State of the Union!

Chola Temple, Courtesy: Prathap Sarma
Courtesy: Prathap Sarma


Politics! This is something I try to stay out of most of the time but seldom successful at it :). Last night I saw the state of the union presented by the US President. If you ask me the real state, I have many opinions of my own but the presentation I would say was well prepared. I started following US politics recently. I am a fan of the political system ran by the Chola Dynasty especially during the Classic Period (Sanga Kaalam).

Head quartered around the fertile Kavery River region in South India, the Chola political system had a unique styled democratic flavor of monarchy. The primary focus of the government was to resolve public issues and matters of concern for every citizen. I believe every democracy was / is supposed to be about resolving common public issues and to bring  about everlasting solutions with deep foresight. There should be a sense of fairness and jutice in any democratic process. After all, as Abe Lincoln said this is for the people, of the people and by the people. Do we see this fairness and justice in the world today? Is life fair for all? Is everyone equal in the eyes of the global legal and political systems?

It is not my place to answer this but it is a good idea for us to think about the state of our individual unions; whichever part of the world we live in!

7 comments
psarma
psarma

Thanks for your comment!

Vinod
Vinod

Nice one Prasi! Keep writing more!

Pradeepa
Pradeepa

When will another Abe Lincoln be born? Time will hopefully answer many vacuumed questions that are just floating in the air. Well written and all!

psarma
psarma

Time will tell...Thank you for your comment sister.

Cecil401
Cecil401

Just my perspective on “Mr. Honest Abe”, I would hope one like him is not born anytime soon. By all means he was great for your average rich Anglo Saxon American (not poor), but for people of color, forget about it. He only freed the slaves in the states which seceded from the Union (as punishment, and to get to slaves to fight for the Union), and the Southern States which did no secede (like Kentucky and Arkansas) they were allowed to keep slavery in full effect. And what did he propose to do with the newly emancipated people of color? He had the Government create a country called Liberia in Africa and planned to ship all people of Color to Liberia, Haiti, and other Islands in the West Indies. As per ‘Honest Abe” America was not yet ready for people of color, sometimes I hear him turning in his grave as he notices how people of Color (Africa, Indian, Chinese, Mexican, ..etc) have started to dominate his beloved America.