Sunday, March 22, 2009

Political Joke


Some days back I received a call from a relatively unknown person , to woo me into campaigning for one of my Dad's friend who happens to be contesting for the coming elections from the place where I have done part of my schooling and college. Weird; esp because they chose me to do the task. Practical; because, if I have say about 300 contacts with youngsters in the place and I campaign them into voting for him; about 5 campaigners like me would guarantee him success.

But with due respect to the old man, I had to nod NO.. Just because I hate the politics of present day India (especially Kerala) and I hate the POLITICIANS who are responsible for the degeneration of healthy politics.

That put another question in my head. I must exercise my right to Vote and I would want to motivate all my friends to do the same. But whom do I vote for??? I am not any party's follower and I would want to vote for an able person, an individual I can be sure would be a fair representative of the masses. But till now I havn't come across one Contestant which could convince me as a voter to vote for him.

So that puts me in a dillemma. How would my vote count if I have to choose one from a basket full of rotten apples??? I don't like rotten apples, thus it doesn't make a difference if they are fully rotten or partially. But If I don't vote, I maybe letting the worst of the lot take away the game. If someone has a solution, please educate me. I hope I can make some difference by casting my vote.

Why can't the Election system be something similar to the one we had in school?? Where the entire class chose the contestants and the cass chose from among the contestants, who would monitor the class. Why can't the public suggest candidates, and not the parties?? When would we have young blood into politics who work on the true principles of politics and social welfare?? Or will we just witness the Political system in our country rot and wither away??

8 comments:

buggy said...

even though one may find it diificult to find one iota of joke in thses utterances its very easy to see who wrote this

buggy said...

eventhough the thought provoling and indepth analysis of the intermitten bylanes of the political corridor is evident in every word of this political saga,it can be easily misintepreted by a common reader

Meenakshi said...

hahaha... yes Renju.. I knew you would be here with ur crap jokes..

So i wrote the political stuff and left the joke part for you :P

buggy said...

dont use my name in vain ,woman!!!!!!its dangerous 4 my physical wellbeing

Meenakshi said...

lol.. anyway Buggy suits u better...

sajith viswam said...

satyam! Whn i read the "Gods own country's" fact was running throu my mind!!
well written!!Election is really a political Joke!!

Keep writing..Tc!!

lijin cherian jacob said...

everybody blames politics and politicians but none is interested in entering . y ????. everybody wants to keep their life safe and want to bccome eng. doctors etc.....
(including myself).oru pazahnchollu orma varunnu karayilirunnu kappalodikkuka.criticism is gud but never blame the whole system.

The M said...

I believe what Lijin said is true; but just that we want to change the system is not enough. Alone, we can do nothing in changing this system. U have to be realistic. But there are things that u can definitely do. Some random person called u to take part in a campaign means he has faith in u and knows that u can do something. Y don't u take it as a cue and do something that really would contribute towards making this a better place! Changing a system which billions of people follow is some task!!! When the British left us, they were pretty sure that we would have a tough time fighting among ourselves. They had done their bit in initiating it before they went. And they were successful too!!!