Religious Riots are Trump Cards for Dictators and Dirty Politicians

SOURCE: General Aung San: Dirty politics of using Ultranationalism to get popular support

RELIGION is the Trump card of dirty politicians and dirty governments

  • They say politics is dirty.
  • They say politics is religion.
  • They say these all in contradiction with each other in one and the same breath.
  • Politics is religion! Is it?

Of course not. But this is the trump card of dirty politicians.

In this way,

  • they hope to confuse and befog the public mind,
  • and they hope to slur over and cloud real issues.
  • Theirs is the way of opportunism, not politics.

Religion is a matter of individual conscience while politics is a social science.

Of course, as a social science, politics must see that the individual also has his rights, including the right to freedom of religious worship.

But here we must stop and draw the line definitely between politics and religion, because the two are not one and the same thing.

If we mix religion with politics, this is against the spirit of religion itself,

  • for religion takes care of our hereafter
  • and usually has not to do with mundane affairs which are the sphere of politics.

And politics is frankly a secular science. That is it.

Religious freedom

Reverend Sanghas!

  1. You have a tremendous role to play.
  2. This is the highest politics which you can do for your country and people.
  3. Go amongst our people,
  4. preach the doctrine of unity and love;
  5. carry the message of higher freedom to every nook and corner of the country,
  6. freedom to religious worship,
  7. freedom to preach
  8. and spread the Dharma anywhere and anytime,
  9. freedom from fear, ignorance, superstition, etc.,
  10. teach our people to rely upon themselves
  11. and re-construct themselves materially, spiritually and otherwise.
  12. You have these and many more noble tasks before you.

Every student of social and political science knows very well that_

  • such slogans as race, religion, language do not alone constitute nationalism.
  • There are one or more races in almost every country.
  • Nowadays, we have different religions being embraced by members of the same nationality.

Some of us have been going still about the same old way of ‘dirty’ politics. But is politics really ‘dirty’. It is not politics which is dirty, but rather the persons who choose to dirty it are dirty.

Each of us is a political animal as Aristotle declared

Politics means your everyday life. It is you in fact; for you are a political animal as Aristotle long ago declared.

  • It is how you eat, sleep, work and live, with which politics is concerned.
  • You may not think about politics. But politics thinks about you.
  • You may shun politics. But politics clings to you always in your home, in your office, in your factories.
  • There, everyday you are doing politics, grappling with it, struggling with it.

The worker works for his wages, the peasant tills for his living, the clerk and the official toil for salaries, the trader and the broker struggle for decent incomes.

It is, all, the question of livelihood.

  • The worker wants to have higher wages and live in better conditions.
  • The peasant desires to improve his land and his lot.
  • The clerk and the official want something more than the drudgery of office, something more secure, more complete, and more independent.
  • The trader and broker want fair opportunities for trading and business.

Thus you have to live and get certain things that are yours for your living, and this is your politics. This is your everyday life; and as your everyday life changes, so changes your politics.

It is for you to have such opportunities for your livelihood and better life that we say there must be freedom,

  • freedom to live,
  • freedom to create and develop nationally, and individually,
  • freedom which can raise your and our standards without affecting others.

And this is politics. Politics then is quite human!

  • It is not dirty.
  • It is not dangerous.
  • It is not parochial.
  • It is neither magic nor superstition.
  • It is not above understanding.

SOURCE: General Aung San: Dirty politics of using Ultranationalism to get popular support

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5 Responses to “Religious Riots are Trump Cards for Dictators and Dirty Politicians”

  1. The Battle is Waging… « CITIZEN.BLOGGER.1984+ GUNNY.G BLOG.EMAIL Says:

    […] Religious Riots are Trump Cards for Dictators and Dirty Politicians (drkokogyi.wordpress.com) […]

  2. drkokogyi Says:

    “ဗုဒၶဘာသာထဲမွာ လူတပိုင္း ဘုန္းၾကီးတပိုင္းၿဖစ္ေနတာေတြကို တပည့္ေတာ္တို.မၾကိဳက္မႏွစ္သက္ဘူး”။
    ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္ေအာင္ဆန္း–၂၃-၂-၁၉၄ရ တနဂၤေႏြေန. ၁ နာရီ တြင္ရန္ကုန္ၿမိဳ.ေတာ္ခန္းမ

