Sunday, April 10, 2011

Difference in Revolutions

Lately, the revolutions are sweeping the Middle East and North Africa. Triggered by the success of non-violence revolution in Egypt that resulted in outcast of years of dictatorship, fueled the revolutions in other parts of the Middle East and Norh Africa, like Libiya, Bahrain, Iran, Yemen etc.,

The start and sustain of these revolutions happened through the social media like Facebook, Twitter etc. Since these social medias are popular among the younger generations, it can be comfortably said that these revolutions are started by Youth, as they are frustrated with years old tyranny rule which was gushing them and their country to nowhere. With youth taking the charge, all walks of life have joined their lead and have achieved of something not short of a miracle, the true Democracy.

Me being settled in a foreign country, can only dream of something this big to happen in my country which is the largest democracy in the world, India. Even though it is democratic, this country is only ruled and getting ruled by age old families (like Gandhi's). Even if the later generations of these families might somewhat of better nature and character, they have to follow the illegal paths, to cover-up the cow-dungs their earlier generations left behind. So, as long as these families rule, there would be no democracy even though we are called democratic nation.

India ranks very high in one of the top most corrupted countries and since it is democracy each and everyone is part of the blame. It is no strange to have no unity to fight against one common cause as each and every one in someway or the other is associated with it, take for ex. Corruption. Not only in politics, the corruption is so inherent part of all most everyone's life in India. So when everybody is at fault, one will point finger at another and in this situation how it can be imagined, that all these fingers will point at one common thing which is at fault and will fight for it with unity to correct it. NO WAY.

So, even though I dreamed of the similar type of revolution in India as in Middle East, my analysis of reality pushed me out of my dreams. Even though I consider myself as part of younger generation, far from fighting, I even stopped dreaming about revolution or change in India.

But, Lately this Gentleman has proven me wrong  and has instilled in me a ray of hope of some type of revolution or change in India. I am not sure to be ashamed or feel proud that this revolution has started by a 77 YEAR OLD man rather than the YOUTH that lead the revolutions in other countries. With his pure heart and strong determination, this old (but young at heart) man has started and fore-fronting this revolution that is shaking each and every political party. Looking at this OLD Gandhian determination, every one who has integrity has got inspired and supporting his cause. He is fighting for a cause which is to get a LAW (called Jan Lok pal-common people rule) which entails to give the authority to people to judge the politicians if they are found corrupt. It is so strange that there is no rule till now to even question (far from punishment) the politicians if they are found corrupt. As the politicians are at the root of all corruptions, having a law to chop them when they are found guilty is very important. And slowly after chopping the roots, this spirit will spread to other governmental agencies, eliminating all the branches of corruption.

Even though eliminating corruption is far from reality yet, it is good noble start, which is starting from the roots. And this start is made by 77 year old man, and this man name is "ANNA HAZARE". The major difference in this revolution from others is that this one needed an old man to start but not the Youth or social media, even though they are becoming part of it now. So, Anna Hazare my head bows to you and wish you a long life.