"Nature is the best teacher
" - an undeniable fact which has helped people come up with ingeneous innovations lately that ever before. A very noticeable one is in aerodynamics / streamlining of waterborne and even high speed road machines, for many principles are adopted from behaviour of migrating birds and fishes.
Apart from just the science, even the success of a species is dependent on its survival strategy. "Survival of the fittest
" is all that evolution favours. Our diurnal activities ain't all that unaffected from this. In fact the most successful societies are the ones that are the most analogous to nature (of course sparing some grotesques of mother nature, even though instinctive).
India boasts of being one of the largest democracies in the world. By virtue of the system bring corrupt, it is quite identifiable as a democratic one :)
. But offlate, the stand of the government to make reservations at- premium institutes, private sector maybe they'd plausibly even enforce it on theme parks, theatres, public transportation and what not #-o
, coz some sections of people don't get the opportunity to visit these places.
Democracy and capitalism are byfar the most successful model (like it or not) in the human race which has withstood the toll of time by natural selection. Communism doesn't exist in true spirit, for it is a system where a select few (unfortunately in this case the representatives of the people) dictate as to who gets what, not based on their ability but based on their need irrespective of the value they contribute to the system. The only beneficiaries of the system are those on the top of the chain capitalizing on the weak mind of the rest.
Imagine a pack of wolves where one of them never joins the hunt, but enjoys the meat. This slowly perclorates through the pack and ultimately there ain't enough produce to share among all, and hell breaks loose. Had there been exceptions of wolves who are physically incapable of going on the hunt, then others providing aid makes sense as long as they contribute in some other fashion. I'm sure you see the analogy with the reservation system being enforced in place.
Now why would you ever work for a system which
let alone give incentive, but penalizes you for doing exceptional
? Would you work in an organization which pays equal to employees of a cadre regardless of their input to the system? Would you work in a place where the insipid are lauded and remunerated for being loyal subjects whilst the cream are expected to slog in order to compensate for the ineptness of the former for nothing in return, but the same gruel?
How are the governing individuals benifited? Well, they don't care a damn if the country flourishes or goes down in ruins, or what is of your progeny. All they care is their vote bank, and comming to power in the next election so they can drain more of whats left into their reserves.
Fundamentally leaders preaching communism are opportunists ≡ capitalists, under a veil that common men are blinded from. The worse part of this whole drama is that the government has not been unable to provide rational explanation as to how it solves problems. The only rational seems to be that "many people are involved in making the decision
" *duuuh* #-o
. (Check out the title link for what our honorable minister had to say for the very first question. Absolute farce of himself, though and through.)
I don't believe cast based reservation is really going to solve any problem. The system does not ensure that the beneficiaries are those who require it, nor that the beneficiaries are able to contribute back to the system. No longer are our societies bound by our countries borders. If the able are not honoured if not nurtured, they'd just move on to a land of opportunities - at the least they'd save themselves from disgrace.
Don't be surprised if in the not too distant future FC - comes to mean under-previliged
This problem does have two ends. The masses questioning the parliament as to if they are doing the right thing, and the democracy enforcing its upper hand (to save itself from the disgrace of backing up) regardless of the rational. But who am I or you to say what is the right thing to do? Talking in absolutes is easy :)
But is this a realization of the Equalization of Opportunity bill
as in Atlas Shrugged
? I wouldn't blame if the cream of the youth say - 'India Shrugged
', and put an end to all the bragging. And I don't think India can stand up when the industry shruggs.
Lemme conclude this with a letter by Jawaharlal Nehru (not coz I admire him or anything, but for the fact that I and most other can empathize it) - "I dislike any kind of reservations. If we go in for any kind of reservations on communal and caste basis, we will swamp the bright and able people and remain second-rate or third-rate. The moment we encourage the second-rate, we are lost. This way lies not only folly, but also disaster.