We rode the wave of 1991 reforms and that wave is now breaking. We have begun the slide into abyss of hard times. All because we have been led by fools who can only spout rhetoric and do nothing but rigidly follow the delusions of their own minds.
History will not forgive Manmohan Singh. His is a sin of omission. He stood there and watched even when he knew it was not right. He played the role of a pawn perfectly but somewhere he forgot that being in the place that he is, he is committing a crime to not just few people but to an entire nation and its generations to come. I think he has been vastly irresponsible. He should have done better simply because he knew better.
As for Sonia Gandhi, the lesser I say the better it is. She is constrained by the understanding she has of this world. All she knows is that she is a queen and she must help the poor needy people. Her’s is a patronizing attitude and I get where it comes from. She did not come from the ground level. She came as a daughter in law and suddenly found herself the queen. Now she pities the common man because he must be helped. She does not understand that it is not her place to pity anybody. All she has to do is to get the government out of the way. This is what one expected Manmohan Singh to tell her. He did not speak, she did not listen and billions will suffer.
I refuse to say anything about Rahul Gandhi.
The times which are coming are going to be tough. More so because we have seen the golden time and know what is possible.
I was just wondering and it struck me that at this point of time, women in politics are pretty major players. Off course, south Asia has been a leader in producing women politicians but now the west is also joining in. In France, a woman leader fought for the prime minister position, Angela Merkel is the Chancellor of Germany, all know that Hillary Clinton is fighting for the post of President of USA (which is apparently the position of ultimate world domination), Benazir Bhutto was pretty much in the race and would have been has she not been killed.
What I am although most excited about is the status of Indian politics where our President is Pratibha Patil ( even if merely a puppet figure, she is THE president of India), Congress Leader is the most visible invisible hand behind the Prime Minister chair. Then the Chief Minister of Delhi is Sheila Dixit, CM of UP is Mayawati and CM of Rajasthan is Vasundhara Raje Schindia. Mamta Bannerjee and Uma Bharti are also very active politically. And who can forget the firebrand Sushma Swaraj? So, it seems to me Indian politics is coming of age slowly, slowly. We are still pretty far from equal participation but I must say that we have always been leaders in this aspect. What with Indira Gandhi being the first woman prime minister and Sarojini Naidu being the Congress party leader long before other countries were even thinking of it. Only Margaret Thatcher came near but she was also a few years late. Anyway, I so wish that there be some other woman Prime Minister in this country but no one seems to be even near it other than Sonia Gandhi who would not take the post. I am a good candidate though,I think 😛 hahahaha
It all just makes me so happy to think that I was born a woman in independent India at this time and age. Opportunities are endless and calling from all directions. There is so much to do, so much to sow. I better do something in my own way.