Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Bloodbath in Bengal: 10 killed in Nandigram, police brutality on women

Nearly a dozen were killed in firing at Nandigram in West Bengal and national media (electronic) was oblivious--discussing cricket world cup and other nonsense.

Ironically, when the toll was already reported to be over 15, Aaj Tak was busy with 'Vaardaat' and the 3 pm news had Aurangabad serial killer's story as first lead followed by other trivial things. Star News was celebrating Amir Khan's birthday and the rest were busy in astrology and crime capsules.

It was not until late afternoon that Zee TV started showing images of police brutality. Poor womenfolk carrying babies were hit with lathis. The anchors were busy asking questions about Buddhadeb's politics and land acquisition at Singur, Nandigram.

But none of them asked questions about police brutality on women. I watched in horror as the men in khaki who are paid to protect us, launched attack on citizens. 'Will they ever treat their own family with such brutality?" Why this repeated police firing on unarmed citizens and the cop brutality doesn't become a national issue. Anchors who ask nonsensical questions to politicians, never grill 'leaders' on this issue.

1 comment:

sushil yadav said...

In response to your post on Nandigram, industrialization and farmers :

The link between Mind and Social / Environmental-Issues.

The fast-paced, consumerist lifestyle of Industrial Society is causing exponential rise in psychological problems besides destroying the environment. All issues are interlinked. Our Minds cannot be peaceful when attention-spans are down to nanoseconds, microseconds and milliseconds. Our Minds cannot be peaceful if we destroy Nature.

Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment.

Subject : In a fast society slow emotions become extinct.
Subject : A thinking mind cannot feel.
Subject : Scientific/ Industrial/ Financial thinking destroys the planet.
Subject : Environment can never be saved as long as cities exist.

Emotion is what we experience during gaps in our thinking.

If there are no gaps there is no emotion.

Today people are thinking all the time and are mistaking thought (words/ language) for emotion.

When society switches-over from physical work (agriculture) to mental work (scientific/ industrial/ financial/ fast visuals/ fast words ) the speed of thinking keeps on accelerating and the gaps between thinking go on decreasing.

There comes a time when there are almost no gaps.

People become incapable of experiencing/ tolerating gaps.

Emotion ends.

Man becomes machine.


A society that speeds up mentally experiences every mental slowing-down as Depression / Anxiety.

A ( travelling )society that speeds up physically experiences every physical slowing-down as Depression / Anxiety.

A society that entertains itself daily experiences every non-entertaining moment as Depression / Anxiety.


Fast visuals/ words make slow emotions extinct.

Scientific/ Industrial/ Financial thinking destroys emotional circuits.

A fast (large) society cannot feel pain / remorse / empathy.

A fast (large) society will always be cruel to Animals/ Trees/ Air/ Water/ Land and to Itself.


To read the complete article please follow either of these links :

PlanetSave

TheHolisticWheel

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