Evasion and India

There are times when I let emotions get the better of reason, and you might find examples of that on this blog – not wanting to acknowledge the facts, a phenomenon Ayn Rand referred to as “context-dropping”. Most Indians – the Indian media in particular, are guilty of that too. But there are some who don’t let that happen. Like At Cheruti.

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  • At Cheruti  On December 29, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    Thank you.

    I am (perhaps too slowly) building towards the idea that political randomness in India is not because the constitution has been emasculated but is an end result of it’s fundamentally authoritarian nature.

  • Aristotle The Geek  On December 30, 2008 at 1:47 am

    I think both ideas complement each other, in a sense. By making the concept of rights meaningless through the use of “reasonable restrictions” and by allowing amendments to everything, the constitution essentially reinforced the idea that the State is the one that calls the shots – always. We feel that the constitution has been emasculated because we (rightly) look at it from the POV of an average citizen. If we simply change our perspective and look at it from the government’s side, the constituent assembly did a swell job.

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