People or the nation
There are few things running through my mind these days. I want to write about them. I don’t know the way I think is right or not. This is the first of them. Please give your opinions.
When I read about Tamil tigers in Srilanka, Fidel Castro of Cuba in 1960 or Maoists in Nepal or in our own West Bengal there is common link between them. The government is ineffective or not providing the necessities, required facilities and rights to particular section of people. According to my opinion, a movement by the rebels will not be successful without people’s support. And people won’t give their support madly. They will give it only when they are pushed to the corner and they believe that the current government will not provide anything to them.
Most of the people are lazy and ready give the responsibility to others to govern them. I think thats the one happening in case of human history from the monarchy to democracy. And the way I see it, all those were just for the people and by the people. So I think, if the people were not satisfied with the ruler who is ruling them they have the right to rebel and go free and no people will fight against somebody doing good to them.
Lets the take the case of our country, in particular Maoists in West Bengal, the communists were ruling the state for almost 40 years. And they are now screaming about Maoists. The way they handled the farmers in Singur didn’t done any good and they have no reason to expect the people to support their government. When an alternative comes they will opt for that. The same applies to naxals also. Most of them were frustrated young minds of our own nation who tasted the bitterness of this land.
If I think I am right by supporting our nation as it has given lot to me from food to shelter to education, then the people who are deprived of it has the reason and also have the right to go against the same nation. There is also other thing which keeps coming to my thought. If states within nation are created for better governance and administration, then I believe nations also created in the world for the same purpose. According to me the nation and state are just illusions. World is the only thing which is real. And the same world belongs to all the people.
I have few questions which are confusing and I have my answer with the points I have said above:
Who is bigger? People or the nation??
I will certainly say that its the people. Nation is made of people and if people is not there, there is nothing called nation.
Did the people have the right to walk away from their nation if they are discriminated or they have to stay back stating that its an unpatriotic thing to do?
There is nothing free in this world except the air. And if a nation expects patriotism from its people then it must be loyal and do the things which is expected from it.
Please let me know your answers for the above the questions and tell me whether I am right or wrong.