8/28/2009

Sad As Ivan was demolished!

The dust has settled after the big demolition job in parliament last week. Peering through the smoky haze, I am still trying to figure out if Sadasivan is still standing there. Or has he been bashed and scattered everywhere like dust, or sprawled on the floor? How sad that a greenhorn NMP should have to take that kind of blow on his maiden speech in Parliament. Or was it an exercise, like the Chinese proverb, literary translated as ‘putting on a formidable impression while dismounting from a horse?’ By the way, any speech can be nickpicked and made to look like anything else one wishes it to be. IMAGOD has been doing it to all my postings lately. I am luckier as he is not God though he claimed to be one. What I see in Viswa Sadasivan is a golden opportunity for the members of parliament to engage in a good dosage of discourse, to do battle with ideas and words, instead of throwing detonators and explosives. Viswa is eloquent and can deliver a speech as good as anyone else in parliament. What would be interesting is the follow up, the attack and defence of positions put forth by him with the other wise gentlemen in parliament. Unfortunately, it was never to be. I don’t think we are going to hear much from Viswa anymore. I hope nobody regrets his appointment as a NMP. I hope he will rise up from the ashes and make a more solid presentation in his next speech, and be prepared and ready to meet the steam roller at full speed. The first round he lost, demolished, for he did not know what was coming, and was hit unprepared. He could be wiser the next time and prepare to take on whatever comes his way. Or he could be like dust, blown away, here today, gone tomorrow.

6 comments:

Wally Buffet said...

What do you do if you see a scud missile coming your way?

Run for cover of course!

But please, arm yourself next time with patriot missiles and make sure it works!

Hehe.

IMAGOD said...

> By the way, any speech can be nickpicked and made to look like anything else one wishes it to be. IMAGOD has been doing it to all my postings lately. I am luckier as he is not God though he claimed to be one.

redbean, is this your best shot?

Anonymous said...

"‘putting on a formidable impression while dismounting from a horse?’". Unquote.

Wonderful use of a Chinese Saying here. Going by the readings, he had mounted the First Horse(Maiden Speech in Parliament) elegantly. He was not seen as fallen from the horse though someone powerful tried to dismount him forcefully. Much applause had been given to Sadasivan for his well presented speech and that should encourage him to be even better in future.

Sadasivan will be more experienced as he gets himself tested and challenged. As one nominated and selected to be NMP, he was/is approved to hold the Post by the Authority and apparently he is one well qualified for the job. He had given one of the most lengthy speech in Parliament that I have known.

'E zia zi cui, he huan wu zhi', as You said; 'any speech can be nickpicked and made to look like anything else one wishes it to be'.
It seemed obvious to You and it is also apparent to others.

The Next Round would be more interesting.

patriot

redbean said...

i hope there will be more rounds. would there be?

Anonymous said...

Redbean:

hope Sadasivan will show us he is the Man.

Wish He will not disappoint !

patriot

redbean said...

this i 'fart u think' debate is still engaging a lot of forumers in other forums. the situation now is that there is no agreement as to which is faluting.