Sunday, November 04, 2012


It is somewhat terrifying that an entire country rises up to demand the killing of a man. No matter how unworthy of life that man may be, no matter how diabolical his deeds, no matter how much better the world might be without him, I find it hard to believe that Gandhi's India wants a hanging so badly. What happened to our ideals? What happened to thinking and taking decisions independent of emotions like anger? Revenge is so acceptable it's scary. I know he's killed many people but that's not how the world should work. That's not how this country should work.

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind, doesn't it? And even if there are no immediate problems our world is going to face if we hang Kasab, wanting a death so badly is far from a good sign. It is not what we should be doing as humans, but perhaps these are what our failings are: doing absolutely stupid things, hating, acting out of hatred.

Gah. I feel like a moralizing, insufferable person.

P.S. Please don't tell me I don't understand the grief of the families who lost loved ones. It was my city he attacked.
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