Whose world is this?

The more I am reading of the blog Baghdad Burning the more horrified I am becoming. Whose world is this? Sometimes I forget what people in Iraq are suffering and just wonder how a human being could ever get himself to take decisions like this one – inflicting this war and occupation and rebuilding! How can they ever be so self-confident about a decision which can affect millions and millions of people. They greet their nation and people on Christmas, right? They do believe in God. How can they even think of becoming the creator and the destroyer? One still can understand if mobs or crowd go out of control and untoward things happen. Its not even those pseudo-religious principles which make people blind and irrational. Here it is a (small) group of people, and rather intelligent ones, doing something like this very consciously – possibly its just one person. Does his heart not feel heavy, does he not fear his conscience, does his mind not burst out (mine seems close to that right now – I must sleep!), does he not fear God, if he even slightly believes in Him?

And how come one person, a group of persons becomes so strong that it can act to the dismay of billions of people of the world and still get away with it…. I can understand all the economic disparities, power imbalances with regard to all the resources, which have come into existence because of the systems humans have built. But, it is the question of lives of people, of innocent ones – as peace loving as any one of us are. What are we doing? Human species does indeed seem to be an “obedient one”. We can satisfy our ideologies with our marches, protests and boycotting American products. But every minute a life is being lost. Why can’t we do something about it? No, in this frame of mind, I find it rather cruel to say that we are doing whatever we can do by stating our ideological differennces. Its just seems like making a fun of the cruelty of the situation. We can continue or discontinue to use all the American Products, but they will be as bad off as they are. The lives which have gone won’t come back and lives which are still being taken away…. Whose world it this, whose world is this?

It can’t be mine. God must exist – I can not explain this with all my wit. He must exist to explain this!

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About Jaya

Jaya Jha is an entrepreneur, a techie, a writer and a poet. She was born and brought up in various towns of Bihar and Jharkhand. A graduate of IIT Kanpur and IIM Lucknow, she realized early on that the corporate world was not her cup of tea. In 2008, she started Pothi.com, one of the first print-on-demand publishing platform in India. She currently lives in Bangalore and divides her time between writing and working on her company's latest product InstaScribe (http://instascribe.com) with a vision to make it the best e-book creation tool. Blog: https://jayajha.wordpress.com Twitter: @jayajha Facebook: http://facebook.com/MovingOnTheBook

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