JE Menon wrote:
No abhishek, every thread is about this... Sadhana's question is that berating the government of India appears to be the primary focus, or turns into a major focus, on virtually EVERY thread. No one is talking about defending the government or anything like that, but why is that constant lamentation on every thread is the question... What you are seeing is probably the slow deliberate suffocation to death of BRF by those who care only about that issue. It is not pretty. But ultimately it is a choice that members make. If this is how the forum goes down in relevance, then this is how it goes. Because the world outside it is slightly different...
Of course, the second most popular pastime seems to be the questioning of participants' motives. All rather sad. But it is a common, clever and tested technique. I would have taken a pretty much similar approach if I wanted to push things towards a circular and confused and crap on everyone virtual society. Sort of like what we are actually doing with Pakistan.
This is largely applicable only to this forum of course (maybe we should shut it down?), but there is creep going on into the Military Forum, into the Tech & Economy forum, not so much yet into the general discussions forum. The mandate of the forum was to lie to the right of centre, but no one will now objectively say we are anywhere in that zone.
Maybe, for fun, I should deactivate my account and sign in and play this little game of pushing things further to the right. Probably no need.
I do not think your criticism of forum members is fair. We have gone thru the phases of 2007-09 where the civilizational identity of India is not Hindu to 2009-11 phase where criticism of GoI is unacceptable to current phase of associating multi-dimensional failures of India with GoI.
Off all the people you should know that it is not fair to blame forum members for the failures of current political dispensation. Every thread "seem" to drift into criticism of current political dispensation, because that is where buck stops. Yes, we can discuss any topic for eons to come without any intention to base it on reality and objective to guide the current reality towards a desired goal, whatever that may be.
The current political dispensation is at helm for 10 years and has "enforced" it's will on every known and unknown constitutional, administrative, political, intellectual and propaganda structure in the nation. Any corner you look into is nothing but the microcosm of this very political dispensation.
All the threads in strategic and economic forums are one way or other tied with current ruling disposition of India. When the same political disposition in power for 10 years, it is no wonder that all the discussions in these fora reflect the successes and failures of that dispensation. Recently military forum too started drifting into this abyss, only because this political dispensation started eating into that national structure as well.
The general discussion forum came into existence only to "temporarily" hide the failures of this dispensation from the world and the mandate for that forum was to discuss civilizational level topics, when they become not "strategic" for they fail the secular tests.
Irrespective of whether this forum stands right of center or left of it or stays as an outlier, the duty of this forum is to churn out a better understanding of and betterment of Bharat that we all love and where our existence and identity comes from.
The termite families and their political slaves are simply a passing in history of this great nation. There is a bigger objective at stake. The lilliput leadership of this nation continued colonial government's model, laws, justice system, administrative system, police, education system and most importantly the history of this great nation. Since these lilliputs are not colonizers themselves, they even failed to show the efficiency the colonizers demonstrated in harnessing those colonial structures.
This should be the focus of this forum, IMHO. If this happens to be right of right in colonial structure, so be it. But somehow the elders of this forum are behaving like the very leadership that tried to become brown British and failed at it.
It is upto the elders if they want to become the discussion forum of the mainstream media that peddles secularism/pseudo-secularism just because they believe Hindu identity of India is unacceptable?