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Many learned persons severely criticize politicians but they don't join politics themselves to clean up the arena. Do you think this kind of hypocrisy?

Asked by soumyen sarkar, 22 Jan '09 09:36 am
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That is not called hypocrisy. That is called "Cowardice". Many a times we see that if a person critics on a issue in public people ask him/her to stand up himself to fight that. That is not ideal solution always. It is true that most of the educated persons don't wish to engage themselves or involve in political affairs to bring a change in the system. They want to stand aloof from it and suggest the one's facing that situation. This is not at all useful because you can't sit there and just advocate people without doing something or showing an example by yourself to others. It make sense if those educated critiques show up their work as an example and then pin point fallacies in the way politicians work. Expressing opinion is different than critiquing and advocating what to do. One major reason I think why all educated critiques hesitate to step into politics is that they know how the field is and they know what guts one need to have to stay clean in politics. They are v ...more
Answered by SK. Abdul Mohammed Jafar Sadik Basha, 22 Jan '09 09:44 am

 
  
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I don't think so. Only when our country will become 100% literate this will happen. a person like Abdul Kalam was not accepted by the country for a second term.
Answered by navneet, 22 Jan '09 10:07 am

 
  
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Yes, you are true and such is hypocrisy ,many of them feel politics is not their cup of tea,however ,nothing wrong for the elite to guide or opine, politics is a place where scoundrels and corrupt could survive and thrive and it is their last resort .How can there be a room for the well meaning.
Answered by venkatesaldevarajan, 22 Jan '09 10:03 am

 
  
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Criticism is also necessary. A really learned one will not normally criticize also. We all want to catch the fish by standing in the shore, not in water for safety reasons. Other words, it is a matter of diplomacy.
Answered by john thomas varghese, 22 Jan '09 09:49 am

 
  
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This is not hypocracy. The political arena existing today, is not the the right place for an honest and upright person. To enter politics with a view to cleaning up the stable, one has to be got elected. Unless you are sponsored by a political party as its candidate, you stand no chance of winning the election. Mostly persons with tainted reputation are being sponsored by political parties as they stand a good of chance of cornering votes on account of their to proximity to bootleggersm horders, thugs etc.
Answered by thampy chacko, 22 Jan '09 09:42 am

 
  
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Dear friend 90 % of the so called educated /learned persons of India including me r hypocrats
Answered by Damodar Biswal, 22 Jan '09 09:38 am

 
  
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