Back to the Dark Ages
“If only option given is to fight for their rights, then real men fight!!”
We all know how even an ant can make an animal the size and proportions of an Elephant scream like a baby, but what I always say is, “When two Elephants fight, ants should stay out of it!” I can understand if I am not making any sense to you so far, I rarely do, but by the time I am finished with this write up, all the statements I’ve made so far will appear as simple as calculating the square of the smallest prime number.
Anyway, to explain how humanity is once again headed towards “Dark Ages”, it is important to point out the beauty of our lives today, in-spite of all the turmoil the entire world is in. Majority of the earth’s population today enjoys freedom unthinkable a few centuries back. Not only the distinction between the various classes vanishing fast, but people now have a lot more opportunities to succeed than they had ever before in recorded human history. But is this freedom really evolving into a truly free world or are we being covertly cheated by a handful of us; and our society is actually in degradation mode all over again? This is the question that will be answered by this write-up under various headings. So lets’ get inside the puddle!
Society, Laws, Courts, Government, Forces and Police: Where it all fits?
As soon as man climbed down the trees to walk on his hind pair, society was a natural institution to evolve. However, the dynamics of the society were altered differently by various members of the community, depending upon their behaviour patterns. Some members were considerate to the needs of the others in the community, and were really enthusiastic about and interested in the society’s advancement. Some others were merely selfish and wanted everything for themselves, without giving anything back, either by force or otherwise. Humanity realized, it needed protection from its’ own kind.
Laws were made and communicated amongst the entire community, to regulate the flow of life, work and activity in community. Not too long though, the erratic one’s realized, “Laws are no bigger the monster than what they believe them to be.” Laws needed protection!
Humanity came up with the idea of courts, made up of chosen members of the society who were to administer “Justice” by punishing those breaking laws enacted by the society. Problem stuck! Who was going to administer the punishment when the one who was offending was the strongest member of the community? Courts lacked bite!
The courts needed arms to put life into judgements. Thus was born the organization now much maligned globally, the Police. Too bad this organization was ineffective when the offenders were from another community, not under the control or influence of their own jurisdictions. The community needed a shield and armour!
Thus was borne the “Army”. It was not much later humanity realized there is much more invaluable service to be derived from the army, the service of spreading the reach of community. But where do all these parts of the society fit in a hierarchical order in today’s world? Or rather I should say, “Where do all these parts of society always fit in a hierarchical order in any society?”
In light of not only their hierarchy of formation, but also the reasons for their formation in the first place, and the purpose they intend to serve, one thing I can emphatically state is, the top dog in hierarchy can be no one else but “The Society”. Everything else should always exist below it, at various levels.
Since society made laws for its’ own benefit, and can alter laws at any time, laws are secondary to the society. What was considered illegal during certain phases of human history might be perfectly legal now, and vice versa. The best example is “Witch hunts” of medieval times. Similarly, there might be situation where certain actions may be perfectly legal under the law but the society as a unit might refuse to accept it. For example, in India community may boycott a girl who bears a child from an illegitimate relationship even when there is no legal instrument to declare her a criminal or punish her for having a child out of wedlock, but no court in India can force the community to accept her back into its’ fold.
Continuing from this current line of discussion, it is safe to comment that courts are hence tertiary institutions in hierarchy of importance. It is more comprehendible when seen in the light that Courts exist for the sake of Justice, which is a way of upholding laws, something which is much more important than any court. And since laws are created by the society and exist for its’ sake, the levels of hierarchy arrange themselves so naturally. Police department and other organizations that help courts administer the justice are one rung below.
Now coming to the Government, those who have read what I’ve written elsewhere will remember how I emphatically state, “In Democracy, Government is not the ruler but rather the employee of the society that contracts it for a fixed term to work for it. In Democracy, Government is not the owner of the resources or the country, but only a caretaker appointed by the society, with permission to use these resources only in the best interests of the society.” Both Government and Government actions are amendable by Courts. Hence, the Government comes below the Courts in hierarchy. However, since it is Government which administrates and controls organisations like Police force, intelligence agencies, anti-corruption units, taxation etc, Government is one rung above them all.
This leaves us with one last and major sector of the society remaining to be ranked, the Army. Since army exists for the protection of the society, just like laws even Army is one rung below the society. Without society there can be no Army, and without army the society cannot exist, leave alone courts, government and other sectors. So army is above everything else in hierarchy.
