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Are we a nation of biased individuals??

Discussion in 'National Politics' started by JanjaWeed, Aug 7, 2011.

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  1. JanjaWeed

    JanjaWeed Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Recent times has brought out the political biasness not just within the political class.. even the comman man. We as a nation tend to represent political party of our choice & are blinded by our loyalty towards that party irrespective of their actions.
    Past few years has been the worst in the history of independent India with regard to the blatent corruption displayed by our esteemed politicians. But what surprised me the most is the fact that we as the citizens of our country tend to defend the actions of these daylight robbers depending on which political party we are aligned to. Now that’s really shocking & maybe that’s the reason why our politicians gets daring day by day & are getting courageous to embark upon corruption of greater magnitude than the previous one. Because they know... people who follow their party will pardon them irrespective of their misdeeds.
    I have lived in UK for the past sixteen years & have come across on odd occasions corruption involving british politicians. Only last year there was this MP’s expenses thing. Have seen quite few ministers, MPs resigning from their ministries & constituencies simultaneously just because they have misused their perks. Believe me.. they have only spent what they are entitled to spend in a calender year. But the public held them accountable for spending their allotted money on those things which are not related to their public service. This is not just limited politicians.. even public servents from other sectors are not spared by the general public. I remember in one case Bank of England governer had to resign from his post. His fault was that he had an affair with one of his employees. That’s the kind of ethics & integrity people expect from their leaders & people holding high offices in puplic service institutions. Now I wonder why our politicians do not follow the suit, even though their crimes are of far greater magnitude? One thing I came to realise is the fact that in developed countries people hold their representetives to account irresepctive of the party they belong to. Public & media speaks with one voice & public servents do not find a place to hide when every section of civil society, media & general public retaliates with one voice.
    This is what is wrong in our society. We have a biased public, media & civil society. Our leaders will keep on exploiting our blind loyalty until we allow them to do so. Day we realise that we should start holding our public servents accountable to every action of their's irrespective of the political party we support, we can expect a better tomorrow!!
     
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  2. abirbec04

    abirbec04 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    That is because people in this country tend to vote based on their caste and religion instead of issues. As we can see in our forum as well, many are branded right-wingers because they are attacking the ruling party and it's corruption and double speak. We brand the others pseudo seculars or sickularists but if you turn a blind eye to the rampant corruption just because the ruling party is appeasing one particular community then no matter how much corruption and looting goes on nothing will change. People must call a spade a spade and think like an Indian and not of any community.

    Just my 2 cents.
     
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  3. Kronus

    Kronus Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    Well you may be correct. We are becoming a bunch of people who are prejudiced and biased. But thats mostly to do with the mentality of people. In India Government is elected by the majority of population which itself can't distinguish between individual & national development. They are living in a one day world where they earn each day and live each day. Social issues like Corruption, Infrastructure, Education means nothing to them. They are never quite able to see the big picture due to their ignorance which is mainly due to the lack of education. In this case they can not be termed as BIASED but it rather reflects a helplessness of a nation's population majority that does not even know their fundamental rights & duties.

    While talking of the other EDUCATED populace, they are busy writing blogs and discussing & criticizing corruption in public forums and well actually giving it a good publicity. The question should be, Have we ever had time to ask ourselves that whether we have done something for tackling this social evil rather than cursing the government, politicians, bureaucrat , I guess not! Then why call ourselves educated and cultured and patriotic when we are not even able to do the least. Nothing to add further!:india:
     
  4. JanjaWeed

    JanjaWeed Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    @abirbec & kronus...
    I take your point that we have a bunch of illiterate voters & underprivilegd social class who can't differenciate between good & the evil. But they do display their loyalty to their chosen political masters through their thick & thin when individual belonging to that political class is under fire! They are capable enough to come to this judgement that their party or the personell belonging to that party can do no wrong. Now this is not limited to those uneducated & socially backward class, even the educated affluent upper class along with the section of media & civil society display this blatent biasnes. Now that's what surprises me the most!!
     
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    In India Politicians have larger than life image... Some politicians are followed Blindly like Gods... as we all know Nepotism is Part of Indian Society...weather that is in Politics, Film, Business & every thing...

