Saturday, June 27, 2015

Watershed in Politics


Watershed in Politics

The area that drains into a single river is the watershed for that river. 

Watershed can also mean a ridge, like that formed by a chain of mountains, which sends water to two different rivers on either side. 

It's from this meaning that watershed came to mean a turning point or dividing line in social life.

The entire region draining into a river, river system, or other body of water.

A ridge of high land dividing two areas that are drained by different river systems.
Also called divide.

A critical point that marks a division or a change of course.
A turning point:

The word watershed has many meanings.
In medical terminology it is used with a different meaning,
Each sides of the brain (not drained) is supplied by three major arteries.
If one artery is diseased by atherosclerosis, the artery in the nearby region tries to supply the compromised watershed area so that one does not immediately suffer from a stroke or handicap.

But for some reason, the artery that provides extra input is diseased or compromised that would result in immediate catastrophe.

That is not the point I would like to focus, here.

In politics the watershed moment has come with the dissolving of the parliament.

The president should be congratulated for his courageous stance, even though there was some procrastination.

The river or the citizens democratic desires should take a definite turnaround or the right course at this juncture without any vacillating.

This is the only chance to redeem ourselves of inactivity and inaction over more than 15 years.

If were take the wrong turn we will be doomed.

As I said and always maintained, my time of educating the masses is now over.

I take a bow and a long needed break now and would keep myself neutral from this point of time.

No more writing on political issues until the new government is instituted.

I was taken aback when I heard the news of the commissioner of elections retirement.
I bless him long life and hope he could oversee the most important election of our time as his final salute to the nation and the civil service which he was part of and could be proud of (not many other institutions including private and public media).

I hate politics but love my independent views.

This is the time for me to be a spectator rather than a player.

I hope not a single life is lost during the campaign and if that happens, there is no meaning to the whole exercise which would become a mockery of South East Asia.

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