One of my FB friends while expressing his anguish and disappointment on the death of the journalist, wrote ; “He is compelled to live in a war like situation. Its difficult to say who is right or wrong rather the difference is getting blurred. We are forced to be a part directly or indirectly in this violence. Don’t know, What is the right course to bring peace & harmony but please don’t ask to behave like the proverbial Monkey ; BURA MAT DEKHO BURA MAT SUNO AND BURA MAT BOLO when I feel something is going wrong”.
I fully agree with him because each incident of death whether in Kerala or West Bengal or UP or Karnataka, it reminds us that We are at war with ourselves. What was hidden all these years is now flowing on top. This is what Jagmohan in his Book ; MY FROZEN TURBULENCE had written. He wrote in early 1990s;. When democracy becomes corrupt the best gravitates to the bottom and the worst floats to the top and vile is replaced by more vile.(Jab DEMOCRACY BHRASHT HO JAATI HAI TO ACHAI NEECHE CHALI JAATI HAI AUR UPAR SIRF GANDGI RAHE JAATI HAI AUR GANDGI HI GANDGI KO REPLACE KARTI HAI.
Years of misgovernance has brought us to this situation of despondency and helplessness. If we look slightly deeper it is exactly like what existed when MAHABHARAT was fought. No one has an answer what is RIGHT and What is Wrong , everyone has a justification for being wrong or for doing wrong. Right from Dhritsharshtra, Gandhari, Duryodhan, Dushasan to Bhishm pitamah , Arjun, Yudhistar , Bhim had justifications for ; Why they flouted RIGHTEOUSNESS. Similarly all political parties and their leaders and we all have justifications ; CONG BHI TO KAR RAHI THI, BJP NE BHI TO KIYA THA. And we the people finally reconcile saying ; IS HAMAM ME SAB NANGE HAIN.
And thats why after DURYODHAN was killed by Bhim by deceit, Krishanji said ; MARYADA SHUNYA ME NAHIN UGTI. Meaning you got to have right and conducive environment for RIGHTEOUSNESS to flourish. So if Bhim has killed Duryodhan by deceit he has done no wrong because it was Duryodhan who was deceitful on many earlier occasions.
SATYA MEV JAYATE, Does it not sound great. Yes it does But the fact is TRUTH DOES NOT PREVAIL BY ITSELF. We need to create a conducive environment for TRUTH to prevail and win. Do we have it ?, No, we do not have such an environment right now. The Police is corrupt, the Judiciary is defunct, there is a nexus between the criminals and the influential elites ; Businessmen, Bureaucrats, Politicans, Police etc. As a result the cases keep lingering on for years and the dishonest keep flourishing.
So, in my opinion what we see now, although looks like as if we are at war with eachother BUT actually it is a MANTHAN, A CHURNING, going on. In this Manthan the Old Focres which deliberately kept India poor and deprived are at war with the new forces which wish to take India ahead.
It is also akin to a war between the Devas and the Asuras. However, one can not have a clear distinction between the two forces because within the asuaras there are devas and so within the devas are also asuras. One can witness similar thing even in Mahabharat where righteous people like Bhishmpitamh and Dronacharya etc had to fight for Duryodhan because of certain compulsions and Balram not willing to take a side prefrerred to go on TIRTHH when the war was being fought.
So, in this MAHABHARAT or MANTHAN many asurs and devas may suffer. And Many devas would prefer to go on TEERTH to avoid taking sides and to save their skins.
In this Mahabharat or Manthan, we the people who have nothing to gain Politically can only be supporters and therefore, we have to test every decision by asking questions to ourselves ;
IS IT GOOD FOR THE NATION.
SHOULD KRISHANJI ALLOWED DRAUPADIS TO BE MOLESTED
DO WE WISH TO CONTINUE LIKE THE WAY WE WERE OR
WE WISH TO CHANGE THINGS AROUND OR
WE PREFER TO KEEP GIVING EXCUSES.