My political belief

"My vision is that everyone irrespective of their history must be allowed to participate in ensuring the progress of mankind without endangering any human or group of humans" 
- Jitendra Rajaram 

Politics is a power struggle between “Handful powerful elites” and “Millions of weak & poor people”. The ruling power is a temporary state of equilibrium. This equilibrium is the sum of positive and negative powers like religion, wealth, societies, people unions, custom, culture, and ethnicities etc. This equilibrium can be managed and sustained through various funnels like autocracy, theocracy, plutocracy, and democracy. Each one of these funnels has their merits and demerits. Each one of them gives larger control to the “Few powerful elites” and a little control to the “Millions of weak and poor people”. Out of all these funnels, democracy is one thing that provides a reasonably OK power balance between “Elites & Weak”. 

In a democracy, a lot of ideas, beliefs, demands, negotiations and similar claims throw their hats. People trails every one of them, each one of them gets people’s vote. Those who are voted to the maximum accedes to the power and aforesaid equilibrium sustains for say five years or so.  

Before democracy, it used to be sectarian leaders hailing from the different set of communities, tribes, group of people, professional unions, military super-powers etc. who used to assemble at one place to collectively agree upon accepting anyone among them as their leader i.e. a king. This is called autocracy; a king may sound autocratic but used to be absolutely a prodigy of these sectarian leaders. During this pre-democracy era, commoners (i.e. Millions of weak people) were having negligible representation. However, even in a democracy, this representation is insufficient but so far it is the most.  

As Nehru said, “democracy is not perfect but so far one of the best because It ensures everyone’s participation in the governance”. This is why, for as long as anything better than democracy is not evolving, I believe upon democracy. 

Contrary to an established delusion, democracy is not limited to election or referendum. It is not just that we have to vote and wait until we are called to vote again. Had democracy been just this, by now, it would have been reduced to merely majoritarian bossism over minorities and apartheid. Democracy means ensuring equal representation of every sect, class, caste, community, religion, gender, ethnicity, belief and ideology in the house where policy frameworks are taking shapes.

Thus, my political struggle is to ensure that everyone without any biases gets the opportunity to represent their clan. Everyone should feel safe in the territory where justice is ensured and everyone is able to make conscious decisions. In my political endurance, I don’t side with poor to delegitimize rich or skewed to apartheid to blame elites for everything. My vision is that everyone irrespective of their history must be allowed to participate in ensuring the progress of mankind without endangering any human or group of humans. 

Here comes the problem, how are we going to balance progress and justice? Any progressive society tends to offend the present system. This is called disruption! If we are making a new constitution than old one has to go. If we are making a policy which contradicts any existing policy than only either one of it will survive. This is natural… but which one will I chose and which one will deny will define how good politician I am. This is where I remember the old Sanskrit Couplet. 

विद्यां ददाति विनयं विनयाद् याति पात्रताम् ।
पात्रत्वात् धनमाप्नोति धनात् धर्मं ततः सुखम् ॥

My personal goal as a politician is to attain as much knowledge I could so that I can develop a pearl of wisdom. The wisdom which enables a person in decision making without adulterating his/her own ethical beliefs and without damaging the basic fabrics of mankind.

This is easier said than done… Wisdom is one thing which is always under the scanner! You have done a million thing right but the moment you do one thing wrong you’re done. So, let me explain my beliefs based on real-life challenges our society is facing. I will continue to add on this list as and when my fellow human being asks my view upon something. 

1. Ideology
Quite more than often, I am tagged as a communist. If a person is kind, he assumes I am a socialist. In any way, I am against right-wing, particularly theocracy. I deny each and every religious supremacy of the world. 
I believe, Socialism induces corruption and capitalism increases greed. This is why in both the systems… the bottom of the pyramid remains poor and discarded. Hence, I believe in the Nehru’s idea of Socialism & Capitalism Mixed system. 
Moreover, it is no longer the question of ideology. The real question is how to multiply the ability of an individual by developing co-habitable society. 
So, I am not against capitalism but more inclined towards socialism. I do not follow any religion but do not interfere in people’s religious outlook. So, my belief is “a Secular Social Democratic Republic State” is the best suitable geopolitical territory, I wish to live in. Thankfully, India is one such geopolitical state.       

