Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Politics, Sex and Democracy

A few weeks ago, entire cabinet of a state government has to resign due to alleged 'rape and murder' of an unofficial political 'keep' by a state minister. India media managed a down play and story dint go viral.
Yesterday, some foolish MLAs were watching porn on their smartphones within the assembly house... And this story is still being played with some spices even by International media.  At local social media, It went viral with hashtag #porngate  .
It is not a new incident for Indian politics or even for global politics. Clinton's famous blow-job-scandal, Gandaffi's virgin army and teen-sex-fetish of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi are some of recent politicians' sex-masala news.
The important question arises, why politicians are too much into sex? Ancient and Medieval Feudalistic societies of Roman and Egypt had such sex obsessed rulers, but the situation was explained by the existence of authoritarian regimes where commoners were helpless and can be killed for refusal of being sex-object.
But our 'civilized' society, being ruled by democratically elected heads are not much different. These incidents explained the deep link of sex and politics. It can be explained through two probable reasons:
1. The Higher Sex-quotient: May be the introvert-extrovert politicians have much energy to indulge into illicit sex to satisfy their urges...
2. The control: They might be thinking that they are the lord and can do anything.
In this context, it is to be noted that third world countries have highest number of sexual exploitation by police, army and govt authorities. It is true from Africa, middle-east, Asia and elsewhere. 
In India, even a police office can get away with sexual exploitation despite decade long legal battles... One can imagine how hard it is to even register a rape case against ruling families here in Indian. (Interesting to note that : was banned by govt in this regard.)
There was widespread anarchy in history of Indian democracy when emergency was in place... During that time too, sexual exploitation was on high. Luckily, we had some brave paper and steel spined journalist.
Sadly we don't have any newspaper now, they are propaganda paper and sell sex items through Page 3 column. When it comes to 'sex' they try to add masala along with their business objectives. Its true with global newspapers too. National Post could be stupid enough, not to understand the the difference between Parliament & Assembly? ( )
The reasons could be anything but media guys are definitely encouraging the ruling class for illicit sexing! And hope Social Media could help in generating common consciousness against them!


Dr Rita Pal said...

Generally, I think men in power use sex as a means of proving "Control" and that power. Power and politicians has been historically an aphrodisiac for many women.

In the UK, an MP once offered an affair in exchange for his support for an issue I had with healthcare. He was convinced that I would agree. I never did agree and his philandering ways with other women was exposed in the media. Sadly, I had to tolerate a morning headline of "Sex Scandal in the Commons" in a national newspaper without having sex with an MP.

Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely. I think you are right on many fronts AS. Your analysis is spot on.

You quite rightly point out the good summary of the overall situation.

Dr Rita Pal

Ari said...

Finnish government to ban our organization? Helsinki district court was ready to ban our organization! An official had told this threat to our chairman in a meeting in the Ministry for Internal Affairs.

A government's threat to ban a peaceful organization (because of its opinions) violates the principles of democracy.

Ethnic cleansing in Western Uusimaa in May 1918 and Forssa region. Some 200 Finnish civilians, men and women, were executed by the Swedish battalion in Western Uusimaa. The Swedes executed at least 460 Finns in the spring 1918.

TV and newspapers broadcast disinformation about history and all political issues. Censorship in the mainstream media: Sweden, Finland and Norway are ruled by the political and economic elite.

In the Scandinavian countries the political and economic elite controls the media.