Explorations & Adventures of our Species
By A m i t M e h r a
Politics Of Flawlessness
Why Right Wing is NOT the change we were waiting for:
Right wing's response, worldwide, to every wrong: "You didn't complain when left did it". Guess how you came upon this reversal of fortunes?!
Make no mistake, the first people to rebel and protest against corrupt Congress Govt in India were the members of civil society and media that our right wing loathe. Mind you, till the civil society did not rise the way we did, BJP & opposition were all cozy friends with same congress they keep blaming for every thing this present Govt screws up. No accountability or responsibility. All that we hear is Congress did it, not us or even Congress did it so you can't blame us.
Go back to the days when the initial scams broke out. Check the media reports and you will see how laid back the right wing were till the civil society reaction became big and especially after Baba Ramdev joined it who has huge 'Hindu' following. Then suddenly BJP woke up and saw the opportunity of displacing Cong by appropriating the vote bank they had lost to Babas and Yogis. Today they want us to believe that they were and are at the fore front of fight against corruption. They were sleeping and the most ineffective opposition during the scams tainted Cong rule. That was one of the reasons Cong managed to do so many scams. I am not even going into the theories that they both are hand in glove in almost every big scam that happens.
How can you trust those who claim to be flawless? Left never accepted their flaws. Right is doing the same, be it in US or India or anywhere. So then what has changed for us?
Generally, left & right wing parties are voted in by say 30-40% of the voting population. Governments of both political dispensations mostly ignore the rest but expect trust and respect by all. How will the trust happen in the absence of your flawed reality? And no one's reality is flawless. So are we to accept that no one in power will ever accept their own mistakes, forget rectifying them? So in other words, we always have to choose between one set of blunders versus another set of blunders? And meanwhile all of the political class will just keep denying that anything is ever wrong when they are incharge of Governance? Is this normal behaviour? You expect respect for that? Maybe by your blind followers but you got to be delusional if you think the rest of the world will just fall in line.
Be a flawed human that you are and stop with this over chattering superman facade. Accept mistakes when they happen, right the wrongs and for God's sake stop being so angry and frustrated all the time. You won. Be happy. Be calm. No one cares about your fake projected political rivalries or your affinity for one religion over others. Stop wasting precious time on building that narrative 24/7. Just do the Governance job without being as big jerks as the ones you got voted out. Good Politics, governance and electability can be as simple as that.
So then this is your window to that remaining 60% who are not your core voters. Core voters who bring you to power will always be far less than the population you have to Govern. Left ignored that population and paid a huge price.