WARNING!! Recent rise in death &destruction-Should we brace ourselves for worst?
December 4, 2008 1:15am CST
In the wake of rising violence and attacks on innocent lives, I am forced to think of the worst. But I am such a lover of life- mine- as well as all other human beings' lives! I want a secure and terror free world for us, our children and the generations to follow. Need I even ponder that this is not what you all want too? Till now, somehow I was still on the positive thought and belief trail. But not anymore friends! The happy-go-lucky Melody is forced to hum the stark-grey tune. The synchronised chords seem to have struck a dischord due to the resonating violation of trust and faith in a brighter and merrier tomorrow. We witnessed a kind of worst and rudest attack here a week ago which shocked and pained us beyond expression. Do you realise that barring a few places on the globe, most of us are at the mercy of these disoriented band of doom? We blame younger generation for almost everything. But the credit of the world we have created today can be only given to us- older generations. We never learned from the mistakes of our previous generations and our own. Hence the ugly present! I have my doubts but yet I quote,"Its never too late". Do you also think that we have pushed ourselves on the verge of devastation because of our apathy and inactivity? Do you think we still have promise of life for tomorrow? A better life? What are your views my friends? How do you feel? Suggest something if you can, as to how do we overcome? 'Cause if we CAN overcome someday, then it is only if WE WALK HAND IN HAND.
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14 Dec 08
Hi Melody. I haven't been on Mylot since some time now,but I read your Q. in the email and felt obligated to respond to this.Everywhere we see anger against the politicians,bureaucracy and intelligence that has failed us and there is fear that seeds from what tomorrow might hold for us and the kids-Maybe more terror from foreign soil? So how can we protect ourselves and our country? By now ,most of us know what's necessary- vital reforms in the police forces(freeing it from political clutches),restructuring the security ( ex-forming the FBI) ,strengthening and sharing intelligence and accountability of all of them including our politicians, right? But WHO will bring about those changes ? Where does it all begin ? The politicians who make policies and implement them,right? And to put it lightly ,the present political class (Majority) doesn't seem as concerned to take immediate tangible actions or long term measures as we'd like them to be which means opening us up to more potential terror attacks wherever it originates from. What do we do? Where do we go from here? Where do we channelize our anger and willingness to be part of the solution ? Well, to me the answer is pretty obvious,not simple, but obvious! Start being the change! Join politics! We have only so many choices to choose from , but that won't be so if we feel we'd be honest,sincere and proactive and we ACT!-Join politics! Yeah, one or even 10 good politicians would perhaps not achieve much ,but how about 50 good ones ? How about a corpus of people who are patriots,educated,honest(devoid of corruption),motivated,brave and ready to ACT ? Too hard to find ? I don't think so.Not under the present circumstances.If we can't join politics ,then we'd have to pledge our support to the core group,not party! Once the immediate answer becomes clear, the other results will follow.It's time to stop politician bashing, join politics and take the policies forward.Even if the core group can't all become elected leaders,they will still need to be the king makers. Oh no, it's not my idea, it comes from a renowned CEO whose interview I was watching on NDTV Profit.By the way,if I am not mistaken,it's already beginning to take shape.If we can't find candidates who we think deserve to be voted in,then we will have viable alternatives! That's where it begins. And yes, it's not too late "yet"...I hope parents let their kids turn to politics before it's too late.If politician is a bad word ,then let them become leaders.Our country has great leaders ,but very few of them are policy makers and that's where we need them the most!! P.S-My father's undergoing surgery ,so I don't think I'd be able to follow up on this one.Take care.
15 Dec 08
Hi bluewings! What a pleasure! Long time no see! :) How have you been my young friend? Hope your father recovers fast. Doesn't matter if you can not follow up. Just read the reply and do know that Melody wishes you all good things that you deserve and more. God bless you.:) Now coming to the topic.Yes, I was and am genuinely and deeply concerned and want a safer and securer environment for all of us good souls and our children and loved ones. Yes, who will bring about the change? I get your point which is so right. Its time for adopting some concrete measures. But are we so strong and committed enough? Despite being patriots,educated,honest and motivated but not brave enough? This I speak for myself too. Do I have the selflessness to allow and inspire my offsprings to join politics? I doubt! Sadly, I really do. Maybe in dire need I myself could think of it or would be ready to support in body and mind the other sincere ones. But the core groups! Where are the core groups bluewings? I get your point and certainly we need to take that step. I for one, am all ready to join a group of my enlightened friends and countrymen. Here,now I stretch my hand forward. Fellow countrymen !! Are you listening? Hold my hand, make a strong chain, a strong bond. Lets start a struggle and fight and burn the doom itself. Let us parents atleast form a strong platform first and then perhaps we could allow and urge the children to step on it providing all the orientation required. I hope similar sentiments echo far and wide. All over the world. For a safe world. For a better tomorrow. Must I say how appreciated is your response here! Its like conscience calling. But it has to be wide spread and universal. Thanks friend and God bless! Hope to see you here often after your father's healthy recovery. Take care.:)
16 Dec 08
Thanks for the wishes and blessings , Melody!:) I empathize with you on why parents might still experience doubts and fear to inspire their young ones to opt for politics , but don't worry, the way I see it this change will be happening automatically(It's perhaps already in the factory... and then it will snowball-The latter is wishful thinking at this stage,but I wouldn't say it's ridiculous).As for the core group, the initiative is being taken by corporates this time because it's the first time they have been directly hit.A campaign initiated by NDTV Profit titled Ideas for change involving corporate voices and citizens coming together to shape the initiatives and changes necessary are being brainstormed and then they plan to work on time lines with the government in charge to get them implemented and demand time bound results.If the govn. fails to deliver, then I daresay they might be made to repent for their failure! If you want to follow the campaign ,then you can either watch Ideas for change at 22.30 hrs on NDTV Profit or go here- http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/ideaforchange/ideaforchange.aspx .If you want to read the interview I had mentioned then Go here-http://ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/ideaforchange/Story.aspx?page=2&ID=ARTEN20080074931& .This one will neither be forgotten nor forgiven.Take care buddy.
