Patriotic Politicians & Political Parties

The measure of patriotism of political parties in Government across the World, can be easily gauged by the thought, resources & care they provide to those institutions & organisations that are very essential for the existence of the Country they govern, but do not provide the party returns in terms of funds to expand their coffers or vote banks.

Political Parties are hence basically profit making enterprises.

The more they downsize the most essential but politically non-profitable services, the more dividends operating capital & financial killing they make for their own existence, which they have to earn in the continually shortening terms at the treasury benches, that voters are giving them.

These short terms have become the trend in an India that is slowly awakening to political machinations, market-economics & geo-strategic aspects of the nation’s existence from a Nation of romantics worshipping ‘elders’, ‘creation’ ‘existence’ and is collectively easily resigned to fate in peace rather than fight for its rights.

Given corrupt curators of the administrative expertise & swindles within the constitution, that Indian bureaucracy has modelled itself to be & as experts too, to survive & do so profitably without accountability & fear of prosecution.

These bureaucratic mandarins seem to have convinced their profiteering partners whom they now appear to use as tools of the trade and rever publicly as masters with bent spines only in sycophancy, that the use of most of the essential ‘non-profit’ services can be done away with by the sheer weight of intelligence & diplomacy alone!

Thus a picture of complete deliberate profiteering by Political Parties at the cost of the long term Strategic interests, emerges very clearly.

It is futile to expect any Political Party in the existing landscape and background to really put its weight behind restructuring the Armed Services, Police or other such essential ‘non-profit’ services beyond that, which is necessary for their politcal survival every five years, alone.

Modernisation of these essential services takes just too long for Politicians to take a gamble while in their short terms of power to risk handing over profits to the opposition during materialisation; and if kickbacks are paid in advance then these result in long running legal battles to prove scams!

Lovely parody & pantomime, but at a very dangerous gamble for the common Indian on the street!

No wonder so many politicians stash their loot and real estate abroad – They are convinced of the chaos they are creating!

This is true across the World.

-Colonel Dilip Sharma (Retired)


Subtle romantic propoganda & mind games or ‘Rational Thinking’ !?

•That’s negative not rational at all, or rational to a mind intoxicated in many ways.

•It may be true of smaller nations like England, Scotland, Ireland living in convenience after having fought & continuing to do so for limited spaces on an island.

•This may also be true also for Nations of immigrants like US, Australia, Canada that have persecuted aboriginals like us, of their lands and into penury by such propoganda stated violently, economically, subtly, romantically or through plain genocidal ways.

• The erstwhile USSR, Russia and China too have through history similarly usurped & controlled many territories and are also in the present actively contesting resource rich territories in the Middle East & Africa.

•All these nations use subtle propoganda to create a favourable environment, politically, socially, economically as well as operationally.

•However, diverse Nations like most of the third World, rationality could also be & has to be, positive.

• Nationalism gifts us for free, a rich symbiotic living individually & collectively as large as the diversity & as varied as the cultures it encompasses, where one can feel good & revel in things done by unknown compatriots of & for the same identity, that one could choose to celebrate or leave.

•There are pitfalls & some others more catastrophic that our society may remember; but India has never had the kind of Civil wars that most of these other Nations have fought in the past or are perpetuating in other Countries today, whom they exploit for resources in the present times, such as in Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Syria etc through Facebook, etc propoganda romantically called the ‘Egyptian-Spring’ etc.

• We need to guard against such negative subtleties that plant seeds of dissentions in the minds of those who are too young & unawares to recognise the devil in these subtleties, or those who are truly troubled with local societal indignities & intolerance (as varied as reilgious, language, regional etc) forced on them locally, in this diverse Society for various political or local reasons.

• The best counter that has ever happened to propoganda perpetuated by exploiters to create dissentions in exploitable Nations is the illegal immigration from the Middle-East & ASEAN countries (Muslim or Otherwise), to the EU, USA & Canada by people who believed the propoganda and are now being turned away!

• The perpetuators of the propoganda have got swamped by their own doing!

• Before believing such subtleties ask, “Will the originators of these messages accept me in their country if I believe their philosophies & wish to migrate?”

• On the flip side, these messages are becoming viral in our Nation basically because the “So-Called-Leaders” have used dissentions in our diverse society on such a large scale to garner votes that, asserting different identities has become politically profitable to even the poorest & the richest in a society where systems are breaking – legal, law-enforcement, administrative, medical, food, security, education et-al except the political which has shamelessly exploited dissentions abetting violence or other coercive means.

• No wonder then, that we attract propoganda from intelligence agencies across the World.

• Luckily our society has persevered only due to, individual ethics of the individual ingrained in them over eons, irrespective of ethnic or religious or regional divisions & diversities; but it is a dangerous trend for Governments to bank on, who must take measures to rectify these immediately, if for no other reason, at least their own easier survival.

• Such exploitative subtleness that normally precludes exploitation & colours the laws that govern the exploited, have remained politically expedient to the ruling dispensations of all hues, long after our enslavers left our shores.

• Surely an Independent India could do better seven decades on.


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Perceptive Communication For Leaders

Interactive critique is borne from positive intent, it pulls teams to act & achieve together.

Criticism is the opposite end of team communication, it germinates from insecurities that splinter organisations.

Cynicism occupies the vast middle spaces, representing the nervous, deprecatingly humorous fence sitters, who are too scared of the unknown outcomes, to be counted either way. This lot is with the team, but works in ambivalent negativism, till the tide turns favourable! It is also the worst form of undeclared & hidden cowardice that grips almost every team, hidden behind a facade of loud bravado.

Each type of communication is representative of the personalities that people hide, behind masks of civility.

Good leaders perceive each kind of team members, early enough to keep them hitched together, acting & communicating honestly till individual needs merge into collective goals & splintered individuals transform into teams.



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