India is currently witnessing an uproar because of the bunglings of the Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh (MMS) at the Sharm-el-Sheikh joint declaration with Pakistan. MMS has delinked any action against terror from the “composite dialogue” between India and Pakistan, and in a major blunder allowed the issue of Balochistan to be inserted into the text.
Experts are outraged at this treason against the country.
MMS and his “team” have committed what is essentially a traitorous act. They have committed high treason against India. MMS has the mind of a shopkeeper / trader and is unfit to rule.
A ruler acquires legitimacy only by one and one charactersitic alone: an understanding of military and strategic matters. The rest of the “qualities” are all hogwash and irrelevant. The ruler may claim to be a poet (Vajpayee), singer, bard, historian (Discovery of India), economist or full-bright scholar, but these things don’t count one bit.
MMS being a “good economist” is absolutely irrelevant for the chair that he is sitting on. He lacks an understanding of military and strategic matters (like Nehru) and is therefore not a legitimate ruler. In earlier days, there was a process of natural selection in which competitors with an understanding of military matters and strategic insight would make short work of such rulers (capture and kill them and take over their kingdom).
But in modern days, such inept rulers with no understanding of strategic matters are shielded and protected by the system of bureacrats and a professional standing army. As a result, they keep hanging around for years and gradually through their hare-brained and strategically disastrous decisions keep chipping away at the foundation of the state until the system is no longer able to protect them from the consequences of their decisions and the entire state eventually collapses or gets invaded. (This is what happened with Nehru.)
MMS is one such “ruler” who is hanging around but his every action harms the country strategically and is greeted by horrified howls from the citizens who have better understanding of dangers facing the country than him. In a nutshell, MMS is not a legitimate ruler if you set aside the modern, West-inspired system of democracy where asses can elect a mule to rule over them. In the traditional system of kings and kingdoms that existed since thousands of years, MMS won’t have lasted a month on the job and would have been captured or killed by a rival.
The worst thing is that even in the modern deomocratic sense, MMS is not a legitimate ruler either, having never won any election. He is India’s shame and represents no one but the Americans. He was with IMF, where noone can rise up to power unless he is an American stooge. I also recall Jaswant Singh’s famous press conference about “an American mole in the PMO.” I have very serious doubts about the loyalty of Manmohan Singh to India.