    Sons & Daughters are Considered the inherent of the Legacy of a Individuals... Let that be Gandhi family , Bachhan Family, Ambani Family , Thakare Family, Pilot family, Pawar Family... Children are considered the Successors ... & thats really wrong...

    As u see in the case of YSR... The well wishers of the YSR are Blindly Following Jagan...

    Congress Party is a the Biggest Follower of NEPOTISM... PM's post & party President's Post is Elusively reserved for Gandhi family...why only Gandhi family... only sons & daughters of Congressis get a Party ticket in congress... let that be Sachin pilot, Anugrah Narayan Sinhas family, Lalit Narayan Mishra Family, K. Karunakaran Family, Scindia Family, Hooda Family...

    Stop Nepotism in India...
     
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  6. JanjaWeed

    JanjaWeed Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    ^^^@nairsaab.. agree that we have nepotism & dysnasty politics. It's also a fact that dynasty politics & nepotism is practiced by certain political parties is to cover the tracks of their corrupt trail. That way father's sin will be covered by his son or daughter & their sins will be covered by their own sons & daughters.. & this will carry on till the cows come home.
    but.. why we people blindly pardon every corrupt action of these guys? not just illiterate few.. it's the same with educated upper calss, the media & the civili society. They tend to protect every wrong thing their politician does. Now.. this is one of the main reason why corrupt person gets encouragement to do more corruption. 'cause he knows his loyalists will stick with him no matter what.
    This is what amazes me!!
     
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    i like to add that Literacy doesn't means how many degrees you have earned but how much aware you are about your fundamental rights and how much responsible and accountable you are towards your nation and the society.
     
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    Totally agree. Just look at this forum to find several examples of the same. We have a couple of diehard congress supporters, and some diehard BJP supporters. Look at the Reddys thread, and look at several of the corruption/Anna Hazare threads to get details of both kinds of people.
     
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    As you said...they are "Die Hard"...as it took to "Live Hard" to support the truth..to support the Nation against all adversities.
     
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    JanjaWeed Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    that's the sad part. maybe it's due to the kind of democracy we are brought up under. Dynasty politics & nepotism is an integral part of those political parties who claims to be the guardians of our democracy!!
     
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    When one congress supporter attack Anna, What BJP supporters should do ? A BJP supporter can be supporter of Anna also. Isn't it ? It's Congressi perception that all Anti-congress are BJP supporters. Even few congress are saying Anna is Corrupt. what to say ?

    Anna Hazare is doing great for every citizen of our country. Every person irrespective of Political view should support him.
     
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    JanjaWeed Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    there is no congress or BJP when it comes to Anna Hazare.. ofcourse that's how congress might want to portray.. but that's not the case. People are apolitical when it comes to Anna's movement irrespective of congress's desperate attempt to make it political!!
     
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    Exactly that is my point. It's not about Congress or BJP.

    I am supporting Anna Hazare because India needs socialist like him who can raise the voice against Corruption. I am replying to Anti-Anna who are 99% follower of congressi and they are talking about BJP,RSS and Yedurappa . Now what to say, It's not about BJP.......It's about Anna and Corruption / Congress......Everyone understood except few Pseudo Sickularist Corrupt Congressi. :angel:
     
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  15. uptotrix

    uptotrix Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    The purpose of government is all about stability and to prevent the country from falling apart, it's not about supporting movements or protests nor it is about progress, it's all about maintaining order. Everyone on this forum is equally corrupt when they pay their taxes to a govt which they believe is corrupt or live a quality life that others deserve most. Thats why we need democracy-that you form a party and prove your genuine mandate, not by protests or magazine polls because such movements can be reenacted by bad individuals, for example, separatists who want to tear India apart- now if they fast with several thousand supporters the government will be forced to take action, it's already happening within the country - people want separate states and separate countries and people who don't agree with the rule of law and the government create farce protests. All this stuff will lead to mass anarchy which we don't want, especially when India is doing well, when it's creating jobs and more people are getting a better life. I know you people disagree but then again if it was so easy that any tom, d ick and harry could understand high political concepts we would never have witnessed everything that has been going on. The best criticism this forum can come up with is by calling me names, congressi, sicularists and so on :sarcastic: but deep down you all know you are naked inside, at least I'm being honest about my views.
     
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