The Fine Line Between Politics, Rhetoric, Vitriol, And Mean-Thinking

Much of what the general public observes, is, at least, somewhat, manipulated, etc! Politicians spend an extraordinary amount of time, effort, and money, performing acts, such as political polling (to try to measure the popularity and preferences of certain issues, and/ or policies), using empty rhetoric, and making often – unfulfilled promises, rather than focusing on producing the service, their constituents deserve and need! How, therefore, might the public, be ready and prepared to evaluate when, what they hear and witness, is pure politics, mere rhetoric, vitriol – based, or simply mean (and nasty).

1. Politics as usual: Too often, we witness, politics, as usual, where the elected official, places his party and/ or political factors, over service to the nation, and its citizens! We have witnessed, in the last several years, and, perhaps, even more so, in the last 6 months, dysfunction, at a level, rarely witnessed in the past! The recent debate over health care and insurance, might have exemplified this, because it was less about the issue, and far more about politics. What ever happened to bipartisan leadership, in order to serve the public’s best interests?

2. Empty rhetoric/ promises: While we somewhat expect, candidates to make lots of empty promises, and using rhetoric (rather than reality), why do these individuals, seem to never transform, to statesmen! What good does this over – reliance on rhetoric, blaming and complaining, etc, service, unless it is solutions – oriented?

3. Vitriol: Consider the most recent Presidential campaign, conducted during 2015 and 2016. Then – candidate Donald Trump, used a wide variety of nasty names, to describe his opponents, such as Lying Ted (to describe Ted Cruz), Little Marco (for Marco Rubio), or the many nasty statements he made, directed at the then – Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton. At one time or another, he referred to opponents as lacking energy, hinted at health issues (which did not exist), made nasty and mean statements about family members (remember what was said about Cruz’ father and wife), or the accusations and statements, such as Lock her up, directed at Mrs. Clinton. He often riled – up his core followers, by making inflammatory, vile – based statements, and accusations!

4. Mean – thinking: When does this behavior go too far? When it is mean – thinking, contains vitriolic, biased, prejudiced, inflammatory statements, etc, with the apparent attempt, to do little more than rile – up his political core!

We have never observed any public official, who behaved, spoke, seemed as ill – prepared, etc, as President Donald Trump! Now, more than ever, we need our other elected officials, to step forward, to protect the freedoms, rights, etc, we’ve come to expect, in America!…

Women Empowerment – Myth Or Reality

You can tell the condition of a nation by looking at the status of its women.

– Jawaharlal Nehru

Empowerment of any section of a society is a myth until they are conferred equality before law. The foundation of freedom, justice and fraternity is based on the recognition of the inherent dignity and of equal and inalienable rights to all the members of the society. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted and proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 10th December 1948, envisaged in Article 2 that “every one is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this declaration without distinction of any kind.”

It has traditionally been accepted that the thread of family weaves the fabric of Indian society. Women are considered as the hub center of the family. Still, in the era of political domination by foreigners, the women in India suffered most. A few social reform measures were taken towards the later 19th and early 20th century during the British regime. The inception of Mahatma Gandhi in the National freedom movement ushered a new concept of mass mobilization. Women constituted about 50{512b763ef340c1c7e529c41476c7e03bc66d8daea696e1162822661d30dde056} of the country’s total population, he, therefore, involved women in the nation’s liberation movement. The mass participation of women directly in the freedom struggle was the great divide in the history of (Feminist movement) empowerment of women. They shed age-old disabilities and shared the responsibility of liberation of their motherland with their counter parts. The freedom of India thus became synonymous with the empowerment of women. In this context the date of India’s political freedom (August 15, 1947) is a landmark in the history of women empowerment in India. It brought in its wake a great consciousness in our society for human dignity. It was realized that every citizen of independent India be accorded equal treatment under the law.

This is the urban age and Women along with men are here to make an impact, let’s not ignore them, let’s listen and prioritize them. In almost all societies through history, Women have occupied secondary position vis-à-vis men.

Women’s rights and issues have always been a subject of serious concern of academicians, intelligentsia and policy makers. From pastoral society to contemporary information and global society, the role of Women has changed drastically. The role of a typical “Grihani” (house wife) who catered to all the requirements of the house holds including the rearing and upbringing of children in various sub roles of daughter, daughter-in-law, wife, mother, aunt etc. has been played quite efficiently. The continuity of changes in socio-economic and psycho-cultural aspects of human living has influenced the role of Women. With the process of Industrialization, Modernization and Globalization showing its deep impact on the human society all over the world, the role and responsibilities of Women has attained new definition and perspective. Further this has also led to addition of responsibilities and widened the role of Women who also shares the financial responsibilities.

The Women issues have received …

7 Reasons Why You Should Migrate To Singapore

Are you considering migrating to other parts of the world to start a new chapter of your life?

Are you moving so as to look for a job? Or do you yearn to experience a different culture?

If you were looking for a decent job as well as a place where you can live comfortably, then I would recommend you “Singapore”.

In a survey conducted recently, Singapore was picked as the best city in the world for Asian expatriates to live in. Beating Japan, Shanghai and even Hong Kong.

There are many reasons for choosing to work and live in Singapore, but basically there are 7. They are:

Strong Law Enforcements –

You never get to see protests, strikes and riots in the streets of Singapore. This is the result of the strict law enforcement by the police. Anybody caught involved in any of the above events, will be jailed and fined.

Currently, death penalty still exists in Singapore. Anybody caught drug trafficking, or committed murder or kidnap would be sentenced to death.

Another benefit of living in Singapore is it is quite safe to walk alone in the streets. Though crimes do occur, the rates are relative lower than that in other countries.

The locals joke that anybody who committed a crime has nowhere to run but jump into the sea (this is because Singapore is surrounded by sea). Another joke is that before the robber can escape, the police have arrived (Singapore is so small).

Climate –

What makes Singapore so attractive to live in is its peaceful environment. There are no natural disasters, such as earthquakes, typhoons, tornadoes and winter coldness. All you have is either rain or shine. But the air-conditioning is extremely powerful. You could say it’s winter indoor.

Networking –

Making use of the geographical location of Singapore, many big and small organisations set up bases here to have access to other parts of Asia and Middle East.

It is being used as a “Gateway”.

Even companies from China are setting up offices here to access markets in U.S.A and Europe. They are doing so partly to gain from the Free Trade Agreements signed between these countries and Singapore.

Even foreign workers are using this small country as a stepping stone to gain work experiences and improve their English so that they can move on to other developed countries such as U.S.A., Europe and Australia.

Since almost everybody is coming here, it has become the place for networking for both businesses and jobseekers.

Lenient Immigration Rules –

Do you know that Singapore is one of the countries that have the least strict immigration rules?

Anybody can come to Singapore as long as he/she obtains the necessary passes or documents.

Transport –

You can travel from one end of Singapore to the other end within an hour!

The transport system here covers the whole country and you don’t have to own a car to travel.

Public transport includes the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) trains, buses …