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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

corruption and the interruption

anna hazare did stir up  a hornets' nest . quite a few wasps are
out in the street  buzzing  past the corrupt and the wannabes.

but it appears to be interruption time now. the show should go on.
hazare efforts should not go waste. corruption should be
fought and defeated. it is an idea whose time has come.

it is probably the law of nature too. every thing which includes
corruption should decline and fall. with a push we can probably
accelerate the exit.

a kick may not be as effective. putting them all behind bars
may even be counter productive. framing more and more laws
either in the parliament or outside in anna courts is definitely
not the panacea.

better option is  be to change the mind set . of the common man
if not of the corrupt. very difficult task indeed

but vinoba bahve tried it . mahatma gandhi succeeded in it.

let us try it. boycott  the corrupt. stay away from their social
functions . decline marriage invitations and family functions.
avoid the clubs which the corrupt patronize.

after all corruption is for  earning  wealth . what is the use of
 wealth  if no one envies it . if wealth does not ensure a higher
social status who will take all the risk, except the really sick
for whom corruption is an incurable infection.

so the thrust  is to show that  wealth leads to loss of status.
in the society, among friends. and eventually in the family.

it is definitely a softer option , and therefore less risky,
 to surround  the corrupt with empty social space than
 confine them within iron bars.

 let us try social boycott with the same zeal with which we
 pitched for lokpal.   it stands a good chance if anna gives
his blessings.