Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Andhra Politcs: On the Verge of a Political Earthquake.

Andhra Pradesh: Jagan, Telangana, catastrophe, democracy, prison. They want revolution.

Let’s stop parroting what the newspapers say, television shows and the powerful want us to believe. The point is neither to agree at all costs nor to convert everything, but it is to try to speak with our mouth, our words, our pains and our hopes.

War… or revolution
The beginning of the forces loyal to Sonia Congress bombardments against Jagan marked a fatal step. At the beginning, what was undoubtedly an armed insurrection of a significant part of the politicians against Jagan, is slowly transformed into a war. Apart from some self-organized forms of resistance from Jagan Reddy, all kinds of authority define this case against YS Jagan as ‘irregular’. And it is not by chance that the ‘irregulars’ in Andhra Pradesh have always been very suspicious towards the ‘official opposition-TDP’, which has copied the hierarchies, grades and structures of the high command of Congress Party. YS Jagan with his New uniforms, new leaders and new authorities constitute hope for new social structures and new privileges. Today in Andhra Pradesh the question is to support Jagan Reddy in all possible ways, who have struggled and who will struggle again in the future for a deep change. As a YSRCP member said, the question is to refuse power’s blackmail – be it Congress, the official opposition or CBI – which intends to suffocate the possibility of revolution by pushing towards a merely political war. Let’s never forget those who have died while struggling for Telangana and have challenged a monstrous regime by relying on their strength only, putting their life at risk.

Catastrophe… or revolution 

What happened with Jagan Reddy is not a political disaster but a social catastrophe. What happened in Andhra Pradesh is not a disgraceful incident but the sad consequences of a State full of Disgraceful So-called leaders that vomit poison., scattered everywhere, who have heavily and tragically mortgaged life and freedom in the state, by obeying only to the quest for more profit for the powerful and the rich. After Jagan Reddy being sent to prison and putting the interests of capitalist Sonia Gandhi ahead of everything else, the State Government now presents itself as the sole actor able to sort the situation out, to manage the disaster and to ‘help people’. By implementing an oppressed regime in Telangana the State is trying to strengthen its grip on the population. Frightened by the even too real poverty threat, people are running towards their saviour…YS Jagan. But the cause of a problem cannot be at the same time its solution; if the cause continues to exist, the problems grow. And the problem is not so much political disasters but this State with opportunistic and deceitful leaders. The point is either to continue to make the catastrophe permanent in this State or radically change road, dethrone economy and its king the money, stop believing scientists and experts in order to find solutions to problems they themselves created, and invent new ways of living together

Democracy… or revolution 

After the cries of victory coming from Kadapa and Nellore, cries that our media transformed into a homage to Congress and TDP, Sonia’s troops are relentlessly again shooting at Jagan in revolt. who struggled for much more than a simple change of regime, various political and religious rackets are doing their best to recuperate and channel anger into filthy discussions caste and religion. But, in spite of growing repression, fights keep on.
Everything is being tried in order to make people forget YS Jagan and YSR.. But Even the powerful of everywhere, be them democratic or dictatorial, rude or gentle, ferocious or human, fear most one thing: a social revolution which puts an end to the causes of exploitation and oppression. And that revolution is YS Jagan.

Prison… or revolution

For those who choose to struggle for freedom, real freedom, in the end there are only two answers from their enemies: bullets or prison. Charged with ‘Illegal Assets, he is imprisoned by the State, which hopes to suppress YSRCP.
If we are talking about Jagan Reddy it is because we recognize ourselves in those struggles and because we share, beyond Families, Our desire for a Better State which pushes Jagan to struggle by words and deeds. No prison will ever stop his struggle for Andhra Pradesh. Solidarity with the YS Jagan and YSRCP continuing, always continuing, with hope in our hearts and clenched fits.
Let’s give fire to the revoution. May the wind of YS Jagan blow, may the tempest of insurrection rage.

Monday, 24 December 2012

Six Steps to Save India.

Six Steps to Save India. Join My Fight.

Now that people are waking up to the corruption and crimes of our country.

“We’ve got to stop this before they(Politicians) destroy the country.” Or “what can I do…just tell me what to do and I’ll do it…but I cannot stand by and watch the nation I love be wiped out.” What happened to the Constitution?

I share your frustration. I literally fear for my Country.  I’m afraid my children will be forced to raise their families in a very different India than the one you and I have enjoyed. I use to mock people who said that. I use to say, oh, come on, it’s not that bad, we’re still the greatest democratic nation on the planet…and we are…but not for long, not if we continue our current course.

