October 28, 2014
Yesterday, I met someone whom I knew in past life. The person is one of the good friends in past and is prominent local journalist in here. We were somehow immersed into sea of conversation of life and the political situations and press freedom in this country, which is under jeopardy in these very days. The person was in court hearing in which his friend, a journalist, was sentenced to jail since he wrote something which leaders in here do not like. Such people are moodiest people on earth. When they like you, they are around you, but when they do not like your face, they put you in a place far way so that none can be around you.
Politics is one of the stupid games and theaters on the earth. Trick is the actor of such drama and tricky people are the players of such theater on the earth. They say, to be engaged in politics is to be in electric shock since most people receive certain kinds of shock as they go forward; manipulation and deception is what mostly exist as the foundations of most political parties and organizations, although, the fund, which is mere ink and paper, is the life and death thing in most cases, in which those people who happen to be leaders in such political realm are those people who know how to manipulate other people and play the game of politics and they invent tricks and they play with the tricks they should, especially on the life of many people.
One was wondering on why few people put their life under such hardship especially in terms of political grounds and activities of life since politics in third world and in Africa is like playing with burning fire in which most people are forced to work and be with the winning party; they like to have hot cake in every day and they live in peace until the party is in power and charge, however few people on the contrary choose to be in difficult situation and amorphous shape in life; they feel and think something different. In this case, hardship is their fate and such people are always surrounded with all kinds of test and difficulties in life.
Why do people take or choose to be in hardship is what one makes one to be concerned about in here and one make one’s own superficial observations and understanding of such aspect of peoples life. They prefer to oppose or work against the governing system for many possible and different reasons. They make hardship as their daily menu with or without knowing the consequences of such way of life in which such people are daily committed to work something that is against the ruling party thinks and plans to do since opposition is one way of telling that what the ruling party is doing incorrect or inappropriate for many reasons.
For example, the Chicago Seven, is a group of men who went on trial in September 1969 for “conspiring to cross state lines with the intent to incite a riot” at the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago. The Chicago Seven consisted of anti-war activists David Dellinger, Tom Hayden, Rennie Davis, Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, John Froines, and Lee Weiner. The Chicago Seven were also individually charged with inciting a riot. Bobby Seale of the Black Panther Party was initially charged with this group, known originally as the Chicago Eight, but after he disrupted the trial proceedings and demanded his own lawyer, he was tried separately. The Chicago Seven trial revealed how polarized the nation had become in the 1960s. Many Americans saw the trial as necessary to restore law and order. Others believed that the defendants were being tried unjustly—that their protests against the Vietnam War (1959-1975) were protected by the Constitution of the United States.
Although the case of polarizing of ideas between various groups of people exist in many nations and countries, the idea of labeling and categorizing people with extreme differences in thinking is treated with ill methods and approaches in almost all nations and countries due to the fact that tolerance and forbearance are expensive items that exist in this world, and society are not welcoming diversities and such claimed diversities are considered as beauty as far as they do not influence or destroy the fundamentals of given foundation of society, even if it is useful and significant, society is not welcoming to such approaches due to the warm and comfort zone it is creating for its own sake and the existing ones benefit those who are ruling class of such given undertaking and way of life; they claim opposing views as far as they live under tolerable boundaries and margins of such given undertaking.
People continue opposing peoples’ view and thinking since it is not possible to have similar or monotonous thinking styles and ways of life If all the people of the world think similar things or in similar style, one person is enough and the rest of the population is just a duplication of such given person’s thinking. What is the point of having numerous individuals since such way of life lead people to have bored thinking and way of life as monotonous ones has its own danger and negative consequences on the life of human society. Hence, having diverse thinking and understanding in many aspects of life is no choice or luxury, but an obligation and mandatory. Hence people make hard choices and difficult decisions in life and they happen to suffer since they oppose the ruling party in everywhere. Why?
One of the reasons why such people do have such shape of life is due to genuine and honest concern they have for the respective society which they belong in which they have deep sense of concern and responsibility and accountability which germinate as result of their own capacity of understanding realities of life and the surroundings environment in which the present undertaking could have possible future negative and destructive consequence on the destiny and future of the nation and society which they belong. Out of fear of possible future negative consequences, such people arise to oppose the ruling party since they think the present system is wrong, fake and inappropriate to the system and way of life of the society which they belong.
The other reason to why such people arise to oppose the present ruling system is due to ego and ambition factors in which when few people are achieved in certain profession and aspect of life, they want to lead the rest in which there is no other way or mechanism that can put them in such state of being unless and otherwise they put themselves into leadership status. Hence, they arise to oppose the system underway in order to justify their claims of ambition and power with blaming approach, criticism of negative types, and pin point negative matters on the system.
The other possible reason is to take personal and selfish advantages in which there are possible sources of incomes derived out of joining and maintaining opposition political parties against the ruling party in which money or other personal advantages are of primal concerns of such people. They join particular political system since it is not the agenda or the aim of such political party, but what type of personal benefit and advantages is the concern and agenda of such people and they join and promulgate the program since they meet their personal obligations and advantages.
The other possible reason on why such people join such oppositions is due to hatred or dislikes they have to the existing ones since the ruling party have done something wrong on their lives and they seek revenge and they design their revenge plan under program and party in which they articulate and organize their emotions such as anger and thinking in way it incorporates and touches the hearts of many people since they share their pains and woes in way they achieve their purposes and objectives.
The life of genuine journalist is far from ideologies of any given opposition political parties or rulings and cadres of governing political party since the right journalists live for the truth, they dedicate themselves to the truth of any given matter than their own feelings and thinking in which they are detached from any personal interests and advantages. Life as such given journalist is very hard and is full of pains and joys since they dedicate themselves to the truth but they suffer due to the path they have chosen and they have painful way of life since most does not like to take the path of the truth.
Accordingly, there are other segments and elements of society, which does not belong to any particular form of political party, but they give their own honest and genuine opinion and they deliver criticism on the systems and way of life underway, and they feel accountable and responsible to the society, but they do not put their thinking, emotions and plans under specific program and group. They in case prefer silence, but they could forward few surprises and views in whichever way they feel and think appropriate and put certain pressure on the governing system.
A journalist is primarily obliged and accountable to the truth, not to the society or the government since there are cases where societies deviates from any given truth as there are government institutions who do tricks on society as in the case of west and everywhere in which what they claim on their constitutions and what they practically do are falling apart and they violate fundamental individual rights and constitutional ones as they intercept their cell phone communications and interactions of their citizens, in this case genuine and responsible citizens act towards the appropriate things and they raise as one power and agent of change on the life of societies.
Such people do not belong to any particular party or ideal, but their primal concern is the genuine sense of responsibility and concern they have and they naturally feel toward the society which they respectively belong. Such people do not have any ulterior motives behind, but they feel and think that something has to be done so that change and transformations shall happen and new and better world should visit citizens which they belong. Misunderstanding and misinterpretations on the acts of such people is obvious but they do things in way they think proper and correct.
While such theatrical dramas of life is going on stage, one make a pause and wonders on such valleys of people, and they live with contrasting and contesting views and understanding although few taste bitter challenges which depend on the way their social system dictates. In such world, to die is to live as to live is to die. Whether people think positive or negative on the system, what and who judges best is the actual reality. Objective reality judges everything than what they claim. We watch such theater with eagerness until the end of such drama and theatrical activities and events are known which are still unknown.
They say, Miracles have never been by their own. Yes; it is true.