Archive for December, 2008


The violence the government needs

December 3, 2008

“I don’t know — the biggest regret of all the presidency has to have been the intelligence failure in Iraq. A lot of people put their reputations on the line and said the weapons of mass destruction is a reason to remove Saddam Hussein. It wasn’t just people in my administration; a lot of members in Congress, prior to my arrival in Washington D.C., during the debate on Iraq, a lot of leaders of nations around the world were all looking at the same intelligence. And, you know, that’s not a do-over, but I wish the intelligence had been different, I guess.”

George W. Bush 01/12/2008

This is what the outgoing president of the United States of America had to say and after what around 200000 deaths and ruining probably millions of lives.   These were the same people who after September 11 were gunning for justice and clamoring to liberate the people of Iraq.  The people just sang along to the tunes of the establishment without questioning the moral authority these hoodlums have considering their antecedents.  Now the Mumbai attack is being projected as an assault against the so called democracy and harmony of India.  The ‘free world’ is up on its feet once again calling for stringent action and before any kind of investigation is conducted they have unearthed the perpetrator and the ‘patriots’ and ‘nationalists’ have already hit the highest note of ‘Vande Matharam’.  The media for its part kindles the ‘dormant Indian’ into helpful action to safeguard the valor and the land of ‘Hindustan’.  It’s all chaotic and suddenly people are arrested across the country with maps, mobiles and what not for trying to try and blow up something, who knows what.

This Mumbai tragedy with its live broadcasts and numerous debates is just another dose required to inject ‘Indianess’ into the now parched ‘Indian’ who has started questioning why he/she doesn’t have proper education, food, water and other basic amenities if the government were to say that the economy is booming (considering that these were the same people who said back in the early 90’s that the benefits of open economy would trickle down to the lower classes but before even they could see a drop the economy is being claimed to be in recession).  Every now and then when this voice becomes louder the sounds of the guns start blaring louder (also to grease officers like Hemant Karkare).  Dramatic footage beamed across the globe just hijacked the issues at hand for a good year or two after which we sure will hear some more depending on the dosage required.  The footage that was shown right from BBC to IBN was just focused on to infuriate the average Indian who is in a momentary lapse of reason (‘momentary’ can be anywhere between a few thousand years to infinity) into believing and accepting the ‘delusional fact’ that these people just sprung up last fall and were just doing what they were doing because they were plain evil (like in the Indian movies where villain is evil for no reason).  The flags are fluttering high and suddenly even a person with little sanity is caught up in this insanity and the establishment always knows all too well to prey on this sentiment.  The army is put on alert and in a short span all the atrocities committed by the government are put in the backburner and the atrocities to be committed are already justified with hymns of courage, valor, Bharat Matha etc.

No one cares to reason why these kinds of acts happen in a repetitive cycle and if at all the government is concerned about these killings.  The truth is that the people are deceived into believing that these kind of things are bound to happen and only a strong nation (no idea what it means) can prevent these acts.  The people never realize the fact that “this is precisely what the government needs.” For the people who say “Do you condone these acts?”    The simple answer is what about the atrocities perpetrated by the government upon its own people and was justice served in those instances.  It is the government which  is creating these monsters and without addressing this first the web of violence cannot be stopped.  One fine example would be the genocide of Muslims in Gujarat.  What has the judicial system done about it?  The very person who is responsible is in power and no one’s conscience seems to have been pricked by that news.   As Malcolm X said “the chickens have come to roost” and it is very apt in this case.  The foremost need of the hour is not to allow the government to carry on with its own share of atrocities paving the way for furthermore bloodletting.