When the preamble of the constitution of India starts with “We The People Of India” we feel glorified, superhuman. When fascists elected by us are beating us to a pulp and leaving us pulseless, we feel helpless with all the negativity, passivity flooding our thoughts and mind.
We are perplexed. We are unable to correct our thought process. We presume that our views, ideas, opinion are largely right; question why others are unreasonable, illogical.

We do not get all facts on hand to come to firm conclusions. We should search for ideas, information.
Everyone functions within their limitations. No one achieves anything on their own including the scientists, experts. The contributions and efforts of many others are also involved behind such achievements. But we are not so professional in our personal, political decisions.
We misjudge our strengths, limitations. There is vast scope for the exchange of views. We are to engage in negotiation, discussion, interaction to arrive at what is right and true.

Rahul is repeatedly emphasising it at the macro level. Can we do it at the micro-level?
What a popular political leader can do is immense. It will have wide impact. But the role of the people is not insignificant. We have a right to agitate for the right causes; fight for the public interest in all available forums; we can collect, coordinate, consolidate views.
We, the people have some advantages. Many politicians do not have them. The fascist regime cannot file cases against everyone.

We have social media, other media, channels that we can make use of to interact, spread our views, contents. But there has to a method, not madness.
There is a way to collect all information, piece them together without losing its relevance, logic and sense.
We are to connect the dots and loose ends, lateral angles of characters and contexts involved.
It may be a collective coordinated effort. But patience is needed.
This is just to create awareness about the existence of this angle, our weaknesses, failures.
Behind the liberal skin, many(most?) of us are self-righteous, listen less, preach more. We should discuss how to have discussions.
There is much to improve if one has an open mind.
Beyond the limitations, weaknesses of people, the reality is they do not have a proper public platform for the exchange of views, opinion, engage in rational conversations, discussions, interactions allowing, accommodating all points of view even if they wish to indulge in it.
The social media for which people have easy access may be used but the format, practices adopted lack the depth needed for free exchange of diverse views to come to mature conclusions.
There are avenues for creating such platforms but organised efforts and support are needed.
The above excerpts are part of my new blog post: ‘Defending democracy: What is the way out?'
Subhead: 'Role of the people'.

For full contents view my website.
Link: wp.me/p8Fpl7-f0
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7 Apr
Most of us are conscious of our right not so much about the rights of others or the truth or justifications behind them.
Our opinions, views are ‘sticky’ and do not get out of our mind even if illogical.

We have a closed mind, not dispassionate while we refuse to admit them.
The opinions, views, conclusions that float around about every issue, every angle, its origin, its solutions widely vary. The versions and conclusions are innumerable in quality and content.

But what is true and right do not vary except over time due to improvements, changes.
Why should there be so much variation and varieties in deviating so much away or around the truth?
It is due to imperfect thought processes, failed leadership, lack of confidence in them.
We are not robots to come with identical, unitary conclusions but can evolve a consensus.
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6 Apr
People are not unreasonable. They have heart, compassion. Even when they are not aware of facts, they are amenable to reasons if the issues are presented dispassionately, objectively.
Then why should there be so many aversions, disputes, divides, hatred? It is not justifiable.
People are fed and misled with mutilated and perverted opinions, views, misinformation covertly or overtly. They are inebriated, stupified with convoluted logic, narratives to convert their mindset, insecurities provoking their basic instincts, impulsive actions.
It is not that the majority of people succumb to such designs, machinations but their silence, passivity against deliberate aggressive agenda set by tricksters, mischief-makers fail to prevent and stop but also allow them to spread causing incalculable damage to this country.
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3 Apr
Behind the mixed signals which proliferate, corrupt perceptions and truth, an epic battle has started for liberating democracy and its incarceration by the fascists, vested interests.
Rahul is leading it. But it is we the people who are to fight to protect our values, freedom.
Before independence, they were only aspiring for freedom and democracy. That always exist within all sections of Indian society.
But the post-independence generation has enjoyed its benefits. It is not easy to suppress, subjugate them. They will raise en masse to protect it.
India is still not a mature democracy. It got diverted from that process by the opportunistic politicians and privileged people to serve their ends and supremacy.

The present tryst with fascism and crony capitalism will set right the path towards true democracy and freedom.
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2 Apr
The basic characteristics of individuals do not normally change. That is true for all characters whether negative or positive.

Rahul is also the same person, genial, warm, hearty, frank as he was earlier. But a negative perception was floating about him. It is changing now.
How that wrong perception about Rahul was built? It is typical work of BJP/ RSS and the media bias even before 2014. Everyone had an agenda whether political or personal to spread hatred against the so-called dynasty while destroying democracy and paving the way for a fascist.
The attempt was to weaken and destroy Congress and Rahul. They sowed seeds of doubts about Rahul and his leadership.
All political leaders including many Congress leaders worked against Rahul, openly or silently.
Congress structure was already weak. Rahul had to take his time.
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1 Apr
Making sense of confusing signals is becoming a difficult exercise with the widespread use of communication tools and the internet.

Some think they are smart to read between the lines. But they should also be aware fake news and falsehood are also planted between the lines.
Falsehood diffuses significantly farther, faster, deeper, and more broadly than the truth.

Identifying and eliminating what is irrelevant and fake is not so easy even for the so-called educated, literate or semi-literate individuals with worldly knowledge and experience.
If this is for educated, one should not come to the conclusion that poor and uneducated cannot make sense of what is right and wrong.
They may be simple and unsophisticated but they apply their intuitions and heart. Their subconscious discerns the right and wrong characters.
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Missed target

Modi thought his Bangladesh visit would help the BJP in Bengal. But every action has multiple effects in politics.

BJP had made ‘illegal infiltration’ a big issue in Assam. Shah built his entire campaign attacking AIUDF leader Ajmal for supporting infiltrators.
Modi’s sweet talk in Dhaka blunted the edge of Shah’s emotive plank. His attacks on Ajmal sounded hollow as AIUDF leader tweeted and wished Modi a pleasant stay in Bangladesh; requested him to discuss the deportation of illegal immigrants, border sealing to stop infiltration.
Modi has not raised these issues. Congress was uncomfortable with Shah’s focus on AIUDF, now feels Shah’s blusters on Ajmal sound like a joke.

BJP’s 8-phase polling for Bengal also helped Congress as it could delink Kerala allowing Rahul to enter Bengal later. It thanks BJP.
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