Dynasty Rule

Recently I saw this nice post at TNSatish

The text inside the cartoon is, “Monarchy in Nepal is abolished, and all the powers are transferred to the Prime Minister”.

The text outside the cartoon is, “It would be good, if we also abolish monarchy, and transfer all the powers to the Prime Minister”.


and this made me think:
1) The Bush and the Clinton family has been ruling America for the past 20 years and the next President is very likely to be another Clinton.
2) The Nehru family (Jawahar Lal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi and now Sonia Gandhi) have been ruling the country for the past 60 years.
3) The Bhutto family Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Benazir Bhutto, and now her teenage son Bilawal Bhutto Zardari are controlling the political sphere of the country.

How on earth can a teenager lead a country? Is it really the return of the dynasty rule? or is democracy so irrational?

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6 thoughts on “Dynasty Rule

  1. @ Ankur

    Of course Bilawal wont be controlling the political sphere of the country, his father and party workers will be. He is just a poster boy for the party. And I am sure you are unaware of the fact that when BB became the party chairperson she was in her early twenties.

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  2. hey guys… seeing you here after a very long time πŸ™‚ happy new year

    //I am sure you are unaware of the fact that when BB became the party chairperson she was in her early twenties.//
    i did not know.. and thanks it does strengthen my point….

    //Bilawal wont be controlling the political sphere of the country, his father and party workers will be. He is just a poster boy for the party.//
    thats even worse… you mean to say that we will return the era of kingmakers…. there is nothing on earth worse than a person (or group) having all the powers without any authority or responsibility…..
    man what is happening to this sub continent.

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  3. there is nothing new about it Ankur, and its not just us. even the west is not as stable n mighty as they appear to be. every man made system has a flaw.

    USA re-elected Bush despite his blunders. the same mistake was made by the englishmen in Blairs case. so there is nothing amazing if people vote for the BHUTTOS or Gandhis or the Shareefs?

    Happy new year to as well.

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  4. The Bush and the Clinton family has been ruling America for the past 24 years…

    You might want to correct your post – it’s 20 years, not 24. Bush Sr. served only one term as President, so it’s 4 (Bush Sr.) + 8 (Clinton) + 8 (Bush Jr.). You can delete my comment – it’s just to inform you.

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  5. @Amit…
    Thanks for pointing it out πŸ™‚ its a very valuable input and I would be a fool to delete your comment… infact your comments are always welcome.

    @Ammar…
    In hindi there is a saying
    “Agar tum koi meigh kood rehe hoo to iska matlab nahi hai ki meigh bhi kuo meigh koodo”
    if you are jumping in the well (committing suicide) then it does not mean that i should follow you to the well.

    every system has a flaw, but then its our duty to correct it or atleast make the people aware that this is an area of improvement.
    after all glory and perfection are iterative processes

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