And I thought …..

11 Jun

Sometimes it so happens that our beliefs and convictions  which were pretty much ingrained in our mindsets are refuted  and our beloved  ideals are beaten to dust . Lot has been happening around . Racially motivated attacks on our countrymen  ,  looming terror attacks  ,  war upsurge in neighbourhood .  Somewhere out there we humans are responsible for this state of affairs. Do we have taste for catastrophe ? May be .

Somewhere it is darkness of our own mind which is unleashed every  now and then . Why don’t we rise up above the narrow considerations of caste , creed , race and religion . We are infuriated when  Indians are assaulted in other parts of the world . But where does that unity goes when a young man seeking livelihood in some other state  is lynched by the mob .  We take pride in saying that India is one of those few countries in the world who never attacked any other country but has been attacked many times by foreigners  . But this is because we never got free from our own discord . And look we turned the largest democracy into the most hopeless and suffocating democracy . Its time to introspect and get our way through our internal strength , compassion , truth and justice .

I recently finished Mein Kampf  by Adolf  Hitler .  Autobiographies are the most invigorating and inspiring form of literature . Though book seems outdated to many but it espouses the elements of era when it was written , particularly French Revolution .  It is difficult to believe that just 70 years  ago ,  some of the most seemingly intelligent  , artistic and thoughtful people in the world handed over their country and  themselves to Adolf Hitler . He could have been a great leader but for his  ultranatianalistism  , anti parliamentarian policies  and  unjustified hatered for jews which resulted in the most inhuman slaughter and the greatest genocide in entire human history . Even if you have contempt or hatred for a race ,  you don’t wipe out that race for that .

The post seems pretty desultory to me . But i think i can take liberty this time   because this how my mind works . Can’t help it . And by the way  … The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell is good .

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Posted by on June 11, 2009 in Uncategorized


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