The Circle Of Hate

On a recent show that I saw, the chief protagonist challenges a bunch of terrorist as to why they had taken over a hotel and holding hostages, to which the leader of the terrorist fit replies that they want the world to know that they exist and the cause that they support. The protagonist kills him. The last word that the terrorist hears goes something like this "Terrorism should be a means to meet out justice, not for foolish propaganda like yours". This got me thinking.

What does modern terrorism really hope to achieve. Honestly, i don't know nor do I trust the media enough to trust what they say(even if they really DO). But the need for terrorism does stem from some injustice that has been carried out on the terrorist's country. And they believe that their acts of terrorism will rectify the damage that is done.

But what happens when you kill another human being? You destroy his/her family and friends. You make their lives miserable. Is that not an injustice on the person who is killed? Won't his/her associates want to extract justice(i.e. revenge) for the death? The circle of hate never stops. This circle is THE chief cause of all the blood shed in the world today. Think about it.

But a non-violent path breaks this circle. What is the worst that can happen if a strike or hartal is committed? It annoys the f*** out of the government. It constricts the economy, yes.. but the oppressors can have no reason to HATE the protesters. There will be no HATE.
Lets see how tanks can role over Iraqi people sitting on the street refusing them passage.

-After World War I, the British left Germany as their enemies. World War II followed.

-After India's struggle for freedom, the British left the country as friends and well wishers. They didn't turn around and shoot us dead again.

This might have been Gandhi's greatest achievement...



  1. i do agree with u.. thats y they say 'an eye for an eye will leave the whole world blind'..

    i guess most ppl confuse non violence with not reacting to the situation.. which is an invalid thought... u can strike with non violence as strongly and as heavily as u r wen u resort to violence... once this thought seeps in things should be easier..
    cooling down the 'boiling blood' of the youth is an entirely different aspect which needs to be give a thought! thats more of psychology we r talking abt.. and its tuf to change the thought processing of millions of youth in the world!!!

    but we always had teh company of HOPE throught history... and it has never betrayed us.. lets HOPE it dusnt.. this time as well! :)

  2. haha gandhi speaks abt gandhi!!
    i think non-violence has always had so many fans yet very few followers! gandhi's other greater achievement was to follow this path. i dont think me or any body i know today is really capable of dat!