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Monday, October 24, 2011

Support or Oppose At Your Risk!

Article first published as Support or Oppose At Your Risk! on Technorati.

Supporting or opposing an issue or an organization or individuals is not as easy as you may think. If you are smart enough you would definitely do a lot of calculations, confabulations and even manipulations to arrive at your destination. But still don’t make the mistake of having the last laugh!

If you belong to an opposition political party your religion of life is to oppose and so things are not very difficult here. You have to go on opposing the ruling party to the extent that if your rival calls a day a day you will have to call it a night. Problems come up when you decide to support or oppose a different organization having or not having mass backing..


You may be supporting the basic issue pursued by the organization, but you will have to support them in such a way that your opposition policy and consistency is maintained. If your party has some notorious records of misdeeds or connections then your support may be labeled as conspiracy.


If you belong to the ruling party your task is much more difficult. Your rivals are going to do the same irrespective of your support or opposition for an issue or organization or individuals. It’s a tight rope walk all the way and an acid test of your strategic priorities and interests.


If you belong to the common citizen category your case is almost hopeless. Basically because you are never recognized as an authority to understand the ‘issues’ involved in an ‘issue’. And, because you are always believed to act on impulses and emotions. So, your spontaneous support may finally lead you to oppose what you so spontaneously decided to support.


Simply put, as a dignified citizen it’s your duty to wholeheartedly support an anti-corruption campaign. But as you go along you may be confounded with questions like what is actually meant by corruption or who are corrupt or non-corrupt. There will be no one to help you out on this existential dilemma—let it be from supporting or opposing or neutral or fence sitters or subjective or objective or any comprehensible camp.


We cannot advise you so to sit tight within your four walls. Do go out and assert yourself. It’s going to be the toughest fight, we assure you!

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