Knowledge on the fingertips and so much of disdain in our hearts… Both directly proportional- meet us, the current dwellers of this nation n World.We take a minute to disagree, half to criticize and a second to hate the other.
Hate sells well in these desperate times…Lockdown has been quite an eye opener. While Twitter , Facebook n news channels had been spewing venom on anyone and everyone for some time now; came in Corona Virus… Hate Modi, hate Trump, hate China was once again joined by hate Hindus, hate Muslims… It makes me go back to the thought below👇
We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one anotherJonathan Swift
So true, isn’t it? Then comes the turn of the outliers- hate them all- hate Mamta Banerjee, hate Sonia Gandhi, hate Rahul Gandhi, hate police, hate public service providers, hate the privileged rich, hate the dirty poor . In fact, persistently nurture hatred for all humans not acting as a cog in the wheel of our aspirations… is that us? Is the fibre of our secularism so weak that it just takes us one Nizamuddin and one Palghar to hate more… Add a media person and a bunch of politicians to it, and we have our own made in India pandemic brewing in our guts!!
With Google at our fingertips, people are digging into archives to tarnish and taint. Out of an average 100 posts on FB n WhatsApp, I am not surprised anymore to discover the majority of the memes n jokes against people… Cruel ones with abominable language. People display a sense of pride in being associated with them, forwarding them to as many and enjoying the thrill of demonising a person. Even more amazing are the little People who have lived all of twenty odd years on mother Earth, inciting hatred in groups, commenting on World , Nation, leaders – every happening, every personality…like it was awaiting an anointment of credibility with their young and naive remarks!
The “young oldies” are even more rigid and prejudiced! They think they invented the wheel and their generation knows all! Opinionated, aren’t we? People…