  3. drkokogyi Says:

    FB of Mohammed Naeem>>>
    ‎”ညစ္ပတ္တဲ့သူမ်ား”

    အရင္တုန္းက သတင္းေတြမွာ ဒီမိုကေရစီဘိုးေအ ႏုိင္ငံေတြက Dirty Politics အေၾကာင္း ၾကည့္ရ၊ ဖတ္ရေတာ့ ညစ္ပတ္တဲ့အုပ္စုကို လက္ရွိကိုယ္ေတြၾကံဳေနရတဲ့ အစိမ္းေရာင္ဝတ္ေတြနဲ႔ ယွဥ္ၿပီး ခံစားမိေတာ့ မုန္းမိတယ္။

    တကယ္တမ္း ကိုယ္ေတြ ေနထိုင္တဲ့ ေနရာမွာ ၾကံဳလာရတဲ့ Dirty Politics အေၾကာင္း ျမင္ရ၊ ၾကားရေတာ့ အံ့ၾသရတယ္။ လူေတြဟာ တကယ္ပဲ ႏုိင္ငံေရးသမား လက္တစ္ဆုပ္စာ လူတန္းစားေတြအတြက္ အသံုးခ်ခံေတြ ျဖစ္မွန္းမသိ ျဖစ္သြားၾကရတယ္။

    ႏုိင္ငံေရးသမားေတြ ဒီမိုကေရစီ စနစ္နဲ႔ ေရြးခ်ယ္တင္ေျမွာက္ျခင္း ခံရတယ္ဆိုတာ ဟုတ္သလိုလို ရွိေပမဲ့ သူတို႔ေတြရဲ႕ ေနာက္ကြယ္မွာရွိေနတဲ့ Background ေတြဟာ Dirty Politics နဲ႔ တစ္နည္းမဟုတ္ တစ္နည္း ပတ္သက္ေနေလ့ရွိပါတယ္။ ေခါင္းေဆာင္အတြက္ အနစ္နာခံတတ္ၾကတာမ်ိဳးေတြ႕ရေပမဲ့ အမွန္တရားနဲ႔ ပတ္သက္လာရင္ ႏွာေစးၾကတာပါပဲ။ အမုန္းခံလုပ္တဲ့သူက ဘက္မလိုက္တတ္တဲ့ အမွန္တရားဘက္ေတာ္သားျဖစ္ရင္ အာဏာရဖို႔ အိပ္မက္ေတာင္ မက္လို႔မရဘူး။

    အာဏာရေခါင္းေဆာင္ေတြက အာဏာတည္ျမဲေရးအတြက္ အတိုက္အခံကို ေခ်ာက္တြန္းမယ္။ ျပည္သူနဲ႔ ရန္တိုက္ေပးမယ္။ ဓါးခုတ္ရာ လက္ဝင္လွ်ိဳခိုင္းမယ္။ လူမ်ိဳးေရး၊ ဘာသာေရး ပဋိပကၡေတြ ဖန္တီးမယ္။ လူမ်ားစု အၾကိဳက္ေတြ႕ရင္ၿပီးေရာ လူနည္းစုကို တရားမဲ့ ႏွိပ္စက္ျပမယ္။ အတိုက္အခံေတြက လူနည္းစုဘက္က မပါရဲေလာက္ေအာင္ လူမ်ားစုကို လမ္းေၾကာင္းဟေပးၿပီး ထိန္းထားမယ္။ ဒီမိုကေရစီ နဲ႔ အတူတူ ထပ္ခ်ပ္မကြာပါရမဲ့ ျပည့္ဝတဲ့ တရားဥပေဒစိုးမိုးေရး ႏွင့္ လူသားတိုင္း အခြင့္အေရး သာတူညီမွ်ရွိေရး မပါလာလို႔ကေတာ့ ခရုိနီေကာင္းစားေရး နဲ႔ တိုင္းျပည္ေရာင္းစားေရး ဒီမိုကေရစီ ကေန တက္လာဖို႔မရွိဘဲ ျပည္သူေတြဘဝသာ လံုးပါးပါးေနမွာသာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

  4. drkokogyi Says:

    Kyaw Win added 4 new photos.