2. Religion 
I do not know whether God exists or not and I did not meet even a single person till date who would have helped me find any god. Since no one is sure about the existence of God, a lot of people have assumed god exists. Their assumptions are based on infatuations and in a similar way, I have assumed that there is no god. I wish someday I will be proved wrong. I will be happy to be proved wrong because I want to meet God if he/she/it exists.

However, I have a lot of friends who love to debate with me about the concept of religion. I inadvertently disagree with any religion whatsoever simply because every single religion is jealous of every other religion.

I am fond of religious textbooks. Except for the reverence of God, they teach good ethics, morality, and duties of a person. However, every single religion strongly believes that women are less than men. Thus, this particular belief of inequality helps me conclude that religion is against humanity. 

3. Nationalism
States were formed out of empires and empires were formed out of civilizations. When civilizations were transiting to empires, religion played a great role in guarding the ethnic identities. Gradually, this mixture of religion, ethnicity, empire, and geo-cultural practices formed an artificial emotional identity which is called a nation. Nationalism is a lot like religion, it trains people of one nation to discriminate with the people of other nationalities. 

Hence, I believe nationalism is a temporary and artificial state of emotion which separates one person from other living in different borders and generates a fictitious sense of brotherhood among the people living within the same national boundaries which exists only in the book and not in real practices.

4. Casteism
A gradual practice of social subsections based upon competitive performances like hunting, combating, farming, herding, and production etc. has automatically evolved practice of inheriting professions from predecessors. This helped social subsections in mastering their respective professions. However, gradual urbanization and increasing population density pressured the societies for a close knitted lifestyle. A lifestyle that needed external assistance for substandard services like cleaning sewerage or tanning leathers. These were the jobs no one ever wanted to take up. So, society devised methods to decide who will do these substandard jobs. One of most cruel among lots of cruel ways to enforce substandard jobs to a specific set of people was to declare that it in their fate due to the curse of sins committed in a previous birth. A persistent all absorbing lie established in such gravity that it literally has caused genomic degradation of those specific people. This is how casteism took shape. Casteism is a problem originated from the Hindu belief system. However, profession-based discrimination is visible in every religions and section across the world.   

5. Reservation
Resources are limited and demand is very high. Obtaining resources demands unending struggle, this is why everyone wants to keep reserve resources to safeguard their future. We reserve water, food, fuel, and other resources because we know that tomorrow may not be as lucky as was today. 

The quest of keeping reserve had intensified the concept of accumulating wealth. Accumulation of wealth is directly related to the genomic supremacy of castes as defined above. The socio-psychosis depletion of genomic abilities of low caste people has pushed Dalits/Untouchables to inhumane circumstances. A level which cannot be compared with poverty. It is far below poverty because poverty can be the temporary economic status of a person but caste is a permanent stigma, mental fatigue and inability thereby.

Hence reservation for the people who have lived below the animal level for thousands of years generations after generation is the must. An argument against the reservation is emerging that few Dalits are taking the advantage of caste-based reservation since last three-four generations and thus they should give up their reservation. I disagree with this opinion because even if a family benefited from reservation has emerged from a socio-economic crisis but has not recovered from the stigma of being treated as a person belonging to a low status. The said family has yet not emerged from the gnomically wrecked personality level.

* I will continue to add subjects to this article based upon questions and queries of the readers. Thank you!


Unknown said…
Sir, I'm blown away by every single word in that article.

There is straight, hard and cold truth in those words but I'm afraid that Indian society has reached to such level of biased perception that bringing them to your ideology or even listen to it would be tougher than climbing the Everest
H said…
I believe on your identity it's really very energetic and give optimistic faith on People ..

Salute to you

For wonderful words
Anonymous said…
I believe on your identity it's really very energetic and give optimistic faith on People ..

Salute to you

For wonderful words
Unknown said…
Hello sir,
I want your opinions regard diversity of nations depends on religious (INDIAN SUBCONTINENT) vs ethnical (REST OF THE WORLD)

Please discriminate as I'm tending towards ethnical diversification.
Unknown said…

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