Posted: 12 November 2012 at 9:12pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by estel
If I respond to this one, this thread would cross 150 pages in unintended directions!
Originally posted by cruiser51
See, all I am saying is it is unfortunate most of the women lib activists, many social workers, professional protestors...take up causes without even understanding the issues in their wholesome entirety! This is why most end up losing credibility because they have only a shallow connect with realities as well as real issues!
I disagree here. We can't expect them to understand
everything. Time is limited. It is impossible to follow all issues and to follow the pros/cons of every situation. Women lib activists, many social workers take up causes that come to their attention. Every case, every story, every situation is different. They take up causes based on their experiences (the people that they meet and the stories that they hear). My childhood best friend is a social worker and for her every day is different.
I applaud them because at least they are putting in some effort in their work. It is easier for us to sit back and judge them when we have no knowledge of their experiences and their environment.
I also admire activists and the spirit behind women's lib!
MANY, unfortunately end up harming the cause and those they are fighting for, because of their shallow and superficial understanding and approach!
If it was left to Medha Patkar, Mamta Bannerji and Arundhati Roy, there would be no more industrialization, no more electricity plants, no dams, no more development of any kind because they are against displacement of any kind!
Singur is a classic case. Mamta saw to it TATAs got kicked out of SIngur in the name of protecting interests of people who would be affected by factory set up on their land! TATAs went to Gujarat where Modi welcomed them with open arms, TATAs paid to Gujarat farmers the price that had been set up by Guj Government and those fellows have become rich overnight!
Bengal, on the other hand lost a golden opportunity of getting Singur and surrounding area transformed like Gurgaon (thanks to Maruti and it's ancillary units that transformed it into a swanking city of factories, BPOs, Mallst!---------------- Net result, those poor farmers would continue to languish in abject poverty, as has been the fate of their ancestors from time immemorial!
Oh Yes! Mamata ji successfully fought for a cause and 'WON"!
Edited by cruiser51 - 12 November 2012 at 9:59pm