It would seem that MOST People have No Idea that Democracy is a Way of Life where Everybody has Equal Rights. What is not known has to be Taught!
This one, and the previous, connected post, had started with what I was seeing on the TV, of prime minister modi’s ‘Secretary,’ coming, going, and standing, in the Most Proper, SERVILE ATTITUDE. Who knows what is going on inside his head, but he does seem to take it as ‘Normal.’
modi with his secretary (a): article.wn.com
modi with secretary (b): www.punjabnewsexpress.com
At least in this picture, the man does look Flabbergasted, I would say.
And here We have a Juicy one!
Photo from the Internet. …As the words ‘in’ the graphic say, We see a Collector, (that would be a High ranking officer!), and the DDO, (I suppose this means the District Development Officer, though he is ‘Some Officer,’ kneeling like that), at modi’s feet. Look at the Pain on the DDO’s face. But modi is Insensible to that.
It is Not just a question of modi and his behaviour. he becomes the First example as he holds India’s most Important office just now. Let me show You some more.
In the picture at left is our infamous jayalalitha, the chief minister of Tamil Nadu, who ‘likes’ these kinds of things. …The faces of the Women in the picture would make a goodly study. I would say that they are cursing their menfolk, the situation, and the person who is demeaning People like this.
But the cameraman seems to have been Impatient. These ’empty heads’ sell their souls to do such things to get a goodly slice of the administration’s income, which jaya can distribute. Let us see the ‘full’ posture:
The man lying at her feet is a Not a poor farm hand. he would be some sort of minister in her cabinet! Even LK Advani, one of the Senior most leaders of our Country, would not tolerate such kind of drama. And it requires Just ONE strong word to stop all this.
lalu prasad yadav of Bihar, mamata banerjee of West Bengal are also notorious for getting and Expecting such Servility.
I have not even mentioned goodly old Barack Obama. He gets by with a ‘Fist Bump,’ a physical contact, an action carried out among Equals.
The word Equals brings us to Democracy. This does not mean that the machinist can necessarily take on the job of the CEO. Nor that our nephews can replace Dhoni, Captain of the Indian Cricket team. Or Many of such kind.
Equality means that You have an Equal Right to LIVE, as Anybody else.
Equal Rights to LAND… WATER… LIVELIHOOD… DIGNITY… TO SPEAK OUT… and BE HEARD.
If somebody is Stronger or Cleverer, it does not give him ‘more’ rights. That is Democracy.
Our Farmers, our Farm Labourers, those who run, and live by the incomes from, the Smallest shops, would make some 80% of our population. As I showed in the previous post, for these, the word ‘Democracy’ is something that exists in the dictionaries of their children.
When they see People Kneeling, Bowing and Bending, and Practically Licking the feet, they Think that this is what Democracy means. They have the least knowledge about the Manipulations, the Booth Captures, or the Votes bought. They Strut around and cast their votes. And then it is: Get back to Your business of ‘serving’ Your ‘masters.’ They know that the ‘masters’ would throw them a few bones every once in a while. And with that they are Satisfied.
Thus Democracy has to be Taught. And I do not mean the ‘classes’ our Children get on these subjects when they are yet in their Teens. politicians are supposed to be, and are often called, Leaders. They have to lead the Way in showing People the True meaning of Democracy. They can start this by Treating the People with Dignity.