    တစ္ေက်ာ့ျပန္ ယုတ္မာမွဳ …….

    ၂၅-၃-၂၀၁၅ ေန့က ရန္ကုန္တကၠသုိလ္အပါအဝင္ တကၠသုိလ္အခ်ိဳ့မွာ မြတ္စ္လင္မ္ဆန့္က်င္ေရး ဝါဒျဖန့္စာရြက္ေတြကုိ တကၠသုိလ္ဝင္းထဲအထိ ဝင္ေရာက္ေဝငွလာပါတယ္။ တကၠသုိလ္ေက်ာင္းသားေတြက အဖမ္းဆီးခံေက်ာင္းသားမ်ား လြတ္ေျမာက္ေရးနဲ့ ပညာေရးဥပေဒျပင္ဆင္ေရးစာရြက္ေတြထင္ျပီး ဖတ္ႀကည့္လုိက္ေတာ့မွ မြတ္စ္လင္မ္ဆန့္က်င္ေရးအတြက္ မဟုတ္မမွန္လုပ္ႀကံဝါဒျဖန့္ထားတဲ့ စာရြက္ေတြျဖစ္ေနလု့ိ ဆရာ/မ ေတြကုိ အသိေပးပါတယ္။ တကၠသုိလ္တစ္ခုမွာေတာ့ စာရြက္ေဝတဲ့လူကုိ ဖမ္းဆီးျပီး သက္ဆုိင္ရာ ရဲအထူးေထာက္လွမ္းေရးကုိ အပ္လုိက္ေတာ့ ဖမ္းဆီးသူရဲနဲ့ အဖမ္းခံရသူတု့ိဟာ မိတ္ေဟာင္းေဆြေဟာင္းေတြလုိ အျပံဳးမပ်က္ ျပန္လည္ထြက္ခြါသြားႀကပါတယ္။

    သည္လုိမြတ္စ္လင္မ္ဆန့္က်င္ေရး ဝါဒျဖန့္စာရြက္ေတြကုိ ၁၉၉၀ျပည့္လြန္နွစ္မ်ားကစျပီး “အမ်ိဳးေပ်ာက္မွာစုိးေႀကာက္လွပါသည္” … ဆုိတဲ့ေခါင္းစဥ္နဲ့ တပ္မေတာ္သားေတြအတြင္းမွာ စတင္ျဖန့္ေဝခဲ့တာပါ။ အက်ိဳးဆက္အေနနဲ့ ေတာင္ငူနဲ့ ေက်ာက္ဆည္ဘက္မွာ မြတ္စ္လင္မ္ေတြအေပၚ အႀကမ္းဖက္သတ္ျဖတ္မွဳေတြေပၚလာျပီး NLD နဲ့ ေနအိမ္အက်ယ္ခ်ဳပ္က်ေနတဲ့ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုႀကည္ေပၚေရာက္ေနတဲ့ အမ်ားျပည္သူရဲ့ အာရုံကုိ ေျပာင္းဖု့ိႀကိဳးစားခဲ့တာပါ။

