“Sometimes I wonder… will God ever forgive us for what we’ve done to each other? Then I look around and I realize… God left this place a long time ago.” – Blood Diamond.
But that was Africa, right? This is India, a place where the Gods reside. The crown of Himalayas and the Kashmir valley, dubbed as “paradise on earth”. You go to the southernmost corners, you reach Kerala- and it is termed as God’s own country. We have a billion people and a million Gods; they would never desert us, will they? I mean, how many more layers of lies one must walk through to look at the truth. We are happy being the ignorant buffoons we always have been. Have we learnt nothing from our history?
Whenever something happens, we light candles. Don’t get me wrong, I am not being sarcastic. We support the person who has been wronged in ALL the way we can – we post the rubbish on our Facebook walls, we tweet how entirely wrong this whole episode is – whatever it may, we write blogs, we even go out of our way and do a candle march. And we go with placards and all. We leave no stone unturned. We did it in the case of that minor girl, that Guwahati girl, and now we’ll do it for the Delhi girl too. We CARE ! We fucking do, damnit !
There’s only one thing I fail to understand. Who are we trying to prove that we care? If we did, the shameful episodes wouldn’t have happened. If we did care, Jane would be living her regular life. If we did care, Joe wouldn’t have been beaten dead in the middle of the street.
But we can always write more posts, go on some more candle marches, right?
I remember this incident when a mother of two was raped in Park Street and her majesty’s statements to the gory deed. She said that rape cases are on a rise in the country because men and women interact with each other more freely now. “Earlier if men and women would hold hands, they would get caught by parents and reprimanded but now everything is so open. It’s like an open market with open options.”
An open market with open options !
Now, let’s come to Delhi. A senior police officer’s amazing advice on the recent matter of gang rape on a moving bus– “advising women to avoid rape by not travelling after dark and carrying chilli powder to throw at potential attackers.”
Now, let’s look at the answers given by the police on if rape is a crime. It is from a sting operation by NDTV.
“She asked for it.
It’s all about money.
They have made it a business.
It is consensual most of the time.”
You can read more on it – http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/in-and-around-delhi-cops-blame-rapes-on-women-tehelka-investigation-with-ndtv-194735
So, we have incompetent politicians, bloody buffoons for police officers and the living dead as citizens- who could never peep outside their window even when they know that you are being dragged by the cuff of your neck, maybe to be plundered. But that must be the dog barking, I should turn on the volume of the television a little more, just so, that’s perfect!
So guys, stop posting stuff. Stop hiding. Take charge. I am not asking you not to look at girls, but when you do, do it with respect. They are to be adored, they are to be admired. Media will always find a new case to show 24X7- it likes to feed on others’ misery. The news has remained grim for as long as I can remember, only with changing subjects. Your life is not a news channel. Help people. When elections come, go to vote. You are educated enough to choose the right person, regardless of the caste and the creed. And above all, respect others and their right to live, it’s not that difficult. In the end, it might make all the difference in the world.