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.

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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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2 responses to “The Aam Aadmi Party and Animal Farm

  1. Peres

    Actually I am also quite excited about the AAP performance so far. I hope they become a serious, votable option in national politics very soon. I hope they cause the demise of both the corrupt Congress and the mindless, jingoistic BJP. But I am firmily against any so called ‘revolution’, of course. I do believe, like the AAP leadership, that we ought to end crony capitalism in India and bring in true capitalism.

    • rMU

      True, Having them in the national elections would allay all our fears about Modi’s BJP coming to power and ofcourse the Congress which might still be less of a threat.
      Perhaps when I say ‘revolution’, I mean an effective change in which the aam aadmi considers his own role, relationship and responsibility in the politics of the country.
      For instance, I am now considering volunteering for AAP and see participation as a possibility because of my own belief in a system that might possibly work,What about you? Are you considering volunteering or giving inputs?

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