Saturday, February 11, 2012

porn in the HOUSE

I live in a democracy where legislative sessions are turning to be less political and more porn oriented for some elected representatives. Being fair, I shouldn't say some, but three. But then when I think about the act on a nations perspective, it could be called only as bad as the act of Mr H.D. Devegowda, the earlier prime minister of ours, who had this habit of sleeping on republic and independence days, while the nations flag was to be hoisted. A man couldn't be blamed if the mere thought about that Premier in the comforts of the Parliament hosue gave him spells of laughter and gave him butterflies thinking about the affairs of governance.

Watching porn while the house is in session and while an important talk is on, let us forget it for a moment and try think about them as Men; and the first line that comes to my mind is from the silly advertisement saying men will always be men. If the Minister and his friends were thought about as just men, I find not much wrong in what they were doing. I know a lot of us watch it or have watched it, sometime or the other. A lot many of us did carry disgusting, yet funny/perverse stuff in our phones or some mode of digital memory. He was watching porn. What is big in it? Not much, as long as he keeps his hands to himself, I find nothing wrong. For sure never on the morality side !

You tell me innocent females are kidnapped and trafficked for the growth of the industry, yes that is for sure a wrong committed on the fairer sex. If all of us who have ever watched it, for information or pleasure try remember all that we have seen, I think not many would remember actual rape videos or drugged videos. The people involved either try be good actors, or indifferent, but invariably in most of the fairer sex members were willing enough to be shot.

Yeah with the mobile phones coming and the hidden cams, there sure comes a new category of females who end up being cheated or violated, with the hidden cams and too loving boyfriends. But then taping a female without her consent or knowledge in itself is a different act from watching the porn, so watching porn can't be said to be a wrong on that account alone, when primarily both the acts are different.

Speaking like a man about porn, my heart would be true if I say, "Some people stop watching it, some do not". I guess about all the men, except I do not know who, has had a vigor in the loins when he watched or listened or saw porn at some stage in his life; some kick it, some do not! Watching porn by itself for one make the man a threat to female modesty, I do not for a moment believe. As a personal act, it is not worthy of the attention.

Thinking about the act on the perspective of time of a legislature of a State in a Socialist Secular Federal Democracy, it was a sin. A sin which has its roots in the idealistic thought that in a democracy the true will of the people is being expressed.  The so called expression of the power of the people, of the ignorant masses who is struggling to earn a meal and many dying in their efforts. The poor man is naive, he has other priorities and little is he bothered about how the State is run. He needs the subsidies, he needs the benefits from the government and he doesn't realize it is his right in truth to live his life like a man with human dignity. But instead he believes these as the grants he been allotted for casting his vote for a particular symbol. And he elects the one who promises more!

Political theories on the theory of existence of state, talks about man surrendering his will for the general will, and the general will becoming the sovereign. In exchange for the surrender of his will for the general will  he is offered primarily protection, then the food and comforts, as the sovereign progresses. But the naive man of the masses, doesn't know the theory of existence of state, much less Austin and his sovereignty and he is happy voting for his subsidies and grants. To represent his will he elects the Sleepers and the Porn Surfers! 

Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely - Lord Acton

NB:-  The fame seeker in me wishes for a civil war and getting a chance in riding the waves from the feet of the nation till its head and finally been anointed with nothing less than the title, "father of Modern India" in the history textbooks.
I was quite surprised catching the scroll on Times Now the other day; it read, "minister caught watching porn in assembly". Felt funny and thought would read about it in the weekend. Not-surprisingly, it doesn't share prime time any longer on the tube. News, worth two days and not longer !
Thanks to the archiving quality of internet, I read my share of men caught in a very embarrassing act. I searched for "pornography in karnataka assembly" and there was not one personal blog in the first four google search pages. Added, ", blog"  to the search term and there turned up Mr Naqvi and a Chatterjee with his Bengali blog. Even more surprised, no other blogger (hhhmm say web-logger) had nothing to say on it. The new privacy laws and some weird bans on social networking sites affecting blogger world or what? Or is my imagination running too wild? 

8 comments:

  1. Thats one intellectual and interesting read. You evaluated and tried to analyze both sides of the story and drew a nice conclusion.Its not all about barking and screaming of some biased mad dogs but a say of an educated person.

    Keep posting.

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  2. Thought provoking read. I so agree with all you have brought forth here.

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  3. The second Blog post today,on the "la'affaire porn".
    And I agree on your points.
    The place and time was the matter and porn is not anathema to the BJP , the arch angel of Indian culture.

    But I disagree with the statement,"Political theories on the theory of existence of state, talks about man surrendering his will for the general will, and the general will becoming the sovereign."

    In India the very same doctrine is used by various governments to dispossess people from their lands. Look what has been happening in the last many years.

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  4. Mr Basu - Happy to see you. Maybe the lawyer in me helps in being on both sides of the story and not feel guilty about it. Such leeches, we are ! Thanks again for calling my page an intelligent one, one compliment that makes me swell a little with pride. Not the best of qualities, but one I cant help.

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  5. Pooja - Happy to have made you think on my lines. I feel writing is for that, to make people imagine, think, hope and feels glad my blog page did that to you.

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  6. Anil - I was more on the surrender of mans will to do things completely for his benefits, to abide by a set of rules imposed by the sovereign and in case of a democracy by the general will through representation.

    Land acquisition, I have no words for. The land belongs to the King or the Government. Now from where do they come, from Us. What do they give? I guess security from war! and I agree the so called general will have many a time played havoc. but then aint it because the general will lacks quality and it lacks interest and tastes of the knowledge of the world. Democracy is just a farce, where the power/money thirsty, fools the maximum numbers who struggle for food.

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  7. Osu,

    Safe guarding from war and in war, and all that litany are the carrots and the stick by which Governments fool people.
    Governments , I see need insecurity , the feel of uncertainty in the minds of the populace to function and hold their agenda.

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  8. perfectly, I can't agree more. But then i don't see a world with no form of governance, no where. The sovereigns exists everywhere, from democracy to monarchy and anarchy, a powerful being, who receives habitual obedience from the bulk of the population. I also find that men as individuals would stand no chance against the little evil living in man's desires .

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