3 Things From Capitol Riots Which Tells Us That Politics is Almost Same Everywhere

Thakur Rahul Singh
5 min readJan 12, 2021
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In India we are always been taught that the United States of America is one of the oldest and most sophisticated democracies globally. It was there in our books, and literally, everyone who had gone to school knows that. Over the years, as I grew up knowing stuff about Indian politics and American politics. I understood why our books, teachers, and even elders praise America for its excellent political management.

But since the past five years, especially in Donald Trump’s presidency, which showed us that politics is the same everywhere. But being a non-resident of the USA, I can’t conclude that Trump was stupid, arrogant, and evil with his leadership. But certainly, I have an image of him based on what news, media, and the internet have shown to me.One thing is for sure that, Trump doesn’t shy away from the limelight, controversies revolve around him, and it gets even edgier when the whole world is watching on how a president/ex-president is ruling his country.

Recently, there is no need to mention what happened around the Capitol, and it was on newspapers in India. After digging a little bit into Capitol’s incident, it made me convinced that politics is the same everywhere. In this article, I want to share three things around the Capitol incident that made me conclude that any politics is same.

1. Wrong use of free speech by leaders/politicians

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There is no doubt that the USA is the land of free speech, and it’s an essential part of every democratic country. As Abraham Lincoln once said at Gettysburg to honor their lost soldiers, “that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” Governments can’t withstand if they do not allow their general public to react and respond with full freedom. But there is a thin line between ‘free speech,’ ‘hate speech,’ and ‘dangerous speech.’

It’s so thin that even politicians and journalists seem to have missed the mark. Since I live in India, I have seen numerous times when reputed public figures have…

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