Why Com­plain

People's Review - - LEADER -

Decades of or­ga­nized po­lit­i­cal myths ac­cepted as whole and soul truths doled out by po­lit­i­cal ide­o­logues to emerg­ing youths used as po­lit­i­cal fod­der have taken their toll in the body politic. Emerg­ing from their ide­al­ized ver­sions of glo­ri­fied pub­lic lead­ers and sheer glo­ri­fied po­lit­i­cal ac­tions amidst the stark re­al­ity of wheel­ing deal­ing power pol­i­tics, many have cho­sen to cash in on their sac­ri­fices and be part of the muck for their share of the spoils, many see lit­tle op­tion other than to do so while many have be­gun serious queries as to where they went wrong de­spite the pris­tine pu­rity of their now clearly lost cause. Des­per­ate ef­forts to jus­tify the re­cur­rent se­ries of tur­moil fur­ther add to the prob­lem since it pre­vents the seek­ers from com­ing closer to the real truths. There is no deny­ing that Nepal is in the midst of a po­lit­i­cal whirlpool that is suck­ing the coun­try into fur­ther tur­moil un­less a de­ter­mined ef­fort is made spin the coun­try out of the mess that is es­sen­tially of our own creation. One di­ver­sion is to see both the sources and so­lu­tions to our prob­lems out­side the coun­try. This is dou­bly dan­ger­ous and def­i­nitely di­ver­sion­ary. The prob­lem is Nepal’s and the so­lu­tion lies in the coun­try through our coun­try­men. Blam­ing the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity for our coun­try’s woes has one use though. There is a re­al­iza­tion now that coun­tries have their na­tional in­ter­ests and pur­sue their na­tional in­ter­ests in their re­la­tions with other coun­tries. This has led to serious dis­cus­sions now as to what our na­tional in­ter­ests should be. It has also led to a new aware­ness re­gard­ing what other’s in­ter­ests can be in this coun­try. The neg­a­tive as­pect though has been a some­what dif­fer­en­tial ap­proach to out­side pow­ers that in­stills a sense of in­fe­ri­or­ity when it comes to our na­tional in­ter­ests. When this drives pol­icy, the im­pact is surely dis­as­trous. The re­al­iza­tion that na­tional in­ter­ests are to be strength­ened and pur­sued, then, ex­poses our cur­rent lead­ers and sys­tem and our lead­ers know it but have lit­tle op­tion other than to strengthen their ef­forts at cover-up and blame shar­ing. One ap­proach to re­learn­ing po­lit­i­cal truths in this coun­try could be to pe­ruse over me­dia re­portage of po­lit­i­cal ac­tiv­ity in the emerg­ing demo­cratic years and th state’s re­sponses to such and their re­ac­tions. An­other is to pry open the ac­tual rea­sons be­hind po­lit­i­cal de­vel­op­ments on the ba­sis of facts and not po­lit­i­cal al­le­ga­tions. There is also the need to make an ac­tual as­sess­ment of the ob­tain­ing po­lit­i­cal re­al­i­ties at that time. To spin out of the cur­rent whirl pool would need the strength of truths and na­tional de­ter­mi­na­tion not wit­nessed in cur­rent po­lit­i­cal be­hav­ior. We are cur­rently em­broiled in a game of spoils for our­selves, bleed­ing the coun­try is the cur­rent po­lit­i­cal game. So, why com­plain?

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