07 July 2022
This morning, I received a message that
began as follows:
[JVP is planning to overthrow Gota and the SLPP
Government in one clean blow by the end of this week with the help of FSP. Then
the JVP leader Comrade Anura will assume Executive Presidency and form a
JVP-FSP Government making Comrade Kumar the Prime Minister. Comrade Anura will
call a state of emergency and take charge of the triforces and the police. They
have an impressive plan to radically transform Sri Lanka. Following is the 6
months plan which Comrade Anura was alluding to just yesterday]
The message was a bit shocking, but did not feel true. It
could have been initiated by someone who seeks to be ‘sensational’. Then there
was this about Mr Ranil Wickremasinghe:
however was JR's 2nd choice as his successor after Upali died in a still
unsolved plane crash.
repeats like coincidences and Einstein says that a way God shows
Indian PM Indira Gandhi (JR's nemesis) had Sanjay lined up to take over some
day as PM but he too died in a mysterious Plane crash., and the job fell into
the hand of Rajiv unexpected, and so these things happen for good reason. ]
my mind this was also Rajapaksa pattern of top-down flow of authority.
In Democracy, the authority comes from the People. It is difficult for the average
mind to perceive how authority could flow from bottom to the top? On merit
basis, it does not. On Belief basis, it spreads laterally, so long as we are
true to each other. Hence I responded as follows:
met Ranil at North Gate by Jetwing, in 2019. Must say he was not up to my
expectations. But he did go out and meet the tuk-tuk drivers. That is his
appeal. It was also Rajiv’s.
democracy, once we know the limitations of the leader, we need to ‘fill the
gap’ and self-govern. This renders exponential power at our level.]
per my discovery, when a leader is Sovereign, and operates within her/his
circle of Sovereignty, there would be harmony within the group that considers her/him
to be a leader. Often, in democracy, leaders tend to ‘show’ cleverness, instead
of being humble. That blocks the pathway of power-sharing. One who believes in
the whole, but accepts another as leader, spreads the power of belief laterally.
Hence, receiver of majority vote gets to
lead. Such a humble believer does not need any executive power. Belief in the
self spreads naturally – as in herd-immunity.
of us believe at least in ourselves. Coupled with humility, we would naturally
share our belief with those who seem junior to us. Then the lateral Energy
spread happens naturally – as in osmosis.
leader who is humble, is assured of success in democracy. When such a leader
sacrifices at personal level – to ‘seem equal’ to the common member of the
group, self-governance is naturally achieved. Then one does not need much money