Themes for discussion on lambasting the hypocrites and the cynics
Mrs. Sonia Gandhi, President, Indian National Congress, seems to have decided to rouse a hornet’s nest in the country—a childish programme in the absence of any substantial political resurrection programme for her decaying party for the time being after her party’s terrible debacle and ouster from power. Indian society never took her foreign origin into account while accepting her leadership and tolerated it. Mrs. Sonia Gandhi is known for her fairly considerate attitude towards things. She met Shri Pranav Mukhergee , the President of India who once was her almost a deputy and urged upon him to look into the said ‘serious matter of communal intolerance ’. She let the President know that the entire intellectual community and the ‘liberals’ in the country had become restless, frightened and helpless and leading a life of most unprecedented uncertainty . As a matter of evidence , the President must have been acquainted with the torrential spate of returnees of awards of different fields and their concern over the defame of shameless India all over the world.
India perhaps is the only country where such dramas do take place in all its sincerity. It is exactly for these reasons that some of the points need careful consideration and serious fearless introspection.
To mention a few are as following.
A quick over-view of the post independence era indicates that the history of later India depicts a sorry picture of the INC esp., Sonia Gandhi and the modern present-day INC is an example of group of people who spread blatant lies in a most sinister manner. It is a group of people who in their cynical attitude belittles whatever is Indian , anything ancient Indian , decries Indian social values and blindly blow the colonial trumpets. All this in the name of modern thinking and modern way of living. This influence seems to have shattered the ‘Indian faith’ and conscience of the poor Indian faithful. The Indian society and its fabric were under attack and faced destruction. The icons of the INC were never Indians in its truest sense. They were hypocrites, examples of cynicism, and of course many of them were secret criminals not on records. The icons by their own examples of behavior unleashed the culture of corrupt practices , dishonesty , disrespectful attitudes towards social values and arrogating power to demean lawful activities in the individual life and that of the society, and ---all this for short term gains destroying the future. After all crime has assumed prestigious status.
The herd of Macaulay liberals cutting across caste , language, community ,faith lines, is a smaller one , but they own a lot of real wealth and ownership of several employment exchanges in the Indian Diaspora. Several millions of Indians follow these liberals blindly and many of these justify the liberals and their actions. Western ideas and concepts prevalent in the field of socio-cultural life of the European society were imported and borrowed by these liberals from English and European literature and exhibited in public with intimidating pride. The proud herd has usurped its intellectual superiority to defame and demean the weaker sections of the Indian society without realizing that they are felling the very branch of the tree they are dwelling on by an axe. They are not prepared even to think about the past of their family , their society , their nation , leave alone their culture and faith. The rationale they employ is that ‘all such matters are bourgeois mentality and attitudes’. The herd is firm that these need to be discarded forthwith.
There seems to be an unholy alliance among the media employees, the hypocrites, the cynics, and the defeated politicians. The staff employed by the media owners have to be obedient to the owners when they dictate them to construct stories with suitable twists and entertain the viewers for 24 hours. The hollow talk of ‘freedom of the press’ , ‘free fourth estate’ etc needs in-depth research studies and explore the possibilities of enlightening the academic status of the media employees. This is no suggestion to develop a ‘committed media’. It is strongly suggested that there is no place for cynicism in the media world. It is pertinent to consider whether the electronic media could be relicensed from issuing new (once upon a time they were not authorized). This would not amount to any sort of attack on freedom of the press. Many a time as at present the news is telecast without verifying the facts and based on half truths or at times false material. It is almost based on propaganda, for propaganda and of propaganda. The viewers are instigated by the tailor-made twisted news items which creates an atmosphere of unlawfulness leading to the question of law and order. (Constitutionally guaranteed freedom of expression includes criticizing the functioning of media operation).
In view of these, the following needs to be considered and discussed in public forums.Is media influence harmful to the social culture and individual psyche?
Does media influence disturb communal peace and harmony?
Could the news telecasting rights of the electronic media be withdrawn?
Study of the politics of awards offers during the preceding regimes.
Analysis of hypocrisy and cynicism on the part of the leaders in various fields unmasked.
Politics of personal and personality hatred exhibited towards rulers, party leaders, artists, sportsmen and others.
Study of faithful commoners- followers and irrational mischief- mongering faith-leaders responsible for unrest.
Study of education, communal harmony, peace and the polity.
Politics of intolerance and responsible ‘minority’.
Politics of population.