Why is me being a human not acceptable but me being a nationalist or as a person of Karnataka ( A state in India) more important? When there is violence in my state and if I don’t support the wrong doers do I become a less of a patriotic towards my state?
Yesterday a huge fight broke out in Bangalore(a city of Karnataka) due to the lack of water supply from an another neighboring state Tamil Nadu. My state people are not getting sufficient water supply for irrigation,agriculture and for drinking and they are protesting against it. Yesterday from the neighboring state one killed a person of my state and a huge flash strike broke out it in my place(Bangalore). People of my state pelted stones on the buildings, set buses on fire , even started threatening people to not come out of their homes. Schools were dismissed haphazardly ,people on the streets were scared to death to reach a safe place without being mobbed by the crowd. Their relatives and friends who stay in another place were not able to reach them. There was anxiety,chaos , disruption of life and fear everywhere . The idea was to scare the neighboring state and threaten them in giving water supply to us.
Basically ,my state people wanted justice it seems. A GREATER JUSTICE they said,but what about the injustices they were causing to common people? So they wanted justice at the cost of so many injustices like setting buses on fire. OH,YEAH TOTALLY. That’s a fantastic idea to get JUSTICE. If a person from neighboring state kills a person of my state,do you think it is even logical to replicate their actions and start a killing spree too? Is there no means to handle this without bloodshed?
But yesterday I did not want to think as a patriot of my state , I wanted to think as a HUMAN for which I was poorly condemned on Facebook, people told me that I should not think as a rationalist but only as a patriot , that I should think for MY PEOPLE.
But I refuse to think for ONLY “MY PEOPLE”. I WANT TO THINK ABOUT “PEOPLE”! Why is it not going well with them,I don’t get it. Does it make me less of a patriotic to not think of “MY PEOPLE” only?
We see the world is falling apart at the hand of corrupt politicians who ignite the spark,stay comfortable in their offices and make people their puppets to do their dirty work. We see wars,terrorism everywhere among countries , continents in the name of religion, in the name of sexual orientation of humans. Why is it so hard so accept that we are all people in the end? We are not Hindu,Muslim,Christian,Buddhists , we are all people with flesh and blood. And when you shoot a person there is only red blood we don’t bleed blue or you don’t bleed yellow. We all bleed. We all die.
As a community there will be differences, there will feeling of being unjustified; but politicians(corrupt) ones try to pick on these differences of common people to mint money? To rule? To stay in power? YES FOR ALL THESE REASONS THEY WAGE A WAR.
When we are being divided into communities they make us feel like a team,they misuse the patriotic feelings of the individuals . We maybe being united as Nationalist or based on our religion. BUT WE ARE BEING DIVIDED AS HUMANS.
It does not take much these days to start a communal violence, one post on Twitter or a message on Facebook often times posting misleading content where they make people furious,encash on our emotions for homeland and that is more than enough these days to pull out a gun or light a match ; going ahead and setting city blaze for JUSTICE.
Irony,such irony I tell you.
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