17 Dec 08
Thanks for understanding our fears and doubts. But believe me its only a matter of time. Even a hint of sunshine will see sudden surge of young, educated, efficient, and dedicated minds joining politics or forming proactive groups determined to bring about the desired and long awaited change. Thanks for the link.It seems some concrete steps likely to take birth. You are right bluewings buddy! Corporates have the Big Monetary power language, very well understood by the policy makers and hence corporates can dictate somewhat the coming direction of change the way most compatriots want and would like to go forward. Yes, this one will neither be forgotten nor forgiven. And the time is Now. Hit it when its hot. Its heartening to know that people like you and many others are now unhesitantly demonstrating the passion and committment towards bringing about the positive and solid change and not just waiting and watching some superhero to come and accomplish it for us. And so Now our dreams will be rtealised as the hero is within us and it has woken up from its deep slumber of indifference. Thanks for taking out time to respond to this discussion, which was almost bound to be abandoned as expected by me. But then every cloud has a silver lining and every sense of dispair and disappointment is always erased by even the first thin ray of hope and promise. Yes buddy, thanks and its nice to have you back. You take care too. :)
5 Dec 08
I am afraid... I cannot help you with that one. I'll try to put it simply to you... We have a word population growing at the rate of one billion every 10 years. Nobody ever think of the cost involve to produce the infra structure for all those people. On top of that... They need food A roof over their head A job Just stop for a minute... and think of the enormity of having to produce all those things for an extra billion people every 10 years. It is mind boggling. Add to that the pollution created by an extra 1 billion people every 10 years... and you will understand why our pollution is out of control. Don't blame the older generations for their mistakes. Blame the extra 4 billion people who were born since 1970. We could afford to make mistakes when we were only 3 billion people. Today... we cannot afford mistakes... but we continue making them.
15 Dec 08
Population explosion is again something that only the previous generations could boast of. What an achievement! Yes, most of the present problem is poverty and lack of resources and hence difficult management, which is also an underlying reason for this menace too. We are coninuing with the same mistake because noone is ready to visualise it on a larger canvas and even if some do, they do not want to be the ones to sacrifice their own reasons and benefits for the same. But we are forgetting, unless it starts at unitary level, its not going to work because then it would require aim realisation by brutal force which is not an alternative at all. Thanks Aussies for acknowledging the discussion.:)
16 Dec 08
If you need to blame someone... blame the big corporations. The big corporations support the elected government through donations. Those donations are used through the electoral campaign to elect the government who will support the big corporations. For big corporations... the more people in the world... the more customers and the more profit to be made. If you are in the business of making computers... every new born will buy a computer by age 18... or before. And for every computer... Microsoft will sell a copy of Windows. Same applies with dozen of other things. So we still have western governments offering people money to have children. In Australia... you will get almost $10.000 if you have a child. That is pretty good incentive to have one. But it has no choice... as it is geared towards working women to encourage them to take time out from work. But none of it make sense... since the Australian population has doubled in the past 35 years... and its infrastructure can barely cope with the 20 million people we have today. It is all very well to have a big country. But you cannot do anything with it... unless you have the money to develop it. People cannot live in a tent in the middle of the bush.
17 Dec 08
India needs to control its population. Certainly. Even if its late it must be controlled as no control will make it even worse. So better late than never. People are selfesh,or rather short sighted.No denying that Aussies. The answer does lie in what you say. Well, but in a little gentler way. But enforcing strict abiding by the laws of just one child should be ensured. Now,its too late for the blame game.We don't have time for that! I wish ,instead of offering $10000 to have a child ,the govt. can think of embracing more skilled work force from oher parts of the world too.
5 Mar 09
I think it is the utmost worry in the world now.Our country is one of the biggest victim of Terror sponsored by the neighboring country.It is pointed out and proved. They will never take any action to dismantle the terror organizations. There is no certainty in life now. Any time anything can happen.