Monday, October 31, 2005

Live and let live

Terror has a new face.
No wonder many Millitant outfits wanted to be reffered to as Millitants and not terrorist.Perhaps, They knew better.

Innocents have died, but in a state at war, innocents have always died.
But we are hardly at war? Then why the killings?
What does an innocent shopper have to do with Kashmir or islam for that Matter?

There was a time when I used to think that there must be some truth to the cause, when someone is ready to die for the cause. Nobody would be willing to die for a cause that is not worthwhile. Nobody would be willing to strap a belt full of plastics if the cause was not worthwhile. But seeing where they are going, I have slowly realised that they are bunch of demented minds.
No, No cause is worth a human Life. And no cause is worth a thousand human lives. These are nothing but craziness.
They have been thoroughly brainwashed by a select few who enjoy the perks of power.
Are they willing to die, I don't think so. But of course, they would say who would be leading if they were to die. Good excuse.
In the end, who dies, the innocen victims and the terrorist at the bottom of the food chain. They die to get to heaven quick, where virgins are waiting for them. So much for a cause. They are filled up with so much lies, they become willing to die and to kill. When someone is filled with so much, the lie becomes a Truth to Him. That is what is happening to the youths. Like the adage, hate the sin not the sinner. The perpetrators are not even sure what they are doing. They only follow orders, the famous nazi excuse.

But when I say, hate the sin and not the sinner, I am not being very compasionate with the sinners. These are no petty thieves, but killers and willing to die doesn't Give any men the right to Kill. But then it would be much wiser to look at the root of the sin and try to uproot it. By violent or peaceful mean whichever is sucessfull. Running after a few bombers and suspects will not be a solution.
Pre emptive strike is not the solution. Premptive strikes will only breed more terrorists. They must be dealth with at the grassroot. Priority should be stop breeding further terrorist and not breeding more like in Iraq. Iraq has bred another generation of terrorist. Does India want them too. Why don't we do anything. Why don't we Uproot the fanatics, negotiate what the poor sections want. Just because a group demands something with force doesn't mean they must be wrong. One men's terrorist is another's freedom fighter. Even India had its own Bhagat singh and Jatin. Are we so big now that we won't listen and only heal the symptoms and not the desease. We need much more than immediate measures, we don't want a war, we don't want security beef ups but we want parmanent solutions. Instead of targeting the bombers, find the leaders. Take more drastic measure. Give education to the poor, catch them before the madrassas catch them, give them jobs. Don't start a war with the terrorist. Solve the problem instead. War have never solved a problem, less so if the enemy is invisible.

Solving this kinds of problems need a lot more than politics.
If the govt knows how to solve the problems and if they are not doing it, then the govt is as much responsible for the killings as the terrorists are.

Live and Let Live.
Happy Diwali Friends.

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Blogger Soumyadip said...

Happy Diwali.

We have to strike the root cause behind all this meaningless violence. What makes a common man a terrorist? Sometimes in my early youth, me and my friends dissatisfied with the happenings around us contemplated violence to bring about change. But thankfully good sense prevailed. But the things haven't changed much.

By the way, as the blasts rocked Delhi I was purchasing 'One Night @ the Call Centre' on your recommendation recommendation.

31/10/05 3:58 PM  
Blogger Govar said...

Happy Diwali Anthony!

Nice endingg... Live and let live. If only e'one understands...

31/10/05 4:08 PM  
Blogger anthony said...

Thanks to me you didn't go to D venue..

31/10/05 4:50 PM  
Blogger Parna said...

Happy Diwali Tony, to you and your family. have a great year ahead

1/11/05 1:50 AM  
Anonymous Ricky2Tony said...

Unfortunately, for terrorists, Army is a Militant outfit. Truth is that Army has killed 1000s of innocent Kashmiri youths and raped their daughters. So, how can we justify actions of our own Army??

This debate is endless because nothing will change unless the Govt. sincerly wants the change. But, just like BJP doesn't want to solve the Ayodhya issue because that would mean that they won't have any agenda left, no Govt. would want to solve Kashmir fully because then we won't have anyone to blame. In the meanwhile innocent victims will keep dying on both sides.

Anyways, Happy and Safe Deepawali to you too..

1/11/05 5:56 AM  
Blogger Navjot Kashyap said...

Wishing you a Very Very Happy & Prosperous Diwali

1/11/05 10:22 AM  
Blogger thalassa_mikra said...

Good post Anthony! A very happy Diwali to you. I hadn't realized that you tagged me. I'll reply to it soon!

1/11/05 12:58 PM  
Blogger Nupur said...

I dont agree that the sinner does not know the result of his actions.... just that he can justify it with something else!!

I still feel.... ones responsible for acts like these should rot in hell!!!

2/11/05 9:51 AM  
Blogger Zulu said...

Thought provoking post. Unfortunately, it is always the innocents who are caught in the crossfire. And it is sad what people do in the name of a cause and believe that that justifies everything.

Hope you had a happy Diwali.

2/11/05 11:09 AM  
Blogger Rita said...

"No cause is worth a human Life. And no cause is worth a thousand human lives." - so rightly said.
Happy Diwali :)

2/11/05 11:19 AM  
Blogger Aqua said...

Wishing you a happy diwali too.

And regarding the comment you left on my blog, it's been ages since Gandalf has blogged and i'm out of touch with him too. all i know is that he's in delhi.

3/11/05 2:22 AM  
Blogger anthony said...

Hi Parna Thx a ton. Same to you again though diwlai is over.

Ricky Its a never ending debate. the army does what it has to do and so does the militants, but the question there is a motive behind every rape and every killing. That is what is disturbing.

thanx Navjot. same to you again

Thalassa, waiting for it. I have updated ur Blog too ;-)

Nupur, ahem... The sinner i was referring to was the Hammer or the button men in mafia speak. the govt must go after the finger that pushes the button not the button.

3/11/05 9:52 AM  
Blogger anthony said...

@zulu, innocents getting caught? haha, i dodn't even want to write those things on my posts.. there are many things that people from mainland India won't even dream of that happens to innocents back home. Even my personal experiences would make pulp fiction material, and every one of us has encountered that. have u ever come across any writngs or articles of an event in manipur not long ago when 9 innocent bystanders off the road were shot down much like jalianwallahbagh.. and the army men first let go of the non chinky crowd before they opened fire.. It was the 5th jan 1995. No mainstream newspaper carried the news.. even google gave very vague links. It happpend at the gate of regional Medical College, lamphel manipur. Try google it.

@Rita.. Yes Rita, no cause gives anyone that right..

@aqua.. gandalf was pretty informative about the north east

3/11/05 10:01 AM  
Blogger anthony said...

Hope you all had a nice diwali.. i had it going so well and spoilt it all by sitting through a the latest David dhavan flick. It was a paid torture

3/11/05 10:03 AM  

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