"For whatever reasons, the Majlis and Special Majlis are a menace to our society. We have to get rid of them in the current form and stature. A new Majlis and Special Majlis with a clear mandate of the People need to be enacted to replace the current ones.
The frustration pumped into our society by the broadcasts of the sessions of Majlis and Special Majlis is going to explode; and we can have complete anarchy in the country within three months, if the current state of affairs goes unchecked and if political leaders are unable to find a middle ground.
This is not Palestine!" These were my thoughts on reading the post in Talking Point titled "Frustrated with the Special Majlis". But then, our minds seem to be lacking in logic and rationale and incapacitated to find alternatives. We seem to be blinded by this Phanton Monster that has caught us.
Just a while ago, I was sitting in front of our house on the fence of iron bars around the football pitch in Villingili. While there, a young man joined the three of us who were having a talk about all things under the sky. An elderly man, one amongst us, asked him about how he will vote in the upcoming General Vote to decide a System of Government. The ensuing debate became heated and the elderly man did not want to listen to anything the other had to say. He was far too convinced to even listen, and that the younger person has been bought over.
What came to my mind was what R. Steven Covey had said to millions of his fans: "Seek first to understand, then to be understood!" But then, that kind of civility does not exist amongst us. We seek first to be understood and then to be understood. We don’t have the capacity to listen.
My friend and I said we should listen to the Majlis broadcast and came into our houses. I switched on the television and turned it off: I have had enough and more negative energy pumped into my system for one day! Some of us say that it is the price we have to pay for freedom and democracy.
July 24, 2007 at 8:59 pm
"I switched on the television and turned it off: I have had enough and more negative energy pumped into my system for one day!"…LOL; what a time in the history of Maldives!