“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” – Plato
Yogi Adityanath as UP CM is painful, it’s painful because he is popular, because he has a strong backing of MLAs. It is painful when educated (and well meaning) people support such people, maybe in ignorance (maybe because they believe he is right? 😦 ) or because they are disconnected with what Yogi Adityanath represents and don’t want to get into details. So two types of people still support this-
1. Type 1 – The well meaning secular people
Argument 1- After all we have a strong PM who supports Yogi. He’ll handle it. And they have put up two deputy CMs, they will keep him in control? Won’t they?
Response- Why to put such a person in power that you need to control him? Will the PM control it in the same way he controlled it in Gujarat? (sorry to bring this sore point up again). And we and Mr Modi will just stand by as spectators? (just like the germans when jews were attacked)
Argument 2- Yogi is not that bad. Find me one video where he says something like that.
Response- pls go through the list I could compile in a very short while –
- Yogi Adityanath in different rallies – listen from 5:45 if you don’t have time – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gL6GufgdzNs
- A short video where Yogi is having fun with his supporters in a rally – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WgcoTPCuTY
- An article in Telegraph – https://www.telegraphindia.com/1090414/jsp/nation/story_10819205.jsp
- Pls. don’t check this out if you are sensitive/insensitive – https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=uLXYzvI_FWs
- Yogi wiki – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yogi_Adityanath (it is highly probable that the controversial sections of Wiki will be edited after this, so i took a screenshot)
2. Type 2 – The not well meaning
Their argument –
In short they want a mandir, Ramrajya and those kinda things. Water, elect., education can be sorted out later acc. to them.
I believe the type 2 type of people can be corrected only through the means of education and we have long passed that stage. It seems the governments want to keep large sections of populations uneducated, so that they can be fooled repeatedly in the name of religion. Government schools are still full of apathy and are breeding ground for disgruntled and angry youth that turns out to be jobless. The only way forward is to pick a leader who is able to control them. What we really lack is a good orator on this side of politics, who can connect to the masses.
What are your thoughts about it?