What do you think of the world around us?
After the disturbing incident that took place in Las Vegas, it got me thinking that what are we headed towards?
If you look around you will see nothing but hatred. Hate for a religion, a community, a so called- outsider and any logically functional adult.
The Americans expected a change in gun laws when the disgraceful Orlando shooting massacre happened, Pakistan expected reforms when the disheartening Peshawar attack happened, India’s been awaiting a paradigm shift from the forced culture to something pertaining to education & development, countries highly under the influence of the much sought after terrorist organizations are still struggling for the basic human rights; but at least we are boasting about our all-round development and liberal thinking on the front well!
Did not we all dream of living a life absent of pain, violence and wars?
But from what it appears to be the world is slowly becoming a very scary place consisting of all the things that we feared of.
There is a popular quote which goes by the words, “Madness is a matter of perspective” and if you are close enough to comprehend the things that breathe around you: commoners, communalism, conspiracy, capitalism and climate change, you would realize how everything that you see and all the things that you are conditioned to believe in because you think in a certain way. So, your chaos is someone else’s arrangement. And in our present day scenario it seems true as it justifies our actions well.
If the leader of a country believes that provoking (awaking) people against one community by terming it as the villain would help, then you can’t blame him because he wants to create a world whose foundation is laid on his beliefs.
In that case you might wonder what the right thing to do is.
How many of us believe in redemption and second chances?
On paper: everyone.
In reality: Mostly no one.
I believe to consider it once and for all that violence, brutality, bloodshed and killings are neither subjective nor reasonable.
Once violence springs forth, justice takes a back seat.
Violence is a vicious cycle and no matter what the crime is death (or complete removal of an individual or even community) does not eradicate the reasons that are well rooted in our upbringing, culture, sophistication, politically accepted national boundaries and the realms of our liberal opinions.
Wars and violence are never the response team solutions to the societal problems that we face. Because death is not something that us mortals are very happy in dealing with.
For starters we must learn to work on our differences.
This all might sound a bit rhetoric, abstract and unjust. This also possibly seem like something part fo a long process but nothing can outlast humanity.
I don’t believe that killing individuals, murdering a leader or burning up an entire village is the solution rather I believe let us start from the beginning.
I am also the same kid who believes that capital punishment should not be a thing anymore. Because no judicial system in the world is accurate enough to be always right in providing judgment to the accused and an innocent person might be hanged for no reason at all; this reason is continually objected to by the lawmakers and the practitioners, though.
The sad part does not end with this reason, because according to the comprehensive studies conducted across the countries that allow death penalty to persist it is seen that capital punishment has very little restraining effect on crime.
You can never compare two lives unless we talk about civilians in masses, self defense or when there is no scope of redemption.
Educate people about the power of humanity and compassion. We are all Anakin Skywalker waiting to become Darth Vader but we can also work on ourselves and remain the most skilled Jedi than becoming someone who has nothing but darkness inside.