Friday, October 3, 2008

What this election is all about



By anonymous visitor to blog


We analyze politics at the same level as kids. And I am surprised that even the so called intellectuals do not fully grasp the picture. As much as some like it to be, the issue in the election is not about Maumoon. It is not even about the election of a president. This election is all about bringing a much desired correction to the system. We are in the process of adjusting to a new equilibrium.


And what is it, you may ask?


The world has changed rapidly in the last 10 years with new technology, internet, mobile phones, cable TV, cheap travel in a tsunami of globalization. We are now part of the global culture, for which we are making the adjustment. This requires a serious upgrade of the political system - you don't do it by blaming Maumoon. In fact Maumoon is not even a factor here.


We are witnessing a global change that demands an equivalent change to our attitudes and lifestyles. Out with the tried, tested and failed methods; and in with the values and aspirations of Generation X.


This is not a time to be nostalgic about past people such as Amin Didi and Nasir. They are also not without their share of blame in maintaining our present feudal power structure.


Power is not about right or wrong. It is about sustainability of the current system, which has been in Maldives for centuries.


Now with globalization and with new rules, even Maldives is forced to change. No one can hold it back.


Question is who is best to lead this. None of the candidates have proven credentials to do this. Who is talking about new technology and new ways of doing things?


Even USA and Europe are changing and adjusting to the new reality. But our learned PhD people are talking of copying their systems which they themselves are questioning now.


Our present situation demands a good statesman who is able to articulate the values and aspirations of our new generation. That is the future.


The future cannot be determined by the values of the middle-aged people, because they are just as clueless as kids.


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11 comments:

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Anonymous said...

I just wish if someone can highligh the political future of our country after this election. Are we going to see a stable Govt, What is going to be like in the next few years, (Political, economical stability, instability) Some candidates boast that do not want security for themsleves, they dont even want a Govt residence (Theemuge) are they fair enough to say that? What happens if they fail to deliver their promises? another Amin Didi on the streets of Male'? or perhaps worse? If such a thing happens that will be our worst nightmare? pushing back the country into an politcal, economical turmoil? are we going to see some barbarism on the streets of Maldives? or perhaps we are more civilised/educated than this? All this worries me.....can someone respond?

Anonymous said...

i'm sorry but thats a pretty inconsistent rant of a "kid" trying hard to be mr academio, ....

not about nostalgia you say, then immediately remind us you know where the blame lies....
etc ..

good ideas in this article, but with your gen X, Globalization fascination...
you seem to have disregarded the fact that people act out politics through what they know....
you say even the intellectuals dont realise whats at stake, or why.

well they know what theyve experienced and thats what PHd's or not everyone is talking about.

Youre just transposing their "idea" into your world view.


Be happy...

i think you'll vote for Ibra.

He "knows" what other people dont

Anonymous said...

Maumoon has said on Siyaasath that he always said Insha Allah when promising things for us.What he said indirectly is its cos Allah did not will, that he could not fill the promises.Makes sense to senseless or all?

And he has said Insha Allah, he will win this election.Lets wait and see what happens.

And if he gets elected I guess he does not have much to fear or even be answerable to the senseless public or is it all? He need not be answerable because he always says Insha Allah.

Insha Allah.Has this word been abused somewhere somehow?

Allah save this nation.

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Anonymous said...

It is not the system that brings changes to the nation rather it is the people who have inspired by the system that brings changes. mostly we hear talks and discussions boasting about the blessings of democracy while millions and millions of human beings are living under the "blessed system of democracy" worst than animals.look at India the mighty democracy in the region of south asia.Has this system succeeded in bringing a slightest smile on the faces of million Indians living under the worst conditions of poverty.what is the yardstick of the progress?Is it internet, mobilephones, bridges,high raised buildings, skyscrapers,and etc..?have these glamorous material productions brought any thing good to the thinking and attitude of this generation? If the answer is yes, than I guess,the contemporary maldivian generation should be far more progressive than the past generation morally, ethically and attitude wise.If we want a change for the better, we should ask ourselves first, are we good human beings before we being good citizens? are we good sons and daughters? are we good brothers and sisters? are we good relatives?are we good fathers and mothers? are we good husbands and wives?are we good friends? are we good neighbours? are we good politicians? are we good housemates, room mates and even running mates?No body has any authority over anyone except our own self. what ever we have achieved so far is because we wanted to be achieved so? those who are blaming others are cowradly hiding their own mistakes.However,the only change that we have brought about by the newly introduced maldivian version of democracy is hatred and jealousy and consequently ended up as a nation torn apart.gone are the days when our forefathers were proud of their one language, one religion, one culture,rather now we are more divided than an ethnically troubled society.May Allah Almighty save this nation from heading towards a point of no return. plz don`t blame me for writing these stupid comments for i too have my right to express my views under the freedom of expression and liberal democracy.

MrMv said...

Gaaf Alif ga vaki raskameh hingaanekamah Anni vaudu vefaivaathee, mikamuge sababun Srilanka ga higamundaa tamil tigers ge hanguraama kahala kameh feshi daanekamuge furusathu oi kamah. Like magoodhandi sarukaar...

Anonymous said...

I strongly agree with the above comment that "Its not the system that bring changes but people" I feel that Maldives is moving towards total anarchy and chaos, and its no one but allah who can save Maldives from going into a total disaster. Some may say, we are moving into total democracy, some may say look at US, look at UK, but we Maldivians are no where close to those democracies, people need to be educated, mistake we made was to introduce democracy before we educated people on democracy or multi party democracy. I agree that we Maldivians deserve a better life but at any cost? certainly not. some advocates sacrifice has to be made to bring positive changes, understand but not with brothers fighting against brothers, sisters fighting against sisters, hatred amongst families. Although we lived in misery, we have lived as one, ONE PEOPLE. If someone thinks that we will have to sacrifice that to bring better tomorrow then I see Maldives going back into the days of barbarism....May allah bless us and Maly Allah bless Maldives

Anonymous said...

Whether we like or not, change is inevitable. There is no reverting back to the old days. While a semblence of order prevailed in the past, we did pay a huge price for it.

Yes, in the process of change, we need not fight our brothers and sisters. And chaos need not ensue, provided we can excercise some human decency.

What is very strange in Maldivian politics is how well democracy and bigotry coexist.

Anonymous said...

I think the readers have made very good comments that this election is not a vote we are giving to a particular paerson, but for our future. But I too agree, the deep rooted maligant system cannot be removed, even if we remove part of it or section by section, it going to grow stronger. It is very true we are heading for total failure and anarchy who ever wins this election. Our system is hoing to be more corrupt and there will be no justice, everything will be in the hands of bid criminals and corrupt people. No one can implement true reform justice and accountability, because government will be at the mercy of a lot of rich and corrupt people who will never want justice to be done on them. That means very soon the whole system will collapse and cannot be revived without a big sacrifice of the people. May Allah bless us with another patriotic and true leader.