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Continuing on power.....

The reason why alternative powers are costly is because, they are expected by the popular power to follow certain expectations and patterns. Being alternate, they usually do not follow these patterns or expectations, and this leads to conflict.
The way alternate power, ideologies and expressions emerge, is expected to align to the way the popular power emerged. With visibility, with the support of the known and “respected” of the society. It never or hardly ever follows that pattern or expectation. It usually emerges unknown and slowly picks up momentum, till it reaches a “tipping point” when it becomes visible. By then this becomes unacceptable.
The other expectation is that, whatever the ideology may be, one should show allegiance to the popular power and expectations of the same. As long as one shows open and public allegiance to popular power and ideology, whatever may be the initial alignment, one is left without being objected to. And this allegiance if is at an acceptable lev…

Power Struggles.....

The recent happenings in our country, has become a stand-off between the so called Nationalists and Anti- Nationalist’s. One is made to believe that there are a group who are anti nationalists and the nationalists responsibility is to see that these are nipped off in the bud! But if one goes into details of what is happening, one realizes that, all are nation loving people. The only problem is the understanding of how each group sees and understands this complex and divergent nation of ours, which I love and I am part of. But the issues underlying all these cries of Nationalism and Patriotism, are not evident to the common public. They are forced and encouraged to believe that all these are about nation loving and nation hating. The underlying deeper issues seems to be “power” and “Self”.
Power is self-perpetuating and self-preserving. History shows us that, popular power tries to suppress the alternate centres of power to preserve and consolidate the power which is already given or …