Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Spielberg on freedom of religion, speech and expression

If you are a Jew today, in fact if you are any person who believes in freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of expression, you know that like many other groups we’re once again facing the perennial demons of intolerance. Anti-semites, radical extremists and religious fanatics that provoke hate crime – these people that want to, all over again, strip you of your past, of your story and of your identity, and just as we talk about our personal histories and what makes us who we are, these people make their own points. Facebook pages, for instance, identifying Jews and their geographic locations with the intention to attack, and the growing effort to banish Jews from Europe.

Saturday, January 03, 2015

A Political Party or a Club?

How does one get a membership of a political party?

Forget if you're ideologically fit.  There's no stringent acid test to prove for your efficiency or integrity.

It's hugely simple actually: You have to just shell out 50,000 bucks to qualify for its membership. And it's for lifetime.

The party referred to here is India's - Bengal's, to be more specific - Trinamool Congress run by Ms. Mamata Banerjee, already a controversial figure, for her ideas and actions. which are no less controversial.

Now, do you know of any party in India or world which has such a strange policy of membership?

What's your take on it? 


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