Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The only thing I will ever write about communal violence

is that almost whichever way you look at it, it is quite pointless. Even if one was to evaluate it from a my-community-first 'strategic' perspective (and there are just so many things that are wrong with such an aproach - but let's stick to the logic within the layer), it would fall flat. For the simple reason that those that came at you were not the ones you will go for. And those you go for will not be the ones who will come back at you, in the given phase or later. You will satisfy only bloodlust, not vengeance. And your actions would become the tipping point for some of those that were yet undecided.

Besides, mob violence is one of the only two forms of violence that takes no courage.


kunaal said...

whats the second kind??

violence upon the meek/less fortunate??

Nilu said...

Why do you assume violence to be a strategy to achieve a goal and not an end in itself?

Rape as an end though, will go well with the violence-first strategy.

~A said...

"A Clockwork orange"

Blogger Bhaiyya said...

Communal violence is not Mr. A vs Mr.B. It is more along the lines Community A vs Community B. eg. Ram-Bhakts vs Muslims in Guj etc...

At a personal level, this violence would probably satisfy only bloodlust, not vengeance. But, most of these violence are not only fueled by personal vengence in mind but either by fear or by the feeling of doing service to God..

Whichever way you look at it, this violence is quite pointless.