ON NATIONAL INTERESTS AND PLAYING POLITICS WHILE FIGHTING A COMMON ENEMY – COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Paradoxically speaking, while we delve on national interests v/s selfish political motives, we have to understand threadbare the two phraseology so as to understand the difference between the two and then reach to a conclusive decision as to which path to be adopted.
Here i have delved on the two aspects as follows:-
Significantly when the question of national interests are taken into consideration, our new norm should be to make concerted efforts in upholding all those parameters which are paramount and essential for its growth and development. Those aspects which are needed for its safety and security should not be lost sight of in any event. Here we have to rise up from our narrow and parochial thinking while the question of respecting NATIONAL INTERESTS are taken into account. No politics should come in the path when the question of National Interests are taken into cognizance. Even need is to give SUPREME SACRIFICE even that should not deter us from achieving the end of fulfillment of NATIONAL INTERESTS.
SELFISH POLITICAL INTERESTS
It has been observed that some of the political leaders for getting momentary political benefit utter or do something which proves counterproductive to the overall interests of a Nation. For example, when fighting a common enemy as Novel Coronvvirus Pandemic, no political party should showcase any contrarian viewpoint which is construed as negative one and goes against the NATIONAL INTERESTS. It should always be borne in mind that every country have inherent weaknesses and potentials. Our efforts should be to highlight and exploit our inherent potentials and ignore the weaker areas while FIGHTING THE COMMON ENEMY such as has been done by each country presently. Nothing should be done or remotely uttered which goes against the very spirit of NATIONAL INTERESTS. Opposition is important for any democracy but when the question of fighting war against VIRUS or any other common enemy then all self-interests should be forgotten and common interests should be supreme.
Taking into consideration the above facts, I suggest that we should take cohesive and united course of action while fighting a common enemy. Politics could be pursued later on when there is nothing to fight against the common enemy.