It is now over a year I have been in Miao and attended several “societal” meetings. Well known to all, we have reached a position where no leader/no group can take decisive lead on any issue. This is sad and undesirable.
Our society’s key leaders have mastered in political games, not in leadership. They have learnt to blame another leader. They are good at not doing work. They have learnt to earn “easy money”.
Our meetings are politically engineered. We got better in not taking decision, rather push back to village for “public support”. While the battle rages at Itanagar, Miao and sometimes in Delhi, we want to take back to Shidi for wider information. Thus we get status quo. That happened exactly on ST, until a group of non-political gentlemen stood up.
This whole process is geared to our political leaders, not society.
What we need is ACTIVISTS. We have enough of politicians and we know their ineffectiveness. We need ACTIVISTS who can:
· Challenge unjust policies and practices
· Give uncompromised attention to achieve community goals.
· Go beyond accepted conventions and routines.
We need people who will NOT PLAY ON OUR BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS AND DIGNITY.
For readings activists and politicians:
http://www.bmartin.cc/pubs/07Anderson.html (detailed documentation on activism and political process)