The declining standards of public discourseThe current disturbances to the Indian parliament is one indicator of what has been going on for a long time. The massive hold of a few corporate houses on the media and the manner in which public discourse is being hijacked to favor a particular point of view or the political parties has been going on unabated for almost a decade.
Everything is based on publicity. The rulers are finding out ways and means to silence people at all levels. Despite all provocation, the farmers stood united and had their voices heard. This is just one instance of where the public will prevailed over the might of the Government.
Yet,. there is a big gap between what is going on and what has to be done. We need a massive movement to involve various sections of the people at all levels to protest against any injustice and take up worthy causes like the damage to the environment. Years ago, the silent valley project was not allowed to take off in Kerala only because of public protest.
We need that spirit to be revived. Members may come up with their suggestions on how to make this happen.