Man is a social animal.His nature though,is not in the very chronology that the attributes appear in.Animal first,and social later.And its often that man has been witness to his barbaric self-destructive self.Self destruction roots from self preservation,and its the thought that the opposite holds good-destruction breeds preservation,that makes destruction a tool for preservation.
While the recent bomb blasts in various parts of the country exemplify self(our nation,the self) destruction,statements like those from Raj Thackeray exemplify self(I) preservation.The statements instil that fear and insecurity which leads to violent acts which metamorphose into carnage.Man's inherent Animal is exploited to the fullest by people with ulterior motives,people who have the pedestal to get heard.While so often these people open their mouths before their brains,make no bones about the fact that statements like these come after a lot of thought and foresight.
There was another such incident when controversial author Taslima Nasreen was attacked by a group of unruly activists.They not only gave vent to their personal agendas(Self preservation),but also broke the law and painted a sorry picture of the so called secular and free India.This was followed by mass agitations and movements and at the end,a good deal of violence that led to loss of life and property(Self destruction).
India is diverse and multi-cultural,but just as Man is an anti-social in his core,the Indian is intolerant.The Gujarat riots are a good example where little incidents that seemed innocuous bred to a massacre that has painted Indian history crimson.There are sufficient examples that we come across time and again where we were misled,and ended up committing fratricide.
Politicians and public personalities have played with the emotions of the Indian who still colonises with his kind,in a country where there are so many kinds,based on caste,creed and above all,religion.Their illogical,but arousing words get blood boiling and violent excesses result in death and despair.At the end of it all,the real culprits go scot free,win elections and flout the law again,and again,and again.The theory of "Self destruction(man killing man,or rather Indian killing Indian) leads to Self preservation" is vindicated.
Raj Thackeray,a Bal Tackeray wannabe is on track to exploit one similar faint border that exists in the Maharashtrian's heart.The feeble line is of no use to him.So he is looking to awaken the Maharashtrian heart and tell him that the North Indian is depriving him of his bread and butter,much like the means Bal Thackeray employed to get Shiv Sena rolling with his the Maharashtra Vs South India propaganda years ago.
The Govt and more importantly We,the people need to look at this with objectivity.This is clearly a malicious act,aimed to garner votes in the elections due in a year's time,and is impardonable.Mouths like his need to be locked up and the key thrown into the very abyss they look to hurl us into.That is because while these statements win these people the elections,they sow the seeds of new hatred.Sectarian politics and nativism have been detrimental even earlier,but now Raj Thackeray seems to be looking to deliver that fatal blow to the society with systematic provocation.
Both our past and present substantiate the fact that we are an impressionable race and if we got together and followed the Mahatma to throw the Britishers out,so can a Raj Thackeray with the right mix of dirty politics and ostensible patriotism,get the Maharashtrian to oust the migrantBut while the Gandhi effect is impossible for a pedestrian Thackeray to have,it sure as I said has sown the seeds of hatred and sooner or later,bloodshed seems inevitable.
We have enough lines and borders in our lives to deal with.And this is a request to both Raj Thackeray and the people of this country to look into issues that hold water and carve the way to progress.This is a request to both the Indian judiciary and the people to wake up and not just take notice,but punish these power mongers who have scant respect for India and its heritage.Nobody is above the law,and each one is accountable.Also the fact that there is never a wrong time to do the right thing has to be driven home.And these facts can be,and have to be engraved into each citizen's mind.If we cannot inculcate patriotism in the scum of this system,let us employ the other way-instil fear of the law,and the way its put into practice.
We need to evolve positively,and so does this country.The Animal within will have to be curbed and intellect and a mature understanding would have to reign if we are to make ourselves a race that deserves progressive and positive leaders who make us stronger by uniting us.Everytime we create violence we destroy our country in all manners and respects and this self destruction needs to be thwarted,and self preserving predators who go about in the garb of victims need to be taught lessons and made examples of-I plead you,we can't take another Godhra!!!!!!!!!We deserve better than this,don't we?