Dec 23, 2012

India Raped

India Raped

 Intimacy is a human necessity so as to be able to experience the true inner self. For most the goal of life is happiness. Thus the pursuit of intimacy becomes the carrier for experiencing the innermost happiness of the other.  This provides one with ecstatic reflections of one's own at being able to give, share, care and make another find happiness. Its human. 

Yet, the same act of forcing intimacy violates, vitiates and villifies forever the inner true self of the one who is raped. It is an act of expressing and experiencing the inner barbarism that a rapist harbours. That is all rapes leave for all. That is the only thing that a rapist can ever get, since intimacy the supreme human aspiration will only leave for the society the inner ecstatic reality of the indulgent. 

To ensure fair usage of rules and law, once proven and only then, a barbaric mind be eliminated from the society. It is necessary to not only setup punishment that motivates the other hidden barbarians to heal themselves and become civil, yet also to protect the human among us to be not violated for ever. 

While law and rules do get abused and there will be collateral damage that this society will have to suffer for now since it allowed to deprecate itself to such a low. A capital punishment is not only necessary now but it also must be meted out in a way that really puts the fear of the Divine into the violator. When we as a society would have healed from our current state of deeply damaged collective psyche, the rules can be executed with greater ease. Nothing is permanent. We were not always as bad and we wont remain so bad. But for this moment, where we have together fallen so low, we must abandon the high horse and the ivory tower of being a civil society to abhor capital punishment. In the context of where we allowed to slide down ourselves we must get over the pretense of being civil. 

Just imagine, we as India are that civilization that understood intimacy to a level where it got elevated to be one of the sixty four key forms of art and we manifest our psyche in the Kamasutra ages ago. Today we have chosen to exist in a gutter that has only putrified remnants of our understanding of what it is to be human. If you cannot tolerate a smoker ruining the air in a restaurant how are you tolerating to live in a country where rapes happen with such impunity as if you and I don't exist? Think again, who raped this girl in a moving bus in Delhi? Think again if there is any single Indian who did not rape her? 

Law will take its time to evolve and then at whichever stages of evolution our rules are they will have their human limitations. But, if you think it is at least as important  for you to demand that in your country no one can be raped and no one's soul can be violated as much as you do demand that smoking cannot be allowed in public places then do remember prevention at every layer is necessary. Shame is not such a bad idea. It is shame that lets conscience prevail. Join your minds and rebuild the human fabric of shame in deploring, chastising, ostracizing every behaviour that is in nature similar to a rape: violation of the inner being of any human being and every woman. 

You have a choice, you can continue to rape your own India, your own conscience, your own existence or just decide today that enough is enough. Don't confuse it with politics, governance or merely law. Realize you and I and every other Indian raped that poor girl in the moving bus of Delhi. I am at least today able to bring the courage to my being in hanging my head in shame and sobbing my lungs out. If you can do anything better, please let nothing stop you. If nothing else, can you not join me in crying your lungs out whether on twitter, facebook, linkedin, foursquare, on your blackberry messengers, writing  Letters to the Editors, putting up graffiti on your college wall. Cant you do anything? Are you destined to living in a gutter? 

If that be so and we are only going to blame politicians then make another choice at least to be doing whatever you do in coherence. Burn the Kamasutra then. Stop reading or writing poetry. Don't listen to music. Never dance. What's the point of painting anything ever. Never say I love you to any in your life. Don't claim your goal is to be happy. Do at least one thing right, please. Be a human or a barbarian. Do one of the two fully well and right. 

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