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Sunday, February 14, 2010

More "anonymous" appreciation on Fumiko Nagano's blog

The Hokey Herd ?

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 02/09/2010 - 23:09.

It is instructive that while most of your participants go on and on about this hokey zero rupee note idea, only one appears to have taken the trouble to visit Divakar's Sathyagraha - a live, non cooperation struggle against corruption in India.

The herd that will scramble to seek favors from a Big Power by flattering its silliness and ignore individuals like Divakar who are trying real things - that is the corruption.

Maybe I am being too hard on the zero rupee note, but why not try the real thing ? Why not hand out real greenbacks ?

Surely, the honest, suffering Indian may deserve them more than the so called "good Taliban " ?

But the most repugnant aspect of the zero rupee note is that the giver of the note puts himself on a pedestal not through any struggle, evolution or suggestion of equity but merely through an alienated, mechanistic and capitalist process.

The fact that neither the President nor the Prime Minister of India have been able to respond to Divakar's documented criticism indicates the awful grimness of the abject helplessness of the Indian state in dealing with its lawlessness.

If the President and Prime Minister are "helpless", then God alone can help and zero rupee notes are merely cute distractions.


Tony said...

You may have a usability problem on your blog. I read through the first 4 articles and looked around a bit but I still have no clue what your beef is!

Divakar S Natarajan said...

Beef,Tony ?


You are talking to a guy who happens to worship cows.

Seriously, I cannot thank you enough for your valuable feedback.

Perusing these posts, on the dates given alongside, may help ?

Andhra Pradesh High Court’s Pernicious Rebellion Against The Law .05/29/09

RTI Act 2005 Abuse In Andhra Pradesh- SIC Cheats! Chief Secretary Lies!05/07/09

Prejudiced CIC Laps Up PMO Lies 05/05/09

Divakar S Natarajan and Varun Gandhi Cannot Both Be Wrong ! 01/28/09

And India’s editorial class will not report the story!

You may want to start with the 01/28/09 post.

The theme of my wail is, I have been punished since two decades, not for breaking any law, but for refusing to join up to the patronage paradigm - the paradigm of shoddiness, irresponsibility, cronyism and corruption that I believe is cretinising us all.

And all the institutions of our democracy, the Press, judiciary, administration etc have failed me egregiously.

I have brought this to the attention of our Rashtrapathi and Prime Minister, as indeed have other very responsible people who have known me and the little bit of work that I was allowed to do.

I am also disappointed with the silence of some of the luminaries of civil society that I have been in touch with.

I am not sure I have answered your question Tony, but kindly persevere with me for any specifics that you may need.

Thanks a million for your kind attention and I do look forward to hearing from you soon.

And they maintain, what appears to be a baleful and ignominious silence.