Referring to my last post “Are we all Insane to just believe what you say? “ , I had said that I will be posting some more articles reflecting on how I feel powerful nations just like to dominate the other nations through their mediums, and one song which i heard around a year ago , by flobots -handlebars, shows what I intend to say. Have a look at the video below.
I am sure most of you have understood the inner meaning of this song , and agree with this bigger picture that USA is just dominating other small nations by using its power.
Humanity has always killed for peace. The First World War was dubbed as the ‘war to end all wars’. The atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to stop all wars. Now, Obama has killed Osama for peace. What do we kill actually? We kill that which cannot be controlled.
We cannot control the terrorist; we cannot make them see sense, so we feel justified in killing them, before they kill others. This killing is done in righteous indignation. It feels right. But why does the terrorist terrorize? If American psychologists have to be believed, they are all psychopaths and sociopaths, with genetic predisposition to violence. Such explanations conveniently enable us to deny our role in creating these monsters.
illustration/ Devdutt Pattanaik
In the Ramayana, Ravan abducts Ram’s wife, Sita, only because Ram’s brother, Lakshman, cuts the nose of his sister, Surpanakha. One can condemn Ravan but his actions can be seen as a reaction to the mutilation of his sister. Likewise, Surpanakha can condemn Ram and Lakshman but their actions are a reaction to her very own abrasive and uncontrolled sexual advances. Every victim likes to believe they are innocent. Unfortunately, every victim is the mother of his or her own tormentor.
According to the karma theory, nothing in life happens without a reason. Every thing that happen to us are actually reactions to actions we have performed in the past. Thus we are never innocent: our karma creates our fortunes and our misfortunes, everything we experience every moment. So we have no one to blame, or thank, but us. We may not remember our past actions, we may not be able to trace the source, but there is no escaping our responsibility.
Karma is often accused of making people fatalistic and not taking responsibility. But not taking responsibility is also action, which has reactions, whether good or bad, only time will tell. But the modern world order rejects karma, and prefers to take action, do something about the terrorist, an action based on the Greek model of heroism.
For many people around the world, America is the monster. So they cheered and danced when the Twin Towers was blown up. For America, the Jihadis are the monsters. So New Yorkers cheered and danced when news came of Osama’s death came. Both believe in their personal righteousness. No one asks: why did the terrorist seek to terrorize?
Today the world has three types of terrorists: the economic terrorist, the environmental terrorist and the cultural terrorist. The economic terrorist fights for jobs that are created only when there is industry and development, which unfortunately comes at a cost to environment. The environmental terrorist fights to save the environment and so is opposed to any kind of industry and development. As new markets are created to sustain industry and ensure development, old habits have to be changed; this threatens cultures and identities creating the cultural terrorist who fears all change, and clings to the past tenaciously.
Thus terrorism is not created in a vacuum; it is closely linked to our growing economic needs. We are a world where everyone is cutting the nose of Surpanakha and is crying foul when Ravan abducts Sita.
The author is Chief Belief Officer of the Future Group, and can be reached at email@example.com
|By: Devdutt Pattanaik||Date: 2011-05-08||Place: Mumbai|
Are we all BLIND ? DEAF ? OR GONE INSANE?
What has happened to all of us? Have we all just stopped Thinking ? Have our brains popped out? Or have we de-evolutionised?
My Point being, that more than 90% of us on this planet just ignore facts or blindly follow what is shown to us. Today we are told that someone is a culprit , and we believe, without even asking for facts, we believe when we are told some is dead, or someone is a terrorist.
We wage wars between nations just because we have some benifit and show the world that the nation is a culprit.
Well you can call that Dirty Business, on a very large scale, but CAN”T THEY SEE THE BIG PICTURE… THEY ARE KILLING HUMANITY.. !! MOREOVER, THEY ARE KILLING PERCEPTION..
I am no big fan of conspiracy theories, but all I am saying is that every nation should just mind their own Damn business and let the rest do what they want to do..
War is never a solution , but it is a human traight to show power so there is no solution to that either.
One cannot ask for peace, just a bit of a moral ground where a line is made between Power & Values.
This is altogether a new debate, but I will discuss about this further in my upcoming posts.
Today I went to brighton with a few friends, it is an amazing place , breezy and the beach is a nice place to relax and be with friends or family, brighton is a stony beach, so you cannot play most of the normal sand games which usually people do. I do not understand the reason why it has got an award for?
But overall it is a nice place for a weekend as there are a lot of sea surfing activities to do , if love doing it and also a few attraction around brighton which may interest you.
We all had a great time there and I hope to see brighton once again.
