Aam Junta, common man, corruption, criminals, filmstars, law, ostracism, politicians, punishment, social outcast, weapon
Part I discussed the horror of social outcasts. Click here for Part I.
Given the deep psychological and physical impact of social ostracism, can it be used as a weapon?
Think of criminals who wiggle out of Law’s grasp – slimy politicians, rich businessmen’s spoilt kids, sleazy Godmen and murderous filmstars.
For them ‘Absence of evidence is Evidence of absence.’ And we all know where, how, when evidence evaporates, don’t we?
They smugly taunt us from their ivory towers, assured of their uninterrupted social invitations, guaranteed that wife/parents/followers/fans will ‘stand by them through thick and thin’.
I wonder how many producers would ‘Stand by them’ if the on-trial filmstar was a flop actor unable to rake in the moolah? Too obviously, the ‘support’ stems from the mind-boggling ‘crores’ of financial benefits – rather than moral reasons.
The martyred wife ‘stands by her victimized husband’, even if every evidence screams his crime, even when she is fully convinced of his ugly side. Reason?– family, children, social status, financial dependence.
The Party supports its ‘candidate’, even if his crime tally mounds up. Needless to say, the support exists only till both sides ‘need each other’.
Aam-Janta, the Common Man as judge.
So why don’t we use this very deadly ‘social ostracism’ weapon against the above? Hit them where it hurts! Continue reading