Our nation is in crisis, but we’re so focused on the symptoms we are ignoring the root cause. This is not a crisis of economics; it is a crisis of leadership!  We are so lacking, yet so hungry for, principled, conviction-oriented, wise, servant leadership. For too long we have sat back and watched the leaders of both major political parties slowly move us away from the principles that made our nation great. And now in the last 12 months, the leaders of all parties have marched us towards absolute ruin of our nation so fast that our heads are spinning. We’re in a state of shock, literally set back on our heels as our government cannot protect the women and children in the Capital City of the Nation.
But our Law system has so utterly failed our nation.

But this is no time to grab your wallets and gadgets and go roam in Malls and restraunts. It is time for a clarion call to acknowledge what we face and what must be done if we are to save our country.  Make no mistake, it is you and I who must do the saving. No Prime Ministarial candidate, no political party will save the day. The responsibility does not lie with them, it lies with us, you and me, a.k.a. We The People. We are the ones endowed by our Creator. We are the ones to whom the rights are given and we are the ones that must exercise them, must stand and fight for them, must let our voices be heard and our values counted.

This is the time to shake each other out of our slumber, to awaken our sense of patriotism and duty. All is not lost…yet…but it will be unless you and I acknowledge the fragility of our freedom, accept the duty that comes with the freedom, and start exercising our rights as free citizens.

So how do we change course and save our nation? It’s actually not complicated, it’s quite simple…it’s not sexy, maybe not even exciting…but it works every time it is applied.

Just showing up to vote in the next elections is not enough (though most are not even doing that). We must raise our personal level of involvement so that we are influencing the process itself even before the choice is made in the next elections. It’s easy to just show up at a party and choose from the desserts on the table. It takes some effort to get in the kitchen and be a part of the preparation that will determine the results made available to the guests.

First, let me destroy two myths you may have been convinced of in your High School government class:

A.     Rid yourself of the fairy tale that representative government is just good people putting their name on the ballot and we all show up and pick the best one. The best candidate does NOT win…the winner will always be the one who BEST works/influences the process, or whose team/supporters best work the process.

B.     We do not get the leaders that a majority of Indians support, we only get the leaders supported by a majority of those who showed up to vote.

The system works, but we have to work the system. If you will join me in stepping up in the process, we can turn things around and preserve freedom for future generations. In the next few weeks, I’ll be blogging in more detail on each of the following Six Steps to Save India:

1. Get personally informed and equipped.

2. Spread the word.

3. Help identify other patriots who want to save India.

4. Help create a better pool of candidates

5. Vote in BOTH the primary and general election.

6. Hold elected officials accountable.

I am Frustated Mr Prime Minister.

I’m frustrated Mr Prime Minister.

I’m frustrated by a nation that persecutes you for expressing freedom of speech.

I’m frustrated by a nation where the cops want their presence to be felt so they arrest you for whatever flimsy reason they want and they get away with it.

I’m frustrated that women like Damini are being raped every day and killed ruthlessly as they come out of their schools and colleges in the evening.

I’m frustrated by cops that think it is ok to touch women and say inappropriate things because they know you have no one else to turn to.

I’m frustrated that it has become the norm to bribe traffic officials to get out of tickets.

I’m frustrated because people in the service industry get upset when you complain about bad service.

I’m frustrated by the corrupt leaders roaming free and deciding our fate sitting in the parliament.

I’m frustrated by a country that cannot feed its own people and is buying food grown by the same people they threw out.

I’m frustrated by the fall of the education system in a country that used to have the best education in Asia.

I’m frustrated by all the potholes on the road.

I’m frustrated by the corruption in all levels of government.

I’m frustrated by the amount of dirt on the ground.

I’m frustrated.

I’m frustrated by the millions of rupees that are apparently obtained from TAX every month. So why do my roads still have potholes? Why is the infrastructure in my country so worn out? Why is the health system so terrible? Why do we have power cuts? Why does law fail us every single day?

I’m frustrated. I’m looking for answers but have nowhere to find them. I’m frustrated by the state my country is in. we’ve taken 10 steps back. I’m frustrated because I see the progress other Asian countries are making and can’t help but wonder, why not us? Why not my country? But most of all I think I’m frustrated because I feel hopeless and helpless. I don’t know where to start finding solutions.