Happy republic Day... Am I, or shall I say we, happy, confident and optimistic enough to say the phrase
" happy Republic day" amidst the present socio, political, religious and economic crisis that our GREAT nation is witnessing where politics and bureaucracy are having rendezvous with corruption that is leading the nervous system of the nation to its nadir. This is very wider and nationalistic question that we all are asking and shouting our lungs out to get an answer from whom, is very vague as we are clueless of the fact that we are asking to nobody. Today, instead of, asking this bigger question I am going to be selfish and I want to question the tag "Common Man" that has been labeled to me or us.
What is it means to be a common man? Is it means to listen, follow, give in, not question, raise our hand unintentionally and vote for the rules, policy and dictate pronounced by the institutions which are supposed to be meant for us and by us? Is it means that we follow or build our thoughts based on the few elitist educated gentlemen or gentlewomen, labeled intellectuals by self proclaimed intellectual community? Is it means to return back from the offices built for us without getting access to what is for us and without having the right to argue or fight for? Is it means to accept this democratic atrocity of the system, created, run and enjoyed by few self proclaimed leaders who are born among us and who start as the "Saviour, the voice of the oppressed" and who transform among oppressor? Is it means to get to read the distorted facts or is it also means that we don't have the right to know who stashed away my hard earn money in some bank?
If it is all about the above, I am afraid, it , common man, is the opportunist and escapist in us who take turns suited to his greed to survive, not to question and the greed to rule. We are hiding under vast umbrella of facade that the tag ,common man, present to us to disguise and deviate. It's the tag we all enjoy to shy away from our rights as a human being to suit the system designed to be ruled by the few in which we take the turn to be ruled and to rule. I ,myself, question the tag and the attributes that come along with the common man and i refuse to be one who is questioning the sagacity of the tag. I consider and believe myself to the one who is only entitled to be ruled by himself and not by the system.
I leave the board open for thoughts and ask for your views...