My dear countryman, brother and a fellow Palden Drukpa,
Greetings and good health.
First of all thank you for enlightening us and for being a true Drukpa, “Palden Drukpa”. The name says it all. Thank you for your observation on Jigmi Thinley as well. But, I being a Bhutanese would like to make a little suggestion.
Firstly, this website is not a “Ngolop” website as you blatantly state. It’s a canvas where we the critics or some may say the sceptics come and paint the picture of Bhutanese politics its metamorphosis, scenario and results. All I wanted to say is the usage of very word “Ngolop” and your continued comment contradicts your user name. We Bhutanese are little reclusive when we come to revolting or revolution as a whole. It is not our cup of tea and definitely not mine either, but what do you reckon when branding our own kin-lings as “Ngolops” the word is a bit on the wrong side of my vocabulary. I hope it must be an accident from your mind as well.
Furthermore, your loosely built statement has a slight hint of racism in it (calling people on the forum “people with ugly minds”). We the people in this forum are a bit narcissist, a little frustrated, a little observant, a little educated and we love to call ourselves true Drukpas. But never have we or nor have we said other parties are better than others and never have we called anybody “Ngolop”. So, it is a sad situation when brothers start calling other brothers “Ngolops”. I believe the period of apartheid, the age of semantics, the Jim Gow period, the stolen generations is over, but its further saddening when a countrymen starts branding one another “Ngolops”.
However, with all my knowledge and my non existence of know how of inside knowledge, through the eyes of a layman I sometimes feel all the accolades bestowed on Jigmi Thinley measures up to nothing. I believe he has not fought a war unlike the same countrymen who fought for the country. I believe he has not build a mere farm road on the doorstep of a man who believes in his ability as a leader unlike the super highway on the opposite side of Serbithang. I believe he has not contributed to the dynamics of the country as much as a mere JICA volunteer does. I believe, the volunteers deserves better than him. I believe the mere representation of Bhutan as an ambassador does not quantify or qualify him to be branded the best, if it is so how about the most important and critical Bhutanese ambassador in India, I believe his achievement as the Zonal head has more flaws and bold underlining in it than a rookie bookkeeper. In saying this I am under no circumstances judging him nor am I saying he has not done his share, he might have or might have not, it may be in the papers or in his mind but there is not a tangible showing of his achievement (mind the singularity) that is what scares me. I guess he just got lucky with all the accolades, and I as a countrymen partly blame myself and my colleagues for elevating him for no achievements at all.
Lastly, if you do not want people to judge Jigmi Thinley what do I call of you, when you can brand and deem the other party leader as not competent enough. I believe in the principles of freedom and right to information as always, I do believe in liberty, justice and equality hence, if one can deem the other party leader incompetent why is that Jigmi Thinley be deemed incompetent as well.
Jamyang Y S
This story by Jamyang Y S first appeared as a comment under our article 16 Reasons To Not Vote For DPT Again.
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