Locked from All Sides
By Joseph Mattappally on 05-08-2014
This is an old story. A scientist wanted to cook a frog alive. He first put the frog in a pot of cool cozy water, in which the frog remained happy. He then took the pot to the stove and began heating the water very gently. The temperature of the water increased slowly and it came to a point at which the frog was unable to escape. This frog story came to my mind as I was going through a facebook post on the ongoing absurdity of the media, which hesitate to give what we need and focus on what we would not resist. If what we have now are disoriented communities of sub-standard values, medias are the first to be blamed.
We know that two coins, one we were gifted and the next we have earned through our hard work are not the same in value. What we have earned is more precious for us. Freedom in India was not gifted; it was earned after more than a century of fights and supreme sacrifices. But today, what we see around is freedom limited to corporate, religious and political mafias whose lineage never claim any share in this holy struggle. The general public is looted by all measures; they are tortured and locked from all sides. The machinery of democracy seems to be quite committed to feed the bureaucrat; the law makers, we know, are the best fed. Justice from the judiciary is tinted with scratches of suspicion. According to Swami Sachidananda Bharati (Dharma Bharati Mission), who is set for another Freedom Struggle in India, the poor in India grows into more poverty; the racially discriminated continues to be ridiculed with gifts like reservations and clauses of special privileges and corruption has become the byword for success. What we need is not a suicide squad, ready to ambush on the red bulls but squads of citizens courageous enough to live in the freedom for which our ancestors fought for.
About The Author
Sri. Joseph Mattappally, Founder and Director of Indian Thoughts, is a writer and social worker. He is also a Reiki Master (RIRC Mumbai) and licensed Amateur Radio Operator ( VU2JIM). He has authored 'Success Secrets', a book detailing basic life management principles.