Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Useless.On our part.

The whole (ongoing) episode just shows you.
It shows you that The Truth is, indeed, a thing too difficult to swallow for people. For organizations. And yes, for countries of every sort.
Cynicism aside, the poor people do have a right to know the truth. If they are electing a bundle of hypocrites every damned time, they at least deserve to know. They should be aware of the fact that we are, for most practical purposes, a US colony. That we have a band of pygmies posing as leaders. They may be rightist. They may be leftist. They may be religious. They may be secular. They may call themselves any of these things. But, essentially, their greed, their lust for power and their love for self-interest is some thing that should be known to the average voter. Not that it matters, you know. It is all a conspiracy. Shut your eyes and cover your ears if you see the unholy name of Wikileaks appear anywhere.
One more thing. I think that if Obama can get a Nobel Peace prize for pure rhetoric , Julian Assange deserves ten for promoting peace by making information accessible to all and sundry. For peace among different nations can not be established on the basis of deceit and lies. It is a far better approach to be truthful and straightforward.
What WL is doing is a very admirable feat. I just can not see it having much effect on world politics. Because no one will ever be willing to honestly say the truth.
At least, it won't make any difference to us.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Life of Sine

I am indebted to two people for providing the idea for this post. One of them  is Yann Martel, the writer of The Life of Pi. The name of his book gave me the spark of imagination that I needed. The second is a royal friend. I am indebted to both of them.