Clearly, those in governance are not meant to ride roughshod over people and exploit them for their own personal beliefs and ends or exult in the power that such positions bring, or see it as one more accomplishment to include in a CV, memoir or biography. Leaders are meant to take their responsibilities seriously, whether the position has come through popular mandate or nomination. In a democracy, the keyword is ‘service’ just as seva or service is an integral part of any spiritual seeker’s path to salvation..
During the Depression and again in the 1950s, planners proposed to dam the Roaring Fork east of town. Imagine the valley filled with a reservoir. Would Aspen’s real estate have boomed, despite buyers who may have feared to live below a major dam? Would wind surfing in Aspen have taken on as much cachet as skiing? The Bureau of Reclamation, in the 1950s, came close to building one, but shifted it to the Frying Pan through the efforts of James Hopkins Smith.
That’s of significant concern, Blackstock said. She was involved in a multi year challenge that led to a Canadian Human Rights tribunal ruling that the federal government “wilfully and recklessly” discriminated against Indigenous children on reserves. The tribunal ordered the government to financially compensate First Nations families torn apart by children being inappropriately placed in foster care..
Once upon a time, filmmaker Robert Flaherty traveled to Hudson Bay, intent on capturing and preserving the world of the Eskimo on celluloid. Then it was revealed that he hadn’t exactly recorded truth 24 frames per second the entire time. For v disciples, this was sacrilege.
As I have had occasion to write elsewhere, there is no constituency in India liberals, Marxists, constitutionalists, Hindutvavadis, militants, feminists, Dalits, Punjabis, Bengalis, communalists, gays and lesbians, most of all Gujaratis, and then countless more that does not love to hate Gandhi. He has been framed for every imaginable ill that has afflicted India: some hold him responsible for the partition of India; others for upholding caste, relegating women to the household, and allowing the bourgeoisie an easy ride; and many others for betraying his fellow Hindus. There are even those who find the hand of Gandhi behind the culture of gherao, strikes, hartal, and the evasion of law.