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If it is not for our weakness

By EMN Updated: Oct 11, 2015 8:58 pm

Do not come to the conclusion that it is a ‘replay of bad mistakes or bad troubles’ (borrowing the language of Tavleen Singh). Situations granting insipid leaders (don’t call them nitwits atleast for now) to hold the batons are the principal causes for this sorry figure of our Naga society. These so called leaders and organizations ‘masquerading as the truth’ hoodwink the society into their fold (they fully know this is not benefitting us one bit). They don’t mind assaulting the majoritarian sense of common good.We all know a society is what its leaders are. As long as we are not willing to resist certain situation that conflicts our interest or with our social moral code we will continue to pass through this phase of ‘divided loyalties.’
We have been living with this fear of frenzied situation for long, and with no one to whom we can consider as our authority that works with conviction. We have been shuddered at the intense brutality and misplaced fervor of humanity. This retrograde stand of our social organizations and public leaders reflects our hypocrisy. This very attitude goads the cultural imperialists to further their activities.
In fact, this dearth of willing spirit to explore things has failed to have a more equitable and empathetic interpretation of the existence of responsible society.
Again, if at all there are groups/leaders making attempts to redress the grim situation our movement often flounders in the murky politics of tribalism or political party politics and we seldom see enlightened results. Slightest criticism of things can kick up tones of ruckus and the movement on benign cause often fails to withstand the onslaught.
Today, Naga people’s failure to respond to the policies of cultural imperialists is bound to cost us everything.

By EMN Updated: Oct 11, 2015 8:58:10 pm