Saturday, January 22, 2011

our communication with media leaders:part-2

Mail to media leadership- srl no.14 ( NDTV )

Ref: your recent (December end,2010) article in HT, 'lost in the din'

Dear Ms.Barkha Dutt,

Greetings from 'conscience of the society' the NGO that stands for philosophic initiatives to causes like Reason, Fraternity and reinventing democracy !

We appreciate you for your fresh attempt to introspect about true role of media in modern day democracy. As rightly observed by you, the kind of narratives used by media to pin-down individuals,our own kind of people, were very cruel, and many a times fit for silly school children !

'Kalmadi has been side-lined' , Kalmadi,the man who brought shame to the nation', the killer DSP Rathore', 'the so called human rights-enthusiasts like Arundhti Roy and others' - -the list goes long. What media lost was not the complexity of thought, but the very simplicity of it !

 If Media was truly with the people and their simple, eternal aspirations and concerns, irrespective of  whether under democracy or any other form of government, they wouldn't have been in the opposite camp of people like Arundhati Roy and Swami Agnivesh !

People with mind are at least relieved that  Media have adopted a  different attitude towards Binayak Sen!

A democratic establishment was the most commendable and base act of rationality by the people. Here the political leaders have been given the actual drivers seat in governance of the country. Media had voluntarily taken up the role of  
watch dogs over them. But they were often acting like rebellious adolescents, who does not feel oneness with the establishment but remain as an unattached outsider. It is the mad world of the grown ups, beyond their comprehension. Hence the typical rebellion. It is an attitude sans adult responsibility.

Media, in the democratic set up, should have played the role of a typical insider, an integral part, with the sole responsibility of watch dogs on the ones we had collectively seated on the drivers cabin. They should have been the sole agency for Reason in the democratic establishment. It is extremely heartening that at least now they are opening up in true introspection like in the recent article what you have done!

 What media must represent and express should have been the true 'will' of the people as people have no other route to express their will in governance. People as such, never had clearly shown any will themselves in history. What the leaders forcefully tell them becomes their will. Hence Hitler turned German peoples' will into indulge in the holocaust. China hided behind the iron curtain for long years and still partially remain there was not because of their will. The black slaves never expressed their will to come out free till Abraham Lincoln conscience woken up to its need. Peoples will is like the will of crying babies. They often do not know what they need. They merely feel uncomfortable. When moms understand what they need, they stop crying.

This inability of people to have a rational will was the chief complaint of Plato about Democracy. Hence he commented :

"As to the people, they have no understanding, and only repeat what their rulers are pleased to tell them . …Mob-rule is a rough sea for the ship of state to ride; every wind of oratory stirs up the waters and deflects the course” . It was peoples will that had poisoned Socrates, his master!
Hence arise the utter responsibility of the most enlightened strata in the democratic society to act as the Reason and will of its people, instead of leaving it in the domain of political players. The latter always had agendas other than that of the welfare of its people in history, and even  today !

Hence, when media too isolate themselves into unrelated domains such as merely reporting the world, mankind get orphaned.

The media need not project themselves as victims of some sort in such articles. Unlike the much complex political arena, media can always initiate a CONCLAVE of its entire leadership, and adopt changed attitudes and mind sets.

You may use our banner to conduct such conclaves if Media can not directly do it. Media houses may kindly join our initiative for reinventing democracy. It is not our personal cause. It is the cause of the nation, or even that of the entire mankind !

Your tv show yesterday about Binayak Sen

The show aired opinions of people from different background and age group. But what impression one can arrive at other than a more confused state of mind? We have narrated some interesting truth about our celebrated faculty of Reason in our blog ‘ the mystery sparkle of Reason’.

One could arrive at conclusions based only upon the premises on the subject available at his disposal. We know well how equipped our mainstream members of public are with relevant premises to air opinion about matters of public domain.  It was the sacred duty of MEDIA to equip and enlighten them first with such knowledge, and not to raise smoke screen in front of their eyes with confusing TV debates. Such debates generally do not convey any final message or conclusion to viewing public !  

Here comes the utter relevance of MASTER PREMISES every one in democracy must be familiar with. Kindly view our blog 'the hidden thread of the growth of human civilization' at our blog link :

At least the anchor should have had such master premises in mind to lead the group into the right conclusions. These are the directives a democracy  and the human civilization as whole must keep in mind to avoid confusion about its route. Without such master premises at the bottom of mind of every one, the debate creates only  smoke screens, behind which the truth always fade away.

Please excuse us for the sheer length of this mail !
Founder secretary
Conscience of the society

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