Saturday, February 25, 2006

Hypocrisy Part1

I am posting this as part 1 because time and time again I see a lot of hypocrisy around us,the place where we live,the environment where we thrive,the society which is supposed to endow values but promote hypocrisy since there may be more to come in my posts about classic Indian hypocrisy I just thought of starting a count.
It is justifiably agreed that hypocrisy is the norm of the day.Morality in today's world gives us more pains than gains.But people do have morality which holds the structure of our society in a civilized dimension.Some things are built on traditions and morality for those comes by default.Morality is a singular and it gives us a feel good touch to our soul .In this age of cut-throat competition though morality has taken a backseat.Still we have not thrown it out of the car because morality or pretentious morality acts as a mask for the naked ambitions we breed among ourselves.Bottomline is morality or not there should be gain at the cost of the whatever.Morality is an ambiguous word and for me,an engineer morality is not like any formula that can parameterize people is more like fuzzy logic fuzzier than that.
But one thing is for sure and hypocrisy are the best of enemies..
A couple of days ago the bird flue virus was reported in India.People got scared and the media acted as a catalyst.Politicians being ordinary people banned chicken from the parliament canteens and were genuinely admissive about it what I fail to understand is the sloppy job they did to promote chicken in society.Society was chickening out in a massive dilemma .The chief secretary of Animal Husbandry Department gleefully ate chicken in a media conference to assure the public that everything is fine .It is another thing that half of the media persons present concentrated more on reporting that news than
getting to the heart of the matter i.e. eating the very thing they were working on.The Mayor of Calcutta tried to promote chicken in a conference but refused to eat it infront of the camera. Hilarious !!!
Day in and out newspapers come out with pictures of happy go lucky politicians enjoying a nice Chicken Tandoori.But as an Indian I am confused.Whom should I trust?
The politicians who promote it,the parliamentarians who refuse to eat it,the mayor who is not sure what he is doing or the happy politicians on paper.This perhaps leads to beautiful conclusion: "Democracy at its best here.because we have an incredible number choices"
But situations of indecision among leaders arise everyday:
On Iran,on nuclear issue,development,privatisation et al
And as a nation bred in true democratic fashion we are just as confused as to where we are heading.