Friday, December 12, 2008

Mumbai Terror (???) Attacks!!!



Everywhere I see; Every news channel I surf; Every Newspaper I read; Every news portal I surf; I find people/media/leaders going on blabbering endlessly about the recent attacks in India (And I don't call them as terror attacks because its a War! India has been under attacks at regular intervals since a long time, reminding the days of "Cold War"......thus, to term all this as a terrorist attack would be comparable to the "Understatement of the Century".....There has been an endless flow of provocative SMSes across the country, just like the industrial waste that flows to our rivers and oceans, also, having the similar effect......The industrial waste fulfills the task of polluting the water bodies, while the latter does the same to our minds.....Well, I am sure everyone is in a very agitated state of mind due to the recent attacks at Mumbai...............but I can see it happening just like what i had read somewhere as the "tin plate effect".......We people react very much like the metal, tin........which has got the tendency of getting heated up very fast, but returning to its original state with double the speed..........We also my friends exhibit a similar pattern..........We have been facing similar attacks of varying magnitude since the partition (in case of India)........and every time the reaction of the common people withers out within days................I don't think we couch potatoes are doing anything to stop it............instead of taking the responsibility, we resort to playing blame games..........we blame our politicians..........we blame our system.....our police force...........we blame anyone and everyone we can think of..........Then comes a movie like Rang De Basanti.........we flock to the theatres to watch it..........laud the bravery of the actors.......resolve to replicate their actions in our own way.............but all this is restricted only to our discussions...........with not a single percentage of it being converted into actions......We hold candle light marches, where the leaders give speeches which give us goosebumps, but ironic as you may call it, the effect starts wearing off even before the speech comes to an end.........What can i say.......this is the middle class mentality that people keep talking about.........

About these youngsters being branded as terrorists, I feel they are much better than us......yeah, you all heard me right, I hold them in higher regard than us........these people are highly motivated, devoted to their job..........they have the guts to go on a no-return mission because they believe in what they are doing.........No, i am not commending what they have done..........I denounce what they have done...........But my point is that, had we been even half as motivated as them, all this wouldn't have happened..........Had we tried to look for a solution in our own homes, we wouldn't have had to witness such unfortunate incidents.........Oops! See, now even I am playing the blame game!!!

I don't know how to bring an end to terrorism and I think this is the biggest weakness of ours and biggest strength of theirs!!!

Hope we all take some lesson from all this and come together to make this world a better place........
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