Writing 101, Day Sixteen: Mine your own material

Today’s assignment: If you have trouble finding ideas this way, think about things we leave behind.tell us about an object, place, person,or even an idea behind __ and had to move on.

What I’m writing about is a reply to a question in my online course. It will also explain why I left the place I adored as a child.

The question is : Do you think everyone usually has a political theory?

I began my reply by defining what is a political theory? It is a study of concepts and principles used to describe, explain,and evaluate political events and institutions.

Each one of us believe in some kind of political, theory : A liberal wants the promotion of tolerance and autonomy; socialists want a theory that recognizes the exploitative nature of capitalism;feminists think it must be equipped to deal with patriarchy(system of a society, government ruled by a man and with  descent through the male line); multiculturalists believe the theory should address cultural inequality and difference.

According to John Dunn the purpose of political theory is to diagnose practical embarrassing situation and show how to deal with them.

He says we must find out , how we got where we are and understand why things are this way.

He also says what kind of world we want to have, what actions and at what risk, we can realistically hope to move this world as it now stands towards the way we might excusably wish it to be.

My original home although it is assumed to be a democratic country, the citizens living there do not believe it to be so. Sitting on the helm is someone who was elected by the people, who felt guilty because the father was assassinated.

This person had no experience in politics at all,the link was her father was a politician. This does not qualify her to be the Prime Minister. There is all kinds of injustice going on in  the country, people are afraid to say anything for fear of disappearing and getting killed.

The people who are lucky are leaving the country to save themselves and their family.

My original home is not what we hoped it would be.

John Dunn’s theory is  to diagnose practical embarrassing situation. We diagnosed the   problem but we cannot deal with it, we know what the solution is, but it’s not possible to deal with it  right now  .  This is why I left my original country and decided to move on!

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10 thoughts on “Writing 101, Day Sixteen: Mine your own material

  1. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for sharing this post with us. It is unfortunate that you had to leave your country. It is, though, quite fortunate that you are now in a position to reflect on it, to write about it, and to share with others about it. We can learn so much from those experiences.

    All good wishes,

    robert

  2. I left my home country as well, but I want to come back for good. I want to try to make a difference in a corrupt world where people are hopeless. If I fail, at least I tried.

  3. My dearest sister,

    I remember this comment from then. It was a very insightful one. Thanks for sharing it again :). Let’s hope and pray that the problem gets solved for the developing countries. I do believe that it will in due time.

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