Saturday, November 29, 2008

Parochialism,Jingoism,Fanaticism....Let these 'ism's go awry....

It was the morning of 27/11/08 , North east monsoon was at its peak .....,my mom who was so obsessed with the hurricane nisha switched on the television , rather than the news about the hurricane making the headlines , the head lines read 'WAR ON MUMBAI', she was utterly shocked.I slowly got downstairs and had a look on the television . I wasn't feeling even a slightest tinge of surprise , after watching so much terror attacks in a year,this one didn't affect me. However when i came back from college i realised that enormity of the attack and the magnitude of the disaster . I was awe struck by the skill of the terrorists ( Although i had a strong hatred towards them) . I slowly made my way to my study and got engrossed in some deep thinking. My apathy for these Islamic terrorists started growing and at a particular point I begin to wonder about the cause for such a tremendous spur in islamic terrorism.....Remember these Islamic fidayeens are also humans , they are also sympathetic to fellow humans , yes ,their sympathy towards their own people( Islamic community) has resulted in this parochialistic( narrow minded) Jingoism( Nationalism) ......., the irony is that we Indians are highly jingoistic then these fidayeens , We get angry and organise massive protest even for a slightest of anti India sentiments ,say ' a Harbhajan symonds issue' or ' GW Bush calling Indains,gluttons' or 'say an open minded Advani calling MAJinnah a legend' arent we higly jingoistic? Isnt Raj thackeray highly jingoistic than these islamic fidayeens? yes he is ...., he organises massive protests when there is not even a slightest evidence of marginalisation of marathis.... But look at these fidayeens ..... when their whole community has been killed,raped and murdered , by the Indian genocide in kashmir and the US genocide in Afghanisthan ,Iraq, why can't they be jingoistic? Dont think i am symphatising with the Islamic fidayeens ,but this is the other side of the coin most people fail to see... , Remember the number of innocent Islamic civilians killed in Iraq,Afghanisthan will far outnumber the number of innocent civilians killed in these terrorist attacks. Islam is a little rigid religion and it doesnt possess the flexibility of Hinduism and Christianity to adapt so quickly to modern changes . But when these changes are forced upon the people of Islamic origin by the non islamic states in the pretext of enforcing modernity , and when they fail to respond , there arises tension and friction which ultimately leads to destruction.. Remember there was no case of Islamic terrorism until US started meddling with Afghanistan ( led to the birth of Al Queda) and India started meddling with Kashmir.So the meddling of a state by another through parochialistic jingoism should be stopped... Let them be independent ,let them lead their own life however it may be.... so the main thing that has to be done to eradicate terrorism is to STOP the 'GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR' ,rather than fighting with the terrorists, lets engage them ,lets allow them to live with freedom , Lets not interfere in their culture and practises, afterall they are also humans ,their lives are also as valuable as ours....So lets not say' Jai Hind' Lets say 'Jai Universe'...Lets not be even jingoistic about our earth.............

7 comments:

HARIRAM said...

ITS AWESOME AND UNIQUE SEEING PEOPLE SHARE THESE KINDS OF THOUGHTS AND IMAGINATION BOUNCING OUT OF THEIRS MIND .... AFTER VIEWING ALL UR POSTS I FELT LIKE ASKING U .....WAT IS UR MISSION AND VISION .....

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VJ AVA said...

I don't feel we r jingoistic ppl. We do see many Indians extending hands of friendship to Pakistanis or Muslims...The problem is that we r people who get angry easily , r extremely sensitive people n possessive (n protective)about our culture which does not let us tolerate any criticism or attack on our culture, people or the like...probably it was in our genes ...good blog..u think from the other person's side...we need such ppl. to solve problems!

S.Jeeva said...

@VJava The term possesive that you use is what i term as jingoism, and when we are so much possesive for petty things why not the people of islamic nations when they are tortured beyond a certain limit

S.Jeeva said...

@ Hariram,Thanks for your comment, My mission is to understand the reality in everything that happens,and my vision is to disseminate what i have understood

mag said...

I beg to differ on the "Flexibility of the religion" issue.....Dude NO RELIGION is flexible.....Its just that its followers are not kept within the confines of a strait-jacket.... Especially when the followers choose to ignore the basic ethos of the religion and each go their way, the religion is not to blame... And moreover, the religions that are backed-up by a government go far more than a voluntary following.... So that would explain the so-called 'rigidity' of Islam.... But Hinduism and Christianity. And there are 57 "Islamic Nations' in the world?How many are' Christian' & Hindu states? I'm rather eager to know.....

S.Jeeva said...

@ Mag
Yea right, I dont question the liberty of woman ,yes they have full liberty its their world they can do anything that pleases them,they are free to do . But lets understand that such liberties ( say live in partners etc) has damaged the american culture and their economy too, lets understand that the strength of India is its institution called as family. I firmly beleive that only Woman have the capability to amalgamise and run a family , so although woman can have their liberties it shouldn't go to an extent where they become like men which means the institution of family would be destroyed and children would have no one to look to,isnt it americanisation? Yes!! woman have their liberties let them enjoy but let them also understand they are the one who could support India ,rather than goin on to a mens way of living( losing their self dignity) they should try bringing men to their way of living,thats the real woman power

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