Monday, 23 January 2017

Letters 


Brinda’s Run Away State

Dear Sir,
Congratulations to Ms. Thounaojam Brinda on her brilliant feature article The Run Away State. So far, I have been working on the theory of the Corporate State which essentially is functioning on behalf of the propertied class – a very violent State at that. Brinda has added a new dimension to the discourse – a feminist angle. Taking up two categories, abandonment (Heidegger) and victimhood (Simone-de Beauvoir and Franz Fanon), she has rightly pointed out that vital organs of the State are dysfunctionally absent precisely at the moment they are needed most. When it comes to delivery of distributive justice, dispensation of law and order, and empowerment of citizens, the State is woefully absent. This is because we have a “profit over people” State. And as she has rightly pointed out, profiteering only proliferate itself towards self-destruction, under the weight of its inherent contradictions. But then, this is what the Corporate State is all about. So, to come to the point, this “Run Away State” Brinda is so elegantly discoursing on, is in reality an extension of the Corporate State – a mask it dons as a strategy. The beauty and force of her analysis lies in this that, working her way through the categories of abandonment and victimhood, she has released a hitherto unsuspected libido reposed in the people. That too with a cry coming directly from a crystal pure feminine heart. This, I am sure, will have liberating consequences.

How to change the world then? Politics, as we all know, is one among the many components of cosmology. The universe presents an interplay of forces and counterforces. One has to unlock the secret of the subtle invisible balance inherent in this interplay of forces. Romancing with social change without a mastery of this secret, will land one in tragic disaster. Conscious participation in social change is never a banal engagement. It is a fervent prayer from the heart for freedom to live in accordance with the laws of truth, good and beauty – which is everyman’s birth right, by virtue of his inherent human dignity.

Brinda, your authenticity and sincerity makes me shudder. But cheer up, God loves His crazy people.

Yours Sincerely
Soyam Lokendrajit
(Retd) Professor of Philosophy
Manipur University
E-mail: soyamlokendrajit@yahoo.com

7-Mar-2016 / IFP Letters / 0 Comments

Comments


No comments found for this entry!


Random Items 

PRJA session

IMPHAL | Jan 22 The Peoples Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRJA) has conducted a public meeting with the elders and youths of Yumnam Leikai and Sinam Leikai today at Malem Ima Community Hall, Thangmeiband Yumnam Leikai, Imphal. PRJA convenor Erendro L.....

23-Jan-2017 | Our Staff Reporter | 0 Comments

MNDF raises regionalism

IMPHAL| Jan 22 Manipur National Democratic Front (MNDF) today organised a one day political conference under the theme ‘regionalism is the need of hour to save Manipur’. The public discourse was held at Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai Community Hall under .....

23-Jan-2017 | Our Staff Reporter | 0 Comments

Painting competition

IMPHAL | Jan 22 The District Library Cum Youth Centre, Athokpam Thoubal today organised a painting competition in two categories, said a release. It further said the first category is for students of Class I to V under the theme of "Environment and Life.....

23-Jan-2017 | Press Release | 0 Comments

Prize Distribution function at Thoubal Moijing

THOUBAL | Jan 22 A Meritorious Prize Distribution function was organised today by the managing committee of Thoubal Moijing High School, Thoubal to honour and encourage meritorious student of the school. The prize distribution function organised under t.....

23-Jan-2017 | Correspondent | 0 Comments

Wanton killing decried, many warn 24 hour general strike

KANGPOKPI | Jan 22 Taking strong exception of the prevalence of wanton killings by anti social elements in the state, Kuki Inpi Kangpokpi District including Kuki Students’ Organization Kangpokpi District and Kuki Women Union Kangpokpi District decry such.....

23-Jan-2017 | Our Staff Reporter | 0 Comments

Lokeshore blames Centre

IMPHAL | Jan 22 Speaker of Manipur Legislative assembly Th Lokeshore has laid the blame for the continuation of UNC economic blockade to the central government. He was speaking during a one day political conference of Heingang Block Mahila Congress Comm.....

23-Jan-2017 | Our Staff Reporter | 0 Comments

Police clarifies

IMPHAL | Jan 22 The police department has clarified over the allegation carried in local daily stating that the Wangoi Police Station and Women Police Station, Imphal West refused to register a case regarding the abduction and rape of two minor girls at .....

23-Jan-2017 | Press Release | 0 Comments

ADC Chandel denounces district creation

Newmai News Network IMPHAL | Jan 22 The members of Autonomous District Council (ADC), Chandel hailing from NPF have strongly denounced the ‘unconstitutional’ creation of seven new districts by the O Ibobi Singh led Congress government. The ADC members a.....

23-Jan-2017 | Agency | 0 Comments

AMGSU’s election

IMPHAL | Jan 22 All Manipur Gorkha Students’ Union (AMGSU) has notified that the filling of nomination papers for contesting the nine different posts of AMGSU general election has been extended till January 27 as per resolution adopted in a meeting held .....

23-Jan-2017 | Press Release | 0 Comments

BRT observes foundation day

IMPHAL | Jan 22 The Banian Repertory Theatre (BRT) observed its 33rd Foundation Day at its office complex today, said a release singned by the secretary of BRT L Tikendra Singh. It further said the observance function was attended by former BRT secretar.....

23-Jan-2017 | Press Release | 0 Comments

UTLA chairman shot

CCPUR | Jan 22 The chairman of United Tribal Liberation Army (UTLA) was shot at by armed miscreants this evening in Churachandpur district. Sources said the UTLA chairman, Lamtingsei @ Ishrel(40)s/o Letkhosei of Tollen village shot by 2 gunmen while ret.....

23-Jan-2017 | Correspondent | 0 Comments

BJP list likely today

IMPHAL | Jan 22 BJP is likely to release the names of its candidates for the upcoming assembly elections on Monday evening. According to a source, the names of 31 candidates will be announced officially. The remaining candidates of the party will be mo.....

23-Jan-2017 | Our Staff Reporter | 0 Comments

Latest Comments