And this is the importance of all the units of the society, in the order of importance they naturally deserve. Whenever any units tries to usurp this hierarchy, the ensuing chaos is always invariably detrimental to the society and its’ members.
I know I have discussed this issue at length literally everywhere else, but this is something so important for the society, and such an omnipresent issue, it has to be touched, dissected and reconstructed again and again. So here we go!
I have already explained how when business of the entire community is controlled only by a few big corporations even “Capitalism” degenerates into “Corporate Communism”, and how it is also the main reason behind recession and many other ills. Let me just take another example to not only explain this in simpler terms, but also explain why it is important not to mistake “Monopoly” for “Capitalism”, leave alone the opportunities it soaks up for individuals. And this time I am only going to take an example of single brand retail sector, unlike supermarkets which are multi-brand retail chains.
Two of the biggest furniture warehouses in Australia that I’ve come across are “Ikea” and “Le Cornue”. What are these businesses? How they affect our lives? What are the trades they affect? And are they good or bad for the economy, society and ordinary people?
Simply put, these retail chains are furniture specialists, who buy furniture from small carpenters either contracted by them or employed by them, and sell them to the customers at cheaper prices than local carpenters. They provide jobs to a lot of people in their retail chains on one hand, and on the other, make the lives of carpenters easier, for now they don’t have to go scouting for customers for their products. The only business affected by this new arrangement, the small carpenters, is only to the extent that rather than making and selling furniture from their own shops, they work as wagers wherever Ikea or Le Cornue have their factories, or are contracted by them. The other works that need carpenters, like new building constructions, exteriors and home improvements, renovations and fixing, they are still with the small or local carpenters.
So does this augur well for the society as a whole or bad? Well, rather than answering this question myself, I am going to explain the scenario where there is no Ikea or Le Cornue, and you can judge for yourselves as to what situation is better.
When a small carpenter makes and sells his own furniture, he keeps all the profit in his account. His market is local community where he runs his shop. His products don’t sell beyond a certain imaginary boundary. Anyone who wants to be a carpenter can set up such a small production unit and make their living. Most of the carpenters will need some extra pair of hands for their business and will hire apprentices or trained carpenters to work for their production houses. The woodwork shops that become renowned for their products will need marketing as well as counter staff. The profit made from sales in the community will stay in the bank account of a local businessman. Best part is, if a new-start wants to open his or her own business, it is really easy to compete with local competition by offering better prices, simply by cutting own profit.
Now at this stage if a retailer like Ikea or Le Cornue was to enter the picture, firstly, the local competition will suddenly be facing a big player with enough resources to get products manufactured at a far off place for peanuts, ship them over, then sell them at throw away prices. The local manufacturers will have no choice but to close direct marketing and sell their own products to the big player under a contract, thus their profit will instead start flowing into the big player’s account, or they will have to close down their own business and look for jobs in one of the manufacturing units owned by the big player. Nobody in the community will have resources to set up their own small production unit and compete with the big player anymore, and the profits from not one but every community will end up in the accounts of one or two people, neither of whom might even be remotely associated with the community.
It is imperative to comment, “Capitalism means equal opportunity for all!” It is unimportant whether everybody avails the opportunity or not, or how well they do so, if they do. But if there is no opportunity available, it cannot be classified as Capitalism. Remember friends, “Freedom is the essence of Democracy, opportunity the meaning of Capitalism!” Monopoly cannot be Capitalism! I guess I can leave the rest to you guys to figure out by yourselves.
Sex and media: Our society under attack:
Just the other day my attention was caught by a queer trend doing the rounds on twitter; “No Panty Day”. Now we all heard many an interesting, sometimes even outrageous, campaigns highlighting various social issues, so the first thought to cross anyone’s mind expectedly would be, “Is it regarding some relevant social issue?” However the question that knocked the doors of my brain was, “What kind of an organization would enact such a buffoonery, irrespective of how important an issue, like cancer or AIDS, might they be highlighting?” And I am not making such a statement because of any religious or cultural issues, but much more important and core issue, the future of human society itself. One look at the twitter timeline for the said trending topic, and the truth shone out in all its’ brilliance.
