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Monday, January 6, 2014

Romance of words raped and killed by politicians and media

Romance of words raped and killed by politicians and media.
Why do you find fault with AAP and CONG?
1] As a polyglot I witness with glee the grand strides a word takes, because of the suppleness and substantial survival value, in the course of its evolution acquiring a carapace of connotations.

2] This makes sincere preachers, philosophers and scientist to spend reams and reams of paper or lot of time in first ‘defining’ the meaning of the word through which what they are trying to say or want to say or communicate.

3] Very often these connotations also feed a profession which thrives on camouflaging and cleverly interpreting or manipulating cases through verbal diarrhea? 

4] Word sometimes carry within it some affinity to its etymological root; sometimes it gets exalted due to the deft handling of it by great writers, philosophers , linguists etc; sometimes it gets struck up in some vital context; sometimes it also act as the very fulcrum of certain contexts; sometimes it unfolds hitherto unraveled different dimensions of its original meaning; sometimes it exquisitely spreads its wings to fly and catch the subtle nuances which bring out the various facets of its overall splendor ; sometimes it embellishes and establishes through experiences or thoughts newer meanings; sometimes a newer connotation gets added to the word in its journey through how it is perceived by socio- cultural acceptance and assimilation; sometimes it establishes its life because of its relationship to some other words or as a part of a popular idiom or phrase; sometimes it keeps modifying itself aesthetically to survive or supplement some specific situation; sometimes it unshackles its fetters and acquires several new meanings totally disconnected from its original DNA to sustain the life of something else whose survival/life it is supposed to enhance and expand beyond recognition of both its own original identity and that of what it refers to and in the process getting totally delinked from its very root [ as in the case of the word ‘religion’]; sometimes its plasticity is optimally used to refer to a multitude of emotions, feelings, situations etc some of which could be even totally contradictory; sometimes its elastically expands to give space in its womb to give birth to new  jargon or new idioms or phrases; sometimes it gets married to some other word/s  and in its proliferation of love lives to copulate and cohabit with a stranger quiet oblivious of its own identity in that romantic movement.

5] But sometimes because of her innocent, pleasant and hospitable nature she is abused and raped by sloganeering ideologists [who seek to establish some ‘ism’ misusing her], publicity peddlers, propaganda pushers, religious zealots, mass opinion molders, brainwashing brigands, scandal mongering media mafia, political manipulators etc.

7] I wanted to write in detail the story of life of words in general but for want of time and to focus in present context I am confining to certain specific words and the circus ring in which they are  made to obey the ring master [the politician ] and the whip at his disposal [the media].

8] The Indian political class along with an aiding abetting media have already abused and distorted the meaning of the word ‘Secularism’ beyond any sane recognition and they have now decided to do the same to the word ‘Corruption’. What else could it be when Rahul Gandhi says he wants fight against corruption? And Arvind kejeriwal, who did not attend work as an employed IRS cadre and is aligning with congress, says he wants to fight corruption.

9] Through populist schemes of freebees and unreasonable entitlement you paralyze the nation’s economy which is otherwise to be developed through education and employment generating activities [and the worst part is to do this you bleed the educated youth and middle class through multiple taxes and price rise].

10] Through parochial, prejudiced and puerile definitions you putrefy the cultural fabric of the society which has been holding people together even without institutional control and thus destroy national unity by creating divisions among people.

11] Through constant propaganda by abusing and misusing words and sloganeering and resorting to blind labeling you petrify human thinking and thereby suppress their mental development.
12] Finally you ensure people are kept constantly busy struggling for their survival materially and striving for a social unity and they are castrated of their independent thinking through manipulating vocabulary which is purposefully mutilated beyond recognition and thus majority are prevented from even thinking otherwise and the whole media is a big culprit in this strategy of frenzied sabotage involving a treble murder of material, social and psychological growth.

13] History is replete with many examples of how many empires, dictators, megalomaniacs, a former super power [USSR] and even some recent democracies collapsing into utter chaos and catastrophe socially, economically and psychologically. [Argentina- Swaminathan Gurumurthy | Facebook A case study on Rise and Fall of Nations (Argentina and India... Largely forgotten today is the fact that earlier in this century, Argentina was the fourth richest].

15] In India the AAP and CONG combine with a selected media houses are engaged in this activity.
Let us all at least remember the wisdom of common sense that says prevention is better than cure.

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