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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Reciprocation in International politics, need for privacy and media menace

My definition of Reciprocation in International politics, need for privacy, media menace and why every Indian needs to learn Margaret Thatcher’s marvelous insights.  


Is VISA necessary for British queen visiting India? Britain must have status at par with other commonwealth nations. Is this an issue at all of any significance to anyone?

Reciprocity, power, position everything comes with many factors predominant among them are prosperous economy and corruption free governance which can pave the way for that.

This is what our Honorable P.M Shri. MODI is prioritizing and methodically and properly going about delivering slowly to ensure long term sustenance of these benefits.

So let us not divert the nation's attention from these priorities with very insignificant things.
Queen’s life or whether she visits India with or without visa is in what way going to bother anyone.

If at all only the staff at Royal palace will get leave and relaxation.


Reciprocation is of six [6] types in international politics and used accordingly as the situation and the strength or weakness of the other demands.

1. Direct Reciprocation i.e. if you scratch my back I will scratch your back;

2. Diplomatic Reciprocation i.e. if you scratch my back, I will ask you to calm down and offer you a shiny satin covered nail chair whose effect you will realize only when you start bleeding with pain;

3. Drastic Reciprocation i.e. if you scratch my back I will break your back immediately so that you cannot even get up and reach for my ever back;


4. Dragging Reciprocation with dubious justifications i.e. if you scratch my back I tie you up a tree with your back exposed and keep scratching it whenever I want some blood and take breaks under the tree too to pluck its fruits and eat;

5. Ducking Reciprocation i.e. if you scratch my back I duck so low that you stumble on me and fall flat with your face to the ground.

6. Delusional Reciprocation i.e. if you scratch my back I am happy that you have predicted my itch in advance and feel happy.

To know how actually educated people feel about queen read Paul Johnson’s write ups about the queen.

While standard procedures and rules are welcome there are also situations that warrant Ambulance Law [slight deviations, concessions or over looking certain things in the larger and more urgent, relevant priorities]

Individuals as well as Governments require some amount of free space or privacy to do certain things in secrecy and everything need not necessarily have to be explained to everyone and justified by certain expected SOPs [Standard Operating Procedures]. Based on situations and time there must be room for flexibility.

Excessive and selective media manipulation is preying into privacy of certain individuals and certain national activities and most of these are done more for TRP or gossip etc rather than any great national interest.

More so when governments are run by responsible ministers and media is promoting the interest of the anti-national forces.

Media has been the beneficiary of politicians who have enjoyed power without performance. But all of sudden it selects certain politicians, knowing well every politician has his own ideology and dynamics.  


"Politicians aren't normal people and they've never lived normal lives - but the media expect them to exemplify normality defined as heterosexual monogamy."    - John Dugdale, "The Times", reviewing Edwina Curries' "This Honourable House"



Being so much a selection of facts from an infinitely complex reality, [news] can never achieve objectivity or impartiality, and hence any accusation of bias can only be one partisanship attacking another. - Kenneth Minogue, "The Silencing of Society" 

You cannot hope to bribe or twist, thank God! the British journalist. 
But, seeing what the man will do unbribed, there's no occasion to.- Humbert Wolfe, "The British Journalist" 


Even Dr. Paul Johnson, the most virulent critic of many politicians and intellectuals wrote in his article ‘Can the Media Make a Moral Contribution to our Culture?’ thus, “Intrusion into privacy is the most pernicious media sin of our time, and it seems to be growing. Every mortal man and woman has an inalienable right to some degree of privacy. However privileged, like royalty, however successful, like entertainment superstars, however powerful, like heads of government, or rich or celebrated, all require some privacy for mental and physical health. Even animals need it. Any ornithologist will tell you that some birds, if aware they are constantly watched, will pine and die. Human beings also have fragile psyches, which intrusion may maim; even holders of public office require residual privacy to function effectively. Phone tapping, "staking out," impersonation, telescopic lenses, all can be instruments of theft, as surely as a burglar's bag of tools.”

PAUL Johnson on Monarchy in an article in the May/June issue of The American Enterprise, has this to say about modern-day royalty:
"Both in Britain and in Japan . . . royalty as a constitutional instrument has a reasonably good chance of long-term survival.
"Despite enormous differences, Britain and Japan have important things in common. Both are islands, densely populated, and without any abundance of natural resources -- their peoples are obliged, therefore, to earn their living in the world by exercising their ingenuity in manufacturing, finance and trade. Both, in consequence, tend to be practical rather than theoretical peoples, measuring traditions and institutions by their utility rather than their logic. Monarchy . . . is metaphysical: but it has worked with mysterious efficiency in Britain throughout the twentieth century, and the fact that its success (on balance) cannot be explained rationally does not deter the British people from appreciating its record.
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"The Japanese have had . . . the same experience with their royal institution. So both countries, I predict, will continue their love affairs with monarchy. But there will be tiffs and quarrels ahead, to which Britain is becoming accustomed but which in Japan will have all the excitement and dangers of novelty

I wish also to quote selectively from one my favorite politician.

"I am not a consensus politician — I'm a conviction politician."   - Margaret Thatcher 

If you are guided by opinion polls, you are not practicing leadership, you are practicing followership.   - Margaret Thatcher


The Labour Party believes in turning workers against owners; we believe in turning workers into owners.   - Margaret Thatcher, 1987. 

Greens are like tomatoes. They start off Green, but always turn out Red - Margaret Thatcher 



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