There are women around the globe who sell their bodies for money, for whatever reasons they may have. There are nude pictures of women dotting the internet, and there are plenty of adult movies on the market. In such a scenario, how hard is it for a handful of unscrupulous elements to misuse internet with an intention of destroying the moral fabric of the society? I know the two questions that straight away flash in our minds are “How” and “Why”. So let me dig in both of them one by one!
Ten people running ten different but fake accounts from ten different locations can post nude pictures of women who either specifically posed for the said project in lieu of money, or whose pictures are already available on the internet. No sensible girl from a good family with good moral values and upbringing will do such a thing in her sane mind. However what this does is it starts a trending topic which gives the impression that there are girls who are actually posting pictures without their panties, thus attacking the moral restrictions in place in everyone’s mind. Young minds are impressionable and gullible. Such a trend could lead to mistakes the people might live to regret the rest of their lives as such things have a life altering potential.
Besides, by promoting lose and uncontrolled sexual behaviour, such un-scrupulous elements are putting the emotional health of relationships and psychological health of society under further duress. People are already finding it hard to achieve stability and longevity in their relationships, thus suffering depression and suicidal tendencies, such an act will further destroy the sense of responsibility in a relationship in young minds. Hence, such activities only dilute the moral fabric of the society.
But why would anyone do such a thing? From enemies of your nation trying to destroy your country’s emotional health, to puppets of powerful business lobbies, their controllers can have a wide array of vested interests in making an entire generation sex-addicts.
Sex is one of the three most powerful drives in all living creation, along with hunger and safety. Any organism can do anything to satisfy either of these. Sex is one of the things we all are living for as sex is the only way of producing offspring and keeping the humanity alive. Such is the emotional and psychological impact of this one act, that irrespective of how tense your life is, irrespective of how much you struggle through your day, the one minute pleasure you derive at the culmination of love making makes you forget all your travails of the previous twenty three hours and fifty nine minutes. The pent up frustration, be it against your boss, your colleagues, your employees, your friends, family, your Government, politicians, business associates, your own life, it all vanishes like mist under sun. You may be charged up to take all the issues including your Government head on, but the moment you relieve your sexual desires, suddenly all the anxiety and angst vanishes and your attitude immediately changes to, “Damn! Do I care?”
In the current economic scenario where majority of the population is grappling with financial insecurities, rising costs, insurance, mortgage etc, when youth don’t have any opportunity except shrinking under-paid unemployment in Corporate owned businesses, the frustration against the corruption in politics and the politicians selling your and motherland’s interests into private hands, is sky-rocketing. Everyday Governments (read politicians) are passing laws to curb free speech and freedom, and destroy the unions who actually work for the welfare of workers (If there are still any left which are not run by corrupt Union bosses who are political side-kicks. In all honesty, the current Union leaderships have destroyed all the good work done by the Unions of yore). All this is being done with only one intention; protect the corrupt politicians and their businessmen friends from public backlash.
Media has sold its’ soul to businessmen as the media moguls themselves have business interests and political loyalties. In current job market journalists have lost all their freedom and hence intention to bring out the truth. They neither have the influence to dictate the stories to be published or highlighted in media, nor do they have the intention to risk their job, for they know nothing will be done by the Governments run by corrupt politicians in case the truth were to be brought out. In such a scenario a disoriented public, often mislead by media organisations with vested (Politico-business) interests, generally pours out into streets for a public action. Generally the politicians make false promises and use media to calm the public down again and nothing concrete ever emerges from such public action anymore, but the current level of frustration in public is so high that ordinary man is being pushed to the level of revolt. In such a scenario, misdirecting public energy into uncontrolled sexual behaviour is the only safety net protecting the current crop of politicians and businessmen, even if it means destroying the moral fabric of the society completely.
Then offcourse there are always a nation’s enemies who would rather see your nation to be morally destroyed so that the resulting emotional destruction leads to your nation’s downfall anyways. But then, irrespective of the fact as to who is behind the misuse of media and internet, at the end of the day, the ball is still in ordinary people’s court.
If you find your media promoting songs and music which only promotes violence, lose sexual behaviour, criminality, then such singers, actors and producers are not worthy of being made into heroes or heroines of the society. If all you watch on TV or hear on the radio promotes pessimism and lack of faith in relationships, or tries to impress you to give up your responsibility to make a relationship work then be sure, they are not your friends. Their work is being promoted to destroy your moral strength, to make you mentally weak and accept everything that is wrong with your society as a part of life.