The film follows the story of Otilia Mihartescu (Anamaria Marinca) and Gabriela ‘Găbiţa’ Dragut (Laura Vasiliu), two university friends in an unnamed Romanian town. The film is set in 1987, one of the last years of the Ceauşescu regime. When Găbiţa becomes pregnant, the two girls arrange a meeting with Mr. Bebe (Vlad Ivanov) in a hotel, where he is to perform an illegal abortion (Communist Romania had a natalist policy against abortion).
At a college dorm Gabriela and Otilia go over the items they need for the following day, and as Gabriela nervously sits and waits in the room, Otilia barters and buys soap, cigarettes, etc. from school friends. Afterwards, Otilia takes a bus to visit her boyfriend Adi, from whom she borrows money. Adi asks Otilia to visit his family that night, as it is his mother’s birthday, and to buy flowers on the way, to which Otilia initially declines, but she relents after Adi becomes visibly upset.
Otilia heads to a hotel where Gabriela has booked a room, only to be informed by an unfriendly receptionist that there is no reservation under Gabriela’s last name. Otilia goes to another hotel, and after much begging and haggling is able to book a room at an expensive rate. Afterwards Otilia goes to a rendezvous point to meet with Mr. Bebe, although he had been told by Gabriela that Otilia was her sister, and Mr. Bebe grows angry upon hearing that Gabriela is not at the planned hotel, and that he has to leave his ID at the front desk, fearing that the arrangement might be a police trap.
Mr. Bebe discovers that Gabriela’s claim that her pregnancy was in its third month is a lie; in fact, it has been at least four months. Mr. Bebe ask for more money since a late term abortion is a much greater offense punishable with 10 years in jail. In order to help her friend, Otilia reluctantly has sex (and eventually Gabriela does as well) with Mr. Bebe so that he will not walk out on them. Mr. Bebe then performs the abortion by injecting a probe and some fluids into Gabriela, and leaves Otilia instructions on how to dispose of the fetus when it comes out. Otilia is visibly exasperated by Gabriela’s lies, yet continues to help her and care for her.
Otilia leaves Gabriela at the hotel to go to Adi’s mother’s birthday. She’s still visibly disturbed but stays and has dinner with Adi’s mother’s friends, who are mostly doctors. They all talk about trivial things while Otilia and Adi remain silent. The phone rings in the background, but no one answers it. One of the guests then starts talking about lost values and respect to elders when Otilia accepts a cigarette offered to her in front of Adi’s parents, which prompts Adi to bring the champagne in order to get the party over with. Adi and Otilia then go to his room where Otilia tells him about Gabriela’s abortion, and they start talking about what would happen if it was Otilia that was pregnant since Adi seems to be against abortions. After fighting with Adi, Otilia calls Gabriela from Adi’s house. Gabriela does not answer, so Otilia decides to go back to the hotel.
When Otilia enters the room Gabriela is lying on the bed, and she tells Otilia that the fetus has come out and is in the bathroom. Otilia then wraps the fetus with some towels and puts everything in a bag, while Gabriela asks her to bury the fetus. Otilia then goes outside and walks around for a while, finally climbing to the top of a random building, as Mr. Bebe had suggested, and dropping the bag in a trash chute.
Otilia then goes back to the hotel and finds Gabriela eating at the restaurant. She sits and tells Gabriela that they are never going to talk about the whole thing ever again.
Well like any other day after class of LSE summer school, it was an adventure again, we met at Primrose today , its an awsomme place. You can view a pic below..
This place was ideal for having a nice time with firends sharing jokes and just chillling around, most of us knew that we won’t be seeing each other for a long long time, after today. Fernando will leave tomorrow for Guatamela and so will Gizem for Turkey,& Manuel (a.k.a- manly/MAN-LEE) for Philippines, the rest will leave in a few days time to their home countries.
Brick Lane was soon followed after Camden Town, while we shared a nice time with bijan at some random pub and then hopping over to Brick Lane in a bus, well it was quite a long way all the way to Liverpool street from Camden Town yet it was fun. the best part was ,me getting angry at the promoter who wanted to prove that , the particular indian restraunt was the best but infact it wasn’t as when I went in to check , the food was rubbbish and not upto the standards of a proper indian cuisine. We then went to chillies which was after a few restraunts but was an amazing place , mirza and the rest enjoyed the food, but myself and oktay did not eat anything as we both had a snack earlier and were quite full.
After which we then walked into some random unknown club in a random street in Brick Lane which played some really wierd Lounge Electronic Music the same beat over and over again for the past 2 hours and then I just walked out as we couldn’t breathe in, yeah the entry was for free though 😉
I just reached home now and look back at the start of my day with me being late to exam by a few minutes but successfully completed my paper.I feel that every day is special in its own way, its just how you go with the flow and how one percieves it to be.
Have a Great Day 😀