Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Are we turning into an intolerant, undemocratic country?

Today America created history by electing Barack Obama as the first Afro American President of a white country. A country which has a history of bias against the Afro Americans. The Governor at Manhattan celebrates Independence Day by hoisting the Indian National Flag. Why am I blabbering about America? Because it amazes me that a Country can choose a President who is not born there and is of a different race, cause they celebrate another country’s Independence Day cause they have people from that country living there in large numbers and they don’t feel threatened. Even if they do, they don’t beat them up and kill them.
All this when we are busy killing and beating up people in practically every other State of ours in the name of language, religion, sub-caste- and we are supposed to be one race. We “Indian” who have always stood for tolerance, love and democracy.
What has changed in the last 60 years? Has freedom made us less responsible, more callous and lesser humans?

4 comments:

kochuthresiamma p .j said...

'What has changed in the last 60 years? Has freedom made us less responsible, more callous and lesser humans?'
with freedom, statesmen became an extinct species - politicians edged them out.
no point,however, in blaming politicians alone. we, the people are also responsible for it -dancing to their tune.

Utopianthots said...

Agree with you totally. Most of us dont vote, those of us who do, we dont hold them accountable

Koham said...

I think you have devitaed and confused yourself on what you thought & what you wanted to express.

What is the significance of reference of:
1. Barack Obama as 1st Afro-American.
2. Beat them up and kill them.
3. what has changed in the last 60 years?

We donot have 2 party system. We are democratic country and functioning as per the constitution defined. We only created states on the basis of 'language'. We only consistently ignored BIMARU states and did not allow the growth which could have created enough employment opportunities within them. Hence migration to other states would have been with proper planning of habitat.

Killings, intolerance and all such related activities are happening throughout the world.
Of course, this needs to get lowered everywhere. But alas! it's only in theory.

We also have to realize that whatever news we read about the western world (USA, Europe, Australia, etc) is not necessarily giving the correct & true picture.
Hence there is no point in giving these analogies, always.

Utopianthots said...

Koham,
I havent deviated or confused myself-the comparison are inevitable in today's scenario where boundaries are thin. Am not saying that everything with the West is happy and nice, but they seem to be more civil than us. Violence is not an accetable method of protest there. Agree that we are multi-party nation and states formed on language, but what stops us from trying to go the two-party way? Or are we just going to take a stance that this is how things are and we cant do anything. Its time for us to look around and learn