It may well be the end of sweat spoken and articulate statesmen – the world over. The art of diplomacy has been rubbished and even the garbage bins seem to be having a nicer time than beautiful and measured language of the elite.
Diplomacy – for one is required to articulate a measured response. Take following tweet for example:
PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, “US Tariffs were kind of insulting” and he “will not be pushed around.” Very dishonest & weak. Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2018
The statement completely overshadows the fact that the relationship between US and Canada and has a potential to alter the future of entire North American continent.
And this is not just limited to US. Take the following news leak for as an Indian example
‘Another Rajiv Gandhi-type incident’: Maoist letter exposes plan to kill PM Modi https://t.co/uleQgOL6dx
— TOI India (@TOIIndiaNews) June 8, 2018
It’s anyone’s guess as to how many such threat are being received by Indian Prime Minister on a daily basis and just how are deemed serious by the agencies protecting him. Irrespective this piece of news just planted anyone with a socialist inclination as a mortal enemy of a Nationalist leader. The irresponsible reporting have just tried to create a national ideological battleground where none existed.
See just how the irresponsibility is being extended…
Looks like RSS/Gadkari is planning to assassinate Modi, and then blame it upon Muslims/Communists and then lynch Muslims #RajivGandhiStyle
— Shehla Rashid (@Shehla_Rashid) June 9, 2018
The political leaderships and the journalists covering them need to outgrow the tween urge of being live on twitter and embrace the centuries old art of diplomacy. A good diplomat like AB Vajpayee can alter the course of his country for betterment while a bad can destroy broader gains while looking for pennies.