Our politicians are really farsighted! Do you think ‘Reservations’ is just a political gimmick? If you say ‘Yes’, well, I differ with you. Our politicians want to serve our country. They are thinking about the future …. but the only difference is that they are thinking about their future and not ours.
“Give a man a fish and he is hungry again tomorrow; give him a rod and teach him how to fish and he’s set up for life” this quote goes perfectly in line with the reservation scenario. The point is that professional politicians do not want to set people up for life. It is not possible to build a reliable, self-perpetuating vote-bank on the basis of teaching people to be independent. You cannot rely on their gratitude to vote you back to power time and again. A mosquito can’t drink blood just one time, can it ?
Now if you set up the schedule caste for life it will be just one incident and the gratitude would fizzle out. Any self-respecting politician hopes to hold on to power through his lifetime and to hand over the reins to his children before he rots in hell. And then their children will be trained on how to cheat their own country. Thus from one generation to other,from outside to the inside everyone is kicking us like a football. We all love football, don’t we? So just Sit and watch the fabulous game they are playing with our lives. Just keep watching how the poor becomes poorer and how the rich becomes richer.
I have been reading ever since these Mumbai blasts happened that Muslim terrorist groups are behind these barbaric acts. I would like to go off tangent here a bit.When we became independent, India was divided in the name of religion for the first time. Otherwise, for thousands of years, there were so many religions. The political leaders of India, Nehru and company, decided India would be a secular country. Secular means you wouldn’t face any hurdles because of your religion. What really happened was it became a politics of votes. It’s not that politicians love any minority. So it gave minorities special privileges which was not given to the majority. So the politicians gave them the feeling they were saviours of minorities.
And that’s what politics is all about – if you work for Hindus you’re branded ‘communal.’ In the field of education, there should be a uniform policy to govern education in India. All educational institutions must have the same set of rules.
After the blasts in Mumbai, a tabloid reported that the next target is Ayodhya. The Ayodhya issue is the faith of Hindus that this is the birthplace of Ram. Why can’t Muslims accept this and say: Okay, our forefathers may have done something, right or wrong. The disputed site is 40 feet by 80 feet. It’s been proven by archaeological evidence that this is Rama Janmabhoomi (the birthplace of lord Rama). Babar destroyed it when he invaded India. They have destroyed 30,000 temples and we’re only asking for three temples. And they have special meaning: Rama Janmabhoomi, Krishna’s in Mathura and Kashi Vishwanath (Shiva) in Benares.
This would cover 75% of Hindus who mostly worship Rama or Krishna or Shiva. If Muslims would only accept these three as temples then this would help build bridges of understanding.