Thursday, May 15, 2008

TERROR OMNIPRESENT

Today we woke up to newspapers screaming that terror has struck again. In Jaipur, the beautiful Pink City in the dry Rajasthan deserts now reddened with blood and wet with tears. 7 blasts in 20 minutes – another planned-down-to-the-last-detail attack on the unarmed, unaware and innocent. The city, country, names may change, but the shock, grief, the horror are the same.

Beyond pity for the victims, beyond rage at the perpetrators, I feel a sense of bewilderment: WHY? What warped ideology, what shadowy idealism, what perverted religiosity, what greed for power and gore-tainted-glory can make a man train thousands to kill millions? When does that respect for another’s life go away? How does humanity end and terrorism begin?

The terrorist’s mind is as terrifying as his acts. It is an alien space, where the values and limits we hold so dear have no meaning. His actions are so well-planned by him, but are so unpredictable-to-us (who live for LIFE, not DEATH). And because we can’t understand his laws or his logic, we live in fear. Fearing for our selves, our family, for our children, for people-we-know, and people-we-don't-yet-know, for everybody living under the shadow of hate and death. Nothing, no place seems safe anymore. WHERE NEXT?

3 comments:

S.Ghosh said...

u r right sucharita . i think that i sthe motive behind terror ...live in constant fear and live in terror....

these people have no religion ,no caste and not an single sign of human ...they don't see the look of a 5 yr old kid and his despair ....

but what make me restless is that "what are we doing"? reading the terror filled news paper ,sympathetically nodding our head ...
but then what are we doing ?
i dont know but yes for these reason i panic coz' i dont have any clue abt my responsibility ?i sometim question am i coward?
i don't know .....

thanks u 've raised a voice
am adding u in my fav with your due permission

keep well

jyotsana said...

truly....my words are failing me right now. u have raised ur voice on something that is very close to my heart....insensitivity to the extreme, human callousness, hypocrisy in the name of religion...

The Scatterbrain said...

Maybe it's because I'm a teacher, but I often wonder what kind of a childhood these terrorists might have had... And the more I think of it, the more I want to provide the best, most peaceful environment for children. But they don't allow for it!

Seriously! What is it that truly drives them??