Japanese economy continued to shrink for the subsequent quarter. For the quarter ended in December 2015, a -0.4% growth was reported. As the news came out, financial analysts and opponents of Abenomics started to sense the end of Government’s financial policies. Government led by Prime Minister Abe has been trying to bring inflation to the system by adopting several manipulations that include the latest negative interest rate policy.
While my host country is passing through an economic crisis (at least technically), my mother country is passing through political turmoil. Indian democratic system (in the constitutional sense) is passing through a testing time. It is not because of the present government ruling at the center. This is just a course that every nation has to pass through. The majority of Indian society at the time of independence from British have been just following the democratic principles bestowed on them by their foreign masters. 68 years after constitutional independence, Indian democratic system (at least in the constitutional sense) is passing through a testing time. It is not because of the present government ruling at the center. This is just a course that every nation has to pass through. The majority of Indian society at the time of independence from British have been just following the democratic principles bestowed on them by their foreign masters. 68 years after constitutional independence, majority of our citizens are not aware of the difference between foreign and their new domestic masters.
Feudal system persists in much of our country. For us, the newly bestowed freedom has been like a toy in the hands of monkeys. Majority of our mass are not matured to observe self-discipline or self-governance. They do not need the kind of freedom that constitution endows them when they find joy in the captivity: the captivity of superstition, the captivity of tribal rituals, the captivity of reinforced beliefs and captivity of caste system. An average Indian even in this age is happy to be identified as Brahmin, Shudra, Kshatriya or Vaishya rather than just a human being. The majority of us are happy to get ruled by others. This is where the progressive movements in India failed. The irony of progressive movements in India is that their leaders put their legs in Russia, Cuba or China to define problems in Indian society. They have no faith in Indian people, rather they have been in illusion with the peasant revolutions that happened in European countries centuries ago.
Civilizations in western world had passed through regimes ruled by majority, where interests of minorities and opponents were dealt with iron fist. They had already passed through that phase years ago. We are just passing through it and for some other civilizations, it may take some more years. Proponents of progressive ideas need to concentrate on issues related to casteism, discrimination based on gender, superstitions to mention a few of the social evils prevalent in Indian society rather than targeting leaderships for bringing foreign investments to the country.
Coming back to the reality, for many Indians living in developed countries, the news from their homeland is disgusting (at a time when we need to concentrate on domestic production and development, the political energy is diverted towards conflicts). Then, are these conflicts purposely created? Whose interest is it to create anarchy in India? Whose interest is it to create an emergency like situation in India? Readers from India know the answers to these questions.
Freedom is not a license to utter rubbish. Neither it should be a license to arm against your country nor a license to silence your opponents. There is an upsurge of policing by the supporters of the ruling party workers all over the country. This could be attributed to the sudden excitement of the majority of seats won by the party. Electing a party with majority does not automatically empower the party to do all kind of controlling activities in the society. Their excited activities helped only to create an image of Talibanism, which in the hands of political opponents has become a tool now.
The whole idea of power shift has forgotten now. The man who brought the power shift in Indian political horizon has been subsided by some of his so called ignorant supporters. In fact, they are tarnishing his image by creating opportunities enough to sink the whole idea of development in the country. Development in every sphere of life is what India needs to survive and come up as a successful society. A man alone at the political leadership is not enough to bring such a big change.
Then again, freedom of speech is not your right to invite your enemies to destroy your home. Boys, grow up and learn first how to protect your feet, then you can think of energizing and glorifying our enemies. Your enmity towards the ruling communal party and its ideologies should not convert in to hatred towards your mother country. You need to remind yourself why you were angry, before being carried away by the anger.