No! That is not true!
The only truth is, “Life is beautiful!”
What we make of our lives is in our hands. We can make our lives worth living by accepting our responsibilities in our relationships, not letting go relationships easily, and by punishing the repeat offenders of our society who treat relationships as warranty cards. Nothing is perfect, but we can make everything beautiful with our diligent labour.
Classification of ordinary human beings; Cowards, heroes, traitors (Pawns):
This brings me to the last part of this write-up and I am not going to be kind with my words. You all will have to take it with, not just a grain of salt but, an entire bowl of it. There is no other way I can put my message across. So here comes the blow!
Ordinary people can be classified into three categories, which for ease can be grouped into one majority group and two minority groups. Let me get down and dirty with all.
a) The Cowards: Majority of the ordinary human population is made up of cowards. I call them so because they all know what is wrong with their society, and also what needs to be done to fix it, yet none of them will step forward to take up the responsibility to fix it themselves, and if someone from the next group does so, they won’t rally behind him or her to give the strength of numbers to make a difference. Their mindset can be summed up as, “My life is cool! I am happy with what I have and what I earn, my house, wife, kids, car and property. The problem of the society is the problem with my neighbour’s life and I don’t need to go out of my comfort zone to fix it and put my own life and security at risk.” This group is well aware of the fact that their inaction is going to destroy the future of their own posterity. This group has forgotten their lives are good because their great-grandfathers left their comfort zones to fight for the rights they enjoy today. Now this group is ready to let the rights of their kids and grand-kids mutilated as they are too comfortable in their own homes and lives. They make those brave sons and daughters of motherland look like idiots, who join the army and die protecting their motherland’s interest. I wonder why anyone would want to die for a country when they have happy lives with nothing to complain about!
b) Heroes and heroines: This is the smaller of the two minority groups, and is nearly in negligible numbers. This group is generally made up of people from the majority group above, but who for some reason have lost their faith in the system, and dreams and aspirations completely, and have decided, “If no one else is going to do anything to fix what is wrong, then I will do it!” They might not have been born heroes but their lives have surely made them out to be. They are those people who put their lives and liberties at risk to do work which will make the lives of every other person worth living and the futures of entire humanity and its’ posterity, better and safer.
c) Traitors, or more aptly, Pawns: This is the much larger of the two minority groups and consists of ordinary people who are not only cowards that will not do anything for the cause of humanity, but who will go out of their ways to stop those from the second group above, from achieving anything that will help their own lives and posterity too. Their driving motives could vary from jealousy to prejudice (Racial, sexual, religious or otherwise) but mostly they are those ordinary people who for a very small one time monetary or otherwise benefit from the corrupt politicians or businessmen, stoop to the lowest levels to stop the way of the heroes. For all practical purposes they are traitors of the ordinary people but I prefer to classify them as “Pawns”, and not without a reason. They are the people who have been bribed with a petty personal gain to stop the one who is going to give something much more important to everyone including them. Those who bribe them will never treat them as equals or give them anything more than “biscuits for dogs”, but they still have to work for them, well aware of everything. They prefer to be used, knowingly! And those who are willingly used can be nothing else but “Pawns”.
Here I would like to say only one thing to those who are Heroes or Heroines, “Those who are Pawns, have themselves decided to be used for their petty personal benefit. Have no mercy in your hearts when you destroy them, for their destruction is the only way to achieve anything worthwhile for the entire humanity. And we all know what is more important!”
As far as I am concerned, I have no dreams or aspirations left in my heart that I want to get fulfilled. There is nothing anyone has to offer that interests me or will buy me out of my fight for ordinary people. For someone who begged every Tom Dick and Harry (including then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and various media outlets world over) for help, for someone who literally cried for peace, I have no mercy left in me.
When the only choice left for you is to fight for your rights, real men fight! Now my personal battles have led me into a full-fledged war for the sake of humanity, and anyone who stands in my way now is not just my enemy but the enemy of entire humanity, hence un-pardonable.
Enjoy Fatal Urge Carefree Kissing “Amanpreet Singh Rai”..