    အခုအခ်ိန္ဟာ ေက်ာင္းသားထုအတြင္းမွာ အဖမ္းဆီးခံေက်ာင္းသားမ်ား လြတ္ေျမာက္ေရးနဲ့ ပညာေရးဥပေဒျပင္ဆင္ေရးဘက္ကုိ အာရုံေရာက္ေနတဲ့ အခ်ိန္လည္းျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ မတ္လ(၂၇)ရက္ေန့ နံနက္(၁၀)နာရီမွာ တစ္နုိင္ငံလုံးေက်ာင္းသားေတြ ဆႏၵျပမွာကုိ အာရုံေျပာင္းဖု့ိအတြက္ လူမ်ိဳးေရး၊ဘာသာေရး အဓိကရုန္းေတြျဖစ္ေအာင္ ယုတ္မာေအာက္တန္းက်စြာ လုပ္ႀကံမွဳျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ စာပါအေႀကာင္းအရာေတြကုိ ႀကည့္လုိက္တာနဲ့ ဘယ္သူေတြရဲ့လက္ခ်က္ဆုိတာကုိ အေသအခ်ာသိနုိင္ပါတယ္။
    ေရြးေကာက္ပြဲနီးလာတာနဲ့အမ်ွ အခုလုိ ေအာက္လမ္းနည္းနဲ့ အာရုံေျပာင္းႀကိဳးစားမွဳေတြ ဆက္တုိက္ျဖစ္လာမွာပါ။ နွစ္ဖက္လူ့အဖြဲ့အစည္းအတြင္းက ပညာဥာဏ္နဲ့ ဆင္ျခင္တုံတရားနည္းပါးသူေတြ၊ အစြန္းေရာက္သူေတြကလည္း လူယုတ္မာေတြရဲ့ အသုံးခ်ခံပစ္မွတ္ေတြျဖစ္ေနဦးမွာပါ။ ဒါ့ေႀကာင့္ ……

    းးး ဗုဒၶဘာသာဝင္စစ္စစ္မ်ားခင္ဗ်ား ….. ေဒဝဒတ္ရဲ့ေနာက္လုိက္ အလႅဇၨီေတြရဲ့ အႏၱရာယ္ကုိ အထူးသတိျပဳေရွာင္ရွားႀကပါ။

    းးး အစၥလာမ္ဘာသာဝင္မ်ားခင္ဗ်ား ….. မႏၱေလးျမိဳ့မွ အဗူဂ်ာဟိလ္နဲ့ ရန္ကုန္ျမိဳ့မွ အဗူလဟဗ္တု့ိရဲ့ ေနာက္လုိက္မ်က္ကန္းမ်ိဳးခ်စ္မ်ားရဲ့ ေထာင္ေျခာက္တြင္း မသက္ဆင္းမိဖု့ိ အထူးသတိျပဳႀကပါ။

    းးး ခရစ္ယာန္ဘာသာဝင္မ်ားခင္ဗ်ား ….. ေနျပည္ေတာ္ရွိ ေစတန္(Satan) နဲ့ သူ့ေနာက္လုိက္ စြမ္းအားရွင္မ်ားရဲ့ ရန္တုိက္ေပးမွဳမွ နားမေယာင္မိေစဖု့ိ အထူးသတိျပဳႀကပါ။

    းးး ဘာသာမဲ့(Atheists)မ်ားခင္ဗ်ား ….. ဒီမုိကေရစီရဲ့ရန္သူ၊ ကုိယ္က်ိဳးရွာအာဏာရွင္မ်ားရဲ့ လက္ပတ္နီလူဆုိး၊လူမုိက္မ်ား၏ ေအာက္တန္းစားလုပ္ရပ္မ်ားကုိ အထူးသတိျပဳႀကပါ။

    Kyaw Win
    28 March, 2015

  5. Various types of political leaders | Dr. Abdul Rahman Zafrudin @ Ko Ko Gyi Says:

    […] January 2, 2016 drkokogyi 1/ Good political leaders must not only have the charisma to simply lead the people but should able to enlighten the people and change their mindset to the right path and lead them. 2/ But most of the political leaders lead by rhetoric and simply use to play to the gallery. Most of them are hypocrites who used to put on a false appearance of virtue or religion but acting in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs or feelings. 3/ Dirty politicians, failed politicians and most of the dictators around the world misuse the Patriotism or love of the people’s race, religion and nationalism and plant hatred to all those are different from them to get the power or to be able to continue ruling the country. To give few examples from Myanmar politics, General Aung San was in number (1) category. Daw Aung Sann Suu Kyi, Oo Tin Oo and most of the NLD leaders are in number (2) category. All Myanmar Military and USDP leaders are obviously in the last number (3) group. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 1/ DASSK is a Charismatic leader like her father, General Aung San and U Nu. 2/ Rhetoric 3/ play to the gallery › to behave in a way intended to make people admire or support you: Politicians these days are more interested in playing to the gallery than exercising real influence on world events. 4/ Hypocrite 5/ Religious Riots are Trump Cards for Dictators and Dirty Politicians […]

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