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Political VENTRILOQUISM!


This is the best coinage which describes the politics of FEEDING THE MEDIA WITH VOICES OF THE HAND-HELD TOY OF THE VENTRILOQUIST and COUNTERING THAT VOICE OF THE TOY WITH THE VOICE OF THE VENTRILOQUIST CHIDING THE TOY FOR HAVING SAID WHAT WAS APPARENTLY SAID BY THE HAND-HELD TOY!

Still for those who have not understood the SKILL, the VOICE BOX is the same but the VOICE is modulated so as to seem as if the voices which emanate are from different SOURCES!

When the CONSTITUTION of India was reduced to WRITING every effort was made to ensure that the LETTER is not made a route for the clever and the crooked to stuff it with their perverse spirit. But, it has been the bane of language that some clever crooks have hijacked the letter to accommodate their perverse spirit, from time to time, upon any matter which had been reduced to writing. When the Holy Books have not been spared, what sanctity could a Social Super-Legislation hold?

If DEMOCRACY is ascertainment of opinions of the people and then sieving the same with the experts and if found viable, then that legislation is to be carried through- as the opinion of the majority is accommodated within the constitutional framework and a law passed for implementation.

In VENTRILOQUISM, the ventriloquist is the GOOD GUY and the TOY in his hand is the cheeky, irreverent and shameless fellow. But the voice emanates from the SAME SOURCE, albeit having the illusion that they are DIFFERENT. As per the constitution of India, the CABINET headed by the PRIME MINISTER is responsible to the PARLIAMENT, which is the conglomerate will of the people. When the cabinet becomes THE TOY IN THE HANDS OF THE VENTRILOQUIST and the party becomes the VENTRILOQUIST, we have to know that the system has been PERVERTED. The CONSTITUTION has been perverted. There is every possibility that the will of the people would be trimmed or adjusted to appear constitutional whereas, in reality it the WILL OF THE FEW- a kind of OLIGARCHY with an epicentre lying outside the DEMOCRATIC CIRCLE!

Whether it be a party’s politburo, or a party’s Working committee or a semi-religious group or a family and its members, if they control the GOVERNMENT and NOT THE ELECTED MEMBERS OF THE PARLIAMENT OR ASSEMBLY, then it OUGHT to be called VENTRILOQUIST POLITICS! This is dangerous and deleterious to OUR DEMOCRACY.

I, as an individual do not have to agree or endorse the LAWS passed, but surely I HAVE TO COMPLY. This is because of the structure, but if the structure itself is undermined by EXTRANEOUS POLITBURO, WORKING COMMITTEES, FAMILIES and RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS, then it is time to strengthen the CONSTITUTION of India, by asking the vote seeking CANDIDATES to STATE THEIR POSITIONS ON ISSUES OF POLITICAL IMPORT and not to be carried away by the parties which have been under the strangle hold of ideologies alien to democratic beliefs!

It is in this context that it should be seen, if a Cabinet which is more at the pleasure of a few, could send a bill to be passed as an ORDINANCE to the President and the very FEW, spew expletives against the ORDINANCE when the STRATEGIC REASONS for such an ORDINANCE is laid open for the world to see. The ORDINANCE route is an emergency measure and not a backroom door for the oligarchy to smuggle bills to appease its supporting “voices”.

THIS POLITICS OF VENTRILOQUISM SHOULD STOP or BE STOPPED , through DEMOCRATIC PROCESS by defeating such forces which believe in kitchen cabinets, strategic groups and think-tanks, which merely give the FORM of democracy, but have become cankers which have depleted the vitals of DEMOCRACY.

WE NEED POLITICAL LEADERS WHO COMMUNICATE, and when given a chance TO CARRY OUT whatever they COMMUNICATED. Not merely leaders who carry people with them and proffer a semblance of peace but leaving the effervescing underlying  lava of communal disharmony, inequities and injustices untouched.

LONG LIVE INDIA AND MAY TRUE DEMOCRACY BLOSSOM!

 

Bilateral Treaty Vs. Vienna Convention!


Julian Assange’s issue has got the British Government between honouring the Bilateral Treaty between United Kingdom and Sweden, on the one side; or the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, on the other, or so the UK would want to polish the Assange issue and present it to the  world!

Julian Assange had entered the Ecuadorian Consulate in London and had successfully sought Asylum for himself from Ecuadorian President against the wishes of the UK Authorites. The UK wants to extradite Assange to Sweden, where he is to be tried for charges of Rape, the UK seems to have taken their role pretty seriously, as they do not want a rape accused to escape the jurisdiction of the courts which have taken cognizance of the same! The greater zeal shown by the Swedish prosecution is in wanting Assange to be subjected to their jurisdiction ! The lawyer of Julian Assange is supposed to have told the court that when Swedish authorities could send a team of officials/officers to Serbia to examine a MURDER ACCUSED, why should not the investigation team from Sweden be despatched to London to gather evidence from Julian Assange. Interesting in the sense that Murder- though a serious crime- is not as heinous as Rape, but in the eyes of the law (as i know it) almost all countries prescribe a higher punishment for Murder than Rape (probably because it is easier to reconstruct a hymen than to create a Human- sorry pals for this!) and therefore the gravity attached to the offence of Murder is graver than Rape and logically, if Sweden could send a team to Serbia to interrogate a Murder accused, they surely can send one to London to interrogate a Rape Accused.

The important point is that the British Embassy in Quito, issues a statement saying that as per some 80’s law, the UK could withdraw the Diplomatic status of Ecuador! This seems like a  VENTRILOQUIST THREAT! A ventriloquist when he wants to say something offensive or threatening may make the doll in his hand open its mouth, but it is the ventriloquist himself who without opening his mouth would be able to produce the desired sounds! The UK by allowing their Embassy in Quito saying this, has not, technically speaking, issued any diplomatic threats to Ecuador. As usual, UK’s double speak is at its height!

The Taliban when it captured Kabul UN Office and pulled out Najibullah and hanged and hung him in a traffic signal post, there was no such pre-action threat sounded by Taliban and its cohorts! But, given to sophistication and mollycoddling the conscience of the unthinking literate, the UK Government wants to shed croc tears before launching on activities in blatant disregard of the Human Rights. At least, when Col Noriega escaped into a similar situation into the Vatican nuncio’s office, the US government waited for his surrender. But there is no such hope for the UK, as Julian Assange is of sterner stuff.

Coming to the Vienna convention, this is not one convention but a series of Conventions which on various issues have been brought into effect on different dates. But before VIENNA CONVENTIONS were done and ratified, there was this UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS adopted by the UN General Assembly on 10 December 1948. One has to go through the following Articles, which are very similar to the FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS enshrined originally in our Constitution of India.

Article 11.

  • (1) Everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees necessary for his defence.

Article 14.

  • (1) Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.
  • (2) This right may not be invoked in the case of prosecutions genuinely arising from non-political crimes or from acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.

Article 19.

  • Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

Just as our Parliamentary Legislators whittled down the FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS and pitted these Fundamental Rights against the DIRECTIVE PRINCIPLES OF STATE POLICY, the United Kingdom is pitting its TREATIES with Sweden against Julian Assange to whittle down the Articles enshrined in the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS!

I hope these imperialist interpretations are defeated by the ebullient ASSANGE!

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