“The predator wants your silence. It feeds their power, and they want it to feed your shame!”
I personally loathe when a seat nomination goes to an actor/actress for ‘to be’ elected member of parliament except the case when he/she literally does have special concern, knowledge and interest about public policy, public life and public administration.
And, probably West Bengal is the only state of the world where most of the seat holders are actors and actresses since The All India Trinamool Congress has come into the power. What a giveaway tricky policy!
And I firmly opine that some of these actors and actresses are as equally clueless as social media’s chocolate boy and angel girl. They upload Tik Tok videos, feeling insecure all the time, some of them are eventually lacking requisite academic qualifications, needed to address pandemic societal problem and suddenly they are our ‘wannabe’ MP!
When unemployment and unequal distribution of socio-economic growth is the key issue of developing country like our’s, don’t we have far better options like unemployed social science researchers who have fervent interest at their respective fields? We hurl our political lecture pointing the best qualified cabinets of the world where a health minister is a doctor, minister of science is a scientist, then why is it not possible for India also? Many seem to be based off the assumption but it’s the ground root logistic that ministerial competence must be related to past employment / work/ academic experience or special interest towards respective fields and necessarily should be standing by substantial credentials.
Who should be actually ashamed of?
The obvious answer is none but ‘we’. We are the one who always choose to be blind. Our voice of the intelligence is drowned out by the roar of fear. But till when? When we ourselves are reluctantly ignoring us, no extraordinary leader can uplift us.
Our voice is ignored by the voice of desire. It’s contradicted by the voice of shame. It’s biased by hate and extinguished by anger. Most of all it is silenced by ignorance!