Daily Archives: January 10, 2014

The Aam Aadmi Party and Animal Farm

While I am quite excited about AAP’s victory in the Delhi Assemby elections and feel like a revolution might be underway, my mind that is much inclined to Orwellian criticisms fears that the AAP might soon loose it status quo. Nivedita Menon sums it up well.

KAFILA - 12 YEARS OF A COMMON JOURNEY

The plot of George Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’ can be summarized in a single sentence – “This novel demonstrates the consequences of the addition of four important words -‘but’,  ‘some’, ‘more’, and ‘others’ to the phrase – <all animals are equal>”.

In other words, it describes the transition from the axiomatic statement <all animals are equal> to the qualified formula <all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others>.

Aam Aadmi Party founder and Delhi’s new chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s ruling out the possibility of referendums in Kashmir about the presence of the armed forces in Jammu & Kashmir (in response to his party colleague Prashant Bhushan’s endorsement of the idea of such a referendum during a recent television appearance) could signify a shift within the Aam Aadmi Party’s evolving political doctrine that parallels the transition that the pigs in Animal Farm made while turning their revolution…

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