Posted: 19 January 2011 at 6:36pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by ankit_nyc
I am sorry but I don't know of any other developed country in the world where literally thousands of people take to the streets to celebrate the shooting of a minister whose only crime was that he was a rational law abiding citizen. It would be like thousands of people rallying here in United States to celebrate the shooting of the congresswoman.........It would never happen because the majority of the people in this country are Sane and thoughtful.......Wish same could be said for other countries in the world...........oh here's the link of the article which states what I have stated here.....
A sane developed nation nation reacts with "death threats" and vandalism over a "health care" bill
A sane developed nation leaves expletive filled voice messages against their representatives
A sane developed nation has people who celebrate death as God's punishment
A sane developed nation has people who make loaded vitriol filled rhetoric and feign innocence
Just because the ugly is not seen all the time does not mean it does not exist. Americans are lucky that in our nation sane still outweighs the insane, we are at a precarious turning point in history that will determine if we shall continue being that sane nation or steep into hatred and prejudice.
Similarly just because the innocent are not shown all the time does not mean they do not exist. Pakistan is unlucky because the wrong people have taken the country in the wrong direction at the expense of the innocent. They are at a point in history where the extremists from surrounding regions have infiltrated and permeated their country brainwashing their innocent into being something ugly.
No one is claiming that Pakistan is a perfect nation or the perfect neighbor. Nobody is denying that Indo-Pak relations have been strained. Everyone is aware that Pakistan is a nation strife with political turmoil, extremist infiltration and a host of other issues. And yes it is an undeniable fact that many new terrorists investigated have been linked to Pakistan.
However, this is a devastating earthquake that we are talking about. An earthquake that is disrupting and destroying the lives of ordinary civilians. Ordinary innocent civilians who may have no ties with the politics and ugliness of the world, but who live a day to day rudimentary frugal rurla existence.
When disaster strikes compassion and humanity dictates that we set aside differences for a moment and sympathize with the civilians who may be suffering. We have a choice to show that we are fair, rational humans whose problem is with the terrorists and extremists - not with the ordinary civilian. We have a choice to show that there is temperance and reason and the world helps those in need. If we ourselves get consumed with hatred and spite and revenge - then we convince more people that there is no good in the world and perhaps the terrorist and extremists are right in hating us.