This post is a continuation of my previous post, Jallikattu and Tamil Culture – Revolution or Hypocritism? (My Immediate emotional ourburst)
As always starting with a Disclaimer:
- My limited view in my very limited knowledge. Open to genuine discussion and inputs, based on my available time.
- It’s well known that History is always written by winners and the actual truth is deliberatly lost. So I am trying to preserve the lost truth here, collected from my first hand experience. Since I am posting only lost truth (negative stuffs), it’s not a actual reflection of reality. Mainstream media covered all good stuffs.
Victory for the `so called` Tamil Culture!
It’s all settled now. The requirement is met. Jallikattu ban is lifted temporarily now and promises are made that permanent PCA amendments will be made.
Protestors are so happy, but I am afraid. Very very afraid.
Yes. We have this bad habit of disregarding the judgement of High Court and Supreme Court in various cases. Usually it’s because of bureaucratic friction and political reasons.
But this time, it happened again in a Unique way.
- A Large number of protestors, who have absolutely zero knowledge on the reason for protest, but attracted by kindling their Ego of Culture, which is actually lost. But their Ego have blinded them enough that can’t see that it is lost.
- The number of protestors has reached a large enough number to make the world world watching at us.
- Now to make the Crowd happy, the Politicians are running from Central to State and making Amendments.
Different reasons of Protest and my thoughts
- To save Tamil Culture – My whole previous post is about that. Link at top.
- To save Native breed – Cows and Bulls are part and parcel of ecosystems of farmers. They are taking care of it for centuries. But now the farmers themselves are dying. Stop worrying about the pet in home and start worrying about the Family head. When farmers economy is strong, they will take care of their Bulls, regardless of Jallikattu is happening or not. Only stuffs that have competitive economic value, will survive in this world. Things that dont have economic value, but rely on other factors like Culture, Rituals will eventually perish. Unfortunately, it applies to people as well!
- Vent out for all Social Frustrations – I guess this is a major reason. We are all frustrated with the current system. We see social Injustice everywhere in TV, News, in Road, everywhere and didn’t know what to do about it. We were all very active online (Whatsapp, Facebook) about all Social issues. The NGOs still run in their own world. The general public and the NGOs are not connected yet. Maybe, just maybe, NGOs speak of Activities, Events, Govt, Act, but not of Emotions, Identity, Language, Culture. I dont know. But this protest is a big stage for anyone to come and vent out their anger, frustration on our Ruling class. A Big Stage for everyone to be a hero in the street. This is what I clearly seen in there. Our greatest depression is our lives and Marina is a stage for everyone to become a Rockstar.
And I am very very happy to see some 5% of crowd there with Agendas of Saving farmers and other social issues.
|Fight Club Tyler Durden <3 Thanks to all Hollywood movies, which had taught me a lot about this world.|
History repeats itself
Thanks to myself for chosing to read `India’s Struggle for Independence`. It is an eye opener for me, in various things.
Before 1885, before the formation of mighty Indian National Congress, 1000s of protests happened all over the landscape. Most of them are not intellectual, but emotional as it happened here in Marina.
But unfortunately people (at most places) lost to British that time and 1000s of lives lost. The protestors didn’t even have the picture of driving away British and self-governance. Those are all highly advanced concepts introduced very later. Initial protests were all emotionally driven, for a smaller cause on a localized region. They didn’t get the bigger picture of British’s rule causing all social troubles and the solution is to drive them away. Some examples,
- Santhal Tribe – 1854 – One of the massive Tribal Revolt @ Rajmahal hills (in present day Jharkhand). 60,000 tribal people organized a revol against British. Their weapon was Bows and Arrows, but they believed they are blessed by their god and Bullets wont hit them. The rebellion was crushed ruthlessly and 15,000 killed! The tribes vision was not about India, but about their Rajmahal hills.
- Mangal Pandey – 1857 – He is an army man, who shot at his Superior for religious reasons, triggered a 2 year Mutiny within British Army. But the mutiny is crushed and order is brought back. Pandey’s vision is not Independent India, but out of his emotional agitation as the jawans religious beliefs and the army practises conflicted.
Going Forward – My appeal to Social workers, NGOs and Volunteers
- We failed to capture the Imagination of Public.
- We failed to give them a proper stage to come out and strength us in our struggles.
Idea 1: Maybe evolve our boring, dumb even posters. Maybe create memes.
|My best design years back|
2. Keep Evolving!
If all NGOs had put the same exponential effort, getting out of comfort zone effort each year, for past decade, we might had made a revolution in last 10 years.
In my understanding, u can only evolve to a certain point as a Volunteer, after which the same role Volunteer will limit your social Impact. Then to exponentially grow ur Social Impact you need to jump to different boats.
- A Politician
- A Social Entrepreneur
- Full time Activist (Like Anna Hazare, Julin Asanage, etc.,)
- Any other ideas, other than Terrorism? Pls post in comments.
3. Keep learning
- Documentary on Gene Sharp – How to start a Revolution? – Gene Sharp is a bloody brilliant legend, who studied non violent movements across the Globe, made Revolution into a systematic process and summarized them into steps, which anyone (with some brains and skills) and take up and do.
- Read Gene Sharp’s book, From Dictatorship to Democracy, which was instrumental to the leaderless movements in Middle East, including Arab Spring. HE IS A FKING LEGEND.
Barbaric Slogans and Posters – Other side of Truth
|Vote kekka vantha, Otha Ommala nu solluven. lol. Solli paaru. Vidoda thookiduvanunga! #Mob #Mentality|
|Lol. The Orange checked shirt on right is so interested in removing Modi’s Trouser. Ivan avana, iruppano!|
I heard this line almost everywhere. However unparliamentary, I loved this lines, that too, when people said in chorus:
- Anchu rooba Mutta, Modi oru Potta.
- Engal madu, engal madu. PETA yaar da, echa madu and more were there.
And some really Good, Touching Pieces
|Best of the best. I didn’t get opportunity to fight in 1947, but got my chance in 2017. Guess he missed IAC 2011. My Salutes, Dear Soldier!|
|Our Protest wont stop till we see Permanent solution for Farmers, Jallikattu and Fishermen. I salute you, Soldiers (y)|
|Support by a Non Tamil girl. #Touching|