Wear your Vendetta because the revolution will not be televised

As the ashes settle and the smoke dissipates on the city of Mumbai following the terrorist attack on 11/26 … the impotent cries of the common man seem lost in rhetoric and corrupt politics.

“People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people”
– V for Vendetta

Ive been watching.
Ive been waiting.
Ive been hoping that this time would be different.
It is in theory … but the outcome will be the same.
Today i saw the Indian media and its people reduce the war on terror to a Caricature.
And now its time i Speak.

When i stand back and see my friends writing about how we should move the government, others say we should all come together at the gateway of India in protest, my first response is “What good will it do” ? And my skepticism has been vindicated once again.

Mumbai came together at the Gateway of India and behaved exactly like i knew they would…disorganized, disjoint and disappointing.
They tore down posters of politicians, shouted anti government slogans in the dirtiest filthiest language and a lot of them just stood around waiting for some bolt of clarity from the blue.
The media clapped and edited out the embarrassing bits, proclaiming it a huge success.

Today i stand here, as outraged as you…but instead of wearing my outrage on my sleeve, i scratch my beard, sigh and wonder how we can BE THE CHANGE you can SEE in India. And while i applaud all your emotion and fire…i see no one (including myself) standing up and taking any affirmative action that will make a difference.

The sad truth is …most of us walk through life with a blindfold for companionship. The signs of the times are there for us to see but until it SLAPS us in the face like the terrorists have (many times i might add) we do nothing. We are REACTIVE and EMOTIONAL …and the thing about EMOTION is …it FADES.

We live in tyrannical times, governments use the media to spread propaganda and disseminate false information. News Channels stir up emotions for TRPs and ad space. The big PR machine rolls forward and we stand like lambs in their wake…consuming, and being dumbed down to the point were the lie become the truth and there isnt a shred of individual thought or emotion left.

The truth is, The we need revolution but real revolutions are seldom televised…they occur in our backyards and in houses where people come together not for personal gain or sound bytes but because their belief in the existing establishment has died and because they KNOW that change cannot come about through dialogue with a government that provides only lip service and does nothing because it is impotent.And because they know that the power of an IDEAL is limitless and that organized action is the only way to fight a cancer like this. Its never as easy as shouting slogans and demanding resignations because these are just symbols (And weak ones at that)

A change like the one i am talking about will take time…but it will happen in this country… the seeds are being planted today with voices just like like yours echoing at home and abroad…in homes and on blogs.. on street corners and in class rooms ….in our very minds 🙂


Starting today i say we get less emotional and reactive.
Starting today i say we worry less about how we are perceived and about politically correct statements and behaving like everyone else.
But above all starting today i say ….We DISCOVER OUR IDEALS

But don’t take my word for it 🙂

Remember Remember the 26th of November,
The gun powder treason and plot,
I can think of no reason , the gun power and treason
Should ever be forgot.The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous.

“Introduce a little anarchy, upset the established order, and everything becomes chaos , and you know the thing about chaos? It’s fair.”

But were never gonna survive unless….we get a little…..CRAZY.


~ by koc1978 on December 4, 2008.

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