“Ignorance is the night of the mind, a night without moon or star” ~ Confucius
Starting with this quote of Confucius, I wanted to draw our attention on the ignorance we are carrying forward in our daily life. It is not about being a pessimist or being a critique, but an observation from real life situation.
Talking about our society and country... a high level of ignorance could be found at every aspect. It is not only political, economic but also societal and personal.
One of the most common attribute to the ‘educated’ class, when you talk about ‘politics’ or ‘public policy’ they make face of disgust. It a fashion and its contagious. They would flaunt it and say, ‘I hate politics’. Majority of them, never go and vote. However, they never miss a chance to cruse and abuse the criminal type political leader who was elected due to ignorance of such people.
But they love their ignorance! And you cant convince them to do... not to blame.
The Ignorance [Image Atribute: http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com]
The fundamental rights of a human being are being systematically ignored. Identity politics is part of daily life at cost of poor. In primary education, secondary education, higher education, in government programmes and even in business and public sector jobs.
Demoractic rights are curtailed too. You cant contest elections on more than half of seats in local bodies, and almost one third of the seats of Parliament. You have only voting rights that too, only once to elected! Our ignorance dint allow us to rise above the level of being apologist to the rough sectarian politics.
Courts are continuation of British era, with a sole purpose to justify the ruler’s act. Our ignorance does not allow questioning a verdict or functioning of the court. Thanks for Justice Jagmohan Lal Sinha of the Allahabad High Court, only once, court did it duty and the ruling class got furious. The resultant is known as the darkest hour of Indian democracy.
Since then courts are almost doing what government wants. KGB was best last example and he is enjoying chairman of a national commission after retirement. Oh! Sorry, If you dint understand the above para, I was only talking about the ignorance of ‘educated-aware-able’ class.
Well, ignorance is bliss for many... after all you need not to worry about things which have nothing to do with you. But that ignorance also hides the fact that every public policy is related with the life of an individual.
- Amit Srivastava , Lucknow