Sunday, August 11, 2013

I am Neither "JYT Scoundrel" nor PDP angagonist


After I wrote an article titled “Jigme Y. Thinley, The Man Whom the Mighty Feared”, my blog has received an unprecedented number of readers, both from home and abroad. I am surprised! I became even apprehensive about what I have written. In hour’s time, when my article garnered over thousand hits, I even started to worry.  The reasons are obvious. Number one, I am not a popular blogger. Number two I am not qualified political commentator. And number three, I didn’t know whether the thing I wrote could be construed as my freedom of expression.


In between, I also started receiving some wired comments, both from anonymous readers and from my friends. While I remain happy with the most of the comments I received, there were few anonymous readers who labeled me as “JYT scoundrel”. One reader feels that my article was a “lobe-sided soliloquy”. The other one feels that I lack deeper knowledge of politics. They may be right in raising their opinions. It’s their democratic right and I respect that.

However on my part, I am neither a supporter of JYT nor anti PDP. I am just another common man, who sometimes likes to dream about uncommon things in life. In the words of Mr. Wangcha Sangey “I am …happy Bhutanese who is most grateful to this Kingdom, this Sovereign Kingdom which provided everything for the sustenance of past ancestors, the happiness of the present generation and the hope of the future”  In essence, I am yet another son of the soil and that I find no reason to side any individual or a party.

As a concerned Bhutanese citizen, I had my own differences with JYT led government. But that doesn’t make him any lesser leader. JYT and his team, led by our beloved Fourth Druk Gyalpo has brought us thus far and I think even our current PM will acknowledge the same.

So the reason I wrote my previous article is purely out of my respect and gratitude to our former Prime Minister. More than that, it’s out of my deepest care and concern for our beloved Tsa-wa-sum. Therefore I have my own respect for Jigme Y. Thinley and Tshering Tobgay equally.

I will write more about why I have my respect for Lyonchoen Tshering Tobgay soon.


5 comments:

  1. I couldn't agree more, Kuenzang sir. Yes, let people have their say as they are entitled to it. Individual opinions and views will differ more often than not.
    But there are some things which we can't deny like the service JYT did to Bhutan. No doubt his government had many weaknesses. But still that doesn't mean we should shove him into nothingness.
    Looking forward to Tshering Tobgay and his government. I know they will do well. People voted them to power knowing they were capable and we must respect their decision. I am wish them the best!

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  2. I also agree with Langa_ people will say anything for their views may differ from your's. There are few in many who shares similar thought like your's and sir's justification is excellent( I would like to say). Looking forward for the next update.

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  3. Every individual have their individual thoughts, so there is nothing wrong in writing what we think. The fact is if there is no light, there wont be shade as well, so weighing the two, its the light that is more often appreciated. Same is the case with our former Prime Minister. While he might have committed mistakes, his achievements are of national pride as well.
    Any way, keep posting sir.

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  4. What others think of you is non of your business. There is nothing wrong in expressing your own thoughts ,so just keep posting. Good luck.

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