Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Are you living with bitchier and dumber?

Look around the room. I mean that figuratively. You will definitely find one person who is dumb and bitchy in your friend circle or family or in your universe of acquaintances. If nowhere else, at least in the world of politics.

The kind of person, who irrespective of their age, gender, or race stirs up trouble. The reason? My guess is as good as yours: either to gain attention or just for the heck of it because their watch has way too many unaccounted for minutes. If BAU folks from the show Criminal Minds were to describe this character, they would say, “This person might come across as classy, but is truly insecure and jealous of his or her own surroundings. Money can’t buy class. The only way such people can exist is by dramatizing smallest of scenarios and purposefully belittling others. They are ignorant and presumptuous. They have minimal to no confidence in their personality. They shadow others’ opinions and rarely have their own individual ideas. You have seen them in your rooms, parks, or television sets.” I hope Hotch (The BAU team’s boss on the show) is pleased to read this description and offers me a job.J

Basically, these are the people whose butts enter spaces where they don’t belong. I recently read on CNN.com that a nondenominational church in Gainesville, Florida has planned to host, “International Burn a Quran Day” on the ninth anniversary of September 11th terrorist attacks on the United States. They believe Islam is the religion of the “devil.”

No one can or should ever forget what happened on 9/11. Innocent lives were lost. It’s changed the world we live in, and I just don’t mean in NYC or the US. The December 2001 attack on the Indian parliament was called India’s 9/11 and the parliament, Ground Zero. And reports show that it was again Muslim terrorists that carried out the attacks in India too.

But does that give this church the right to do what they are thinking of doing? Can one inhumane act be responded with another of the same kind? Why hold the entire religion and Muslim community responsible for those fundamentalists? Not every Muslim promotes such heinous crimes. Such suppositions and people fall under the category of “bitchier and dumber” just like those bunch of people in your personal lives who we discussed earlier in the post.

Nations and continents have their own social and economical issues to deal with (poverty, illiteracy, hunger, crime etc.), but sometimes they choose to spend their energy and resources on wrong venues. Hatred can only birth hatred. I am no saint, and I am still very upset about 9/11. But I believe it’s wrong to assume that every Muslim in this world is an extremist looking to kill a non-Muslim. If you have decided to turn your brains into a vestigial organ, at least have a heart! Maybe your heart will show you the true troubles.

Based on the issues consuming India and Africa, a poet from Zimbabwe, Mbizo Chirasha and I have created a poetry collection (published by Cyberwit 2010), “Whispering Woes of Ganges & Zambezi.” While Mbizo uses free verse, I delve into Haikus to highlight our points. The book came about because of our frustration with the system and basically politicians minding everybody else’s but their own business!

It’s available for purchase in India and the US (Folks in the tri-state area, I have a few copies for purchase in case you want to save on your shipping costs).

So, support an end to “bitchier and dumber” and get your copy today! And until your copy arrives, pl. read my first American interview related to "Because All Is Not Lost."

More until next time,


Copyright © 08.12.2010

“You may fool all the people some of the time, you can even fool some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time.” Abraham Lincoln


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