let us educate them. Coming from someone who believes that many problems, if not all the ones plaguing our society today, could be solved with education, this could well sound stereotypical. I do think otherwise, for I have thought about this quite well.
Let us create awareness. The worst problem mankind can face is ignorance. This is the Kali Yuga; it is supposed to be that way. That doesn’t stop us from doing what needs to be done though. Let us tell people what the problem is. The solution, well, nobody knows, but people need to know exactly what is happening, and how, and what the consequences could be, especially in the long run, if things were just allowed to be. I am not sure if people understand the gravity of the situation. Awareness works. It almost certainly would, in this case, for in spite of the repeated persecution that the people of this race has faced over several thousand years, this is certainly not something people would like – going out for a drink or dinner, and ending up getting shot.
Let us involve people in the security of the state. Let commoners – you and me – be actively involved in security related issues. Let the people be the source of intelligence to the state. The common man may not be a visionary, but he certainly knows what is good for him, and what isn’t. And killing innocent people is not something that would fall in that category of ‘good’, certainly not in my terms. So let them know – that we will not take this sitting back, as is wont of the people in our society. Let them know that this time, we’re up against them. Let us all stand together – not just in words. Let us not make this yet another essay, one that is confined to the limits of thought and then print – on a blog, or in a newspaper. I just might, because I just go about doing my work. I educate, and am saying it with a sense of pride. For once, I am giving up my modesty. And no, I remain to keep that thing about myself, I will always be, essentially a bum.
And so if anybody, the wise, the strong, the powerful – I am none of those – chooses to do something, do this. Get people together, get them involved. Let every sane man become more responsible, and more sensitive to the happenings in his immediate surroundings. Let us, together, flush out those filthy rodents from their holes. I am ready, I can do that much. It would not to be easy, mind you, gathering intelligence, by its virtue, is dangerous, and our lives could be in peril. But then, if we care one bit about the generations to come – look at all those innocent kids around, and you would begin to care – we must be ready to sacrifice. This will be a war, of the inherent goodness in people, versus the warped tendencies in some. I have always believed that war is inevitable – a world without war, is utopian. Wars have happened since time immemorial and in my opinion, they will continue to happen. What I despise though, is this act of cowardice in killing perfectly innocent people– for war has a certain code of conduct.
I am angry, as must be scores of other men and women of this country. I do not want to live in fear, not anymore. We can’t ask for an honest state. I think power almost always breeds corruption. But, let us all get together, and by sheer numbers, let us show the world that good will indeed prevail. It must, if not for anything else, for those who, even in times such as this, pray, hope, yearn, desire – call it what you want – for peace, and who truly believe in the goodness.