8-12 hours after the attack I logged into Facebook Mobile from my cell phone, as I didn’t have access to my PC and just wanted to check messages.
Everybody had something to say.. about the attack. Someone said it was inhuman. while others said they are sad about this, some others said mumbai will bounce back and the best was this one where somebody pleaded for somebody, anybody to stand up and bring change.
What’s the point of all this. We are quick to condemn such incidents, complain about the security situation, the cop whose just looking for the next bakra to pay him a bribe, the size of that cops belly… who knows if he could run to save his own life, let alone the lives of ordinary citizens… and we do this with all we have and with so much gusto, but only among our peers… not where it would matter or make a difference.
Like in the last comment I highlighted above, the commenter wanted somebody, anybody to bring the change and not herself.
We need to show worthiness to deserve the change we so desperately want. Question what your getting if not you’ll continue to get the same i.e. bad roads, bad cops, bad everything.
Q:Who is to blame?
A: The Politicians
and Q: why I may ask?
A: just because they are elected representatives…
and Q: who elected them?
not us… because we don’t vote.
How can you expect something from a leader that you didn’t help get elected. and if we have helped get him elected then its even worse, because we haven’t clearly set expectation.
I take responsibility, because I voted but never stood up and questioned those whom I voted for… why this and why not that!!
Never Questioned Mr. Govinda, “where are you?, why aren’t your attending parliament, the same parliament for which I chose you to represent me.”
Never did I question the system of drawing lots for deciding reservations for Women and ST/SC/OBC in the Municipal Corporation, because of which we often see candidates being imported from other areas as there aren’t (or local party strongmen chose to ignore) candidates that fit the profile, what follows is term with virtually no corporator to serve the ward.
For this and many more that I would term my inaction or my failure to be a contributing citizen of this democracy of ours, I take responsibility for the wrongs that have happened including this attack, because at the end of the day it all happened and reached such a stage because of the inadequacy of our City, State and Nation… which was the responsibility of our leaders, whom I either didn’t help getting elected or even if I did, I didn’t look at / question what they did or didn’t do for My City, My State and My Country.
Learn to Question! because you deserve better. Start small and then grow… its something like planting a tree… every small bit would count.
For example, You know how Auto rickshaw guys could be hard to come by and many would just refuse to go where you want to. I decided enough was enough as I wasn’t asking for charity or a free ride, I was paying for it, So a few months back i started this thing where if the rick showed “for hire”, I’m boarding it, regardless of the guys saying yes or no. It hasn’t always gone smoothly, often it takes up time arguing with the guy and after several delays to where I was heading, two really ugly verbal spats and one fist fight… I continue because I know someday people will look and learn and if many start this, it won’t be long before rickshaw guys learn that they are public transport and don’t have the right to refuse.
Similarly we can question the guys who want your precious votes, what they gonna give us in return and what if they don’t deliver… would they like a punch on the face or a kick up the ass. And if you haven’t got a precious vote, please head to Jagoore dot com… haven’t you watched the ads on TV (shame on you if you’ve seen it and continued to ignore it.)
If you have something to say, please do so below.
P.S. Indian News channels especially those shady hindi ones and Headlines today… Don’t run it on your ticker that “One of the Mumbai attackers claims responsibility” this is just a way of expressing myself and my anger at all things leading to this and many other things. I have nothing and will continue to have nothing to do with those MF who have no respect for the life of individuals like themselves… and attack civilians who aren’t armed or trained like them.
Note to terrorists: :) if you think so much of yourself that you can take on our democracy, then just a give us level playing feild come down to any of our mumbai railway stations unarmed and I can promise you that we will take you down with our bare hands… no cops… no secuity agency would be involved, ask any pickpocketer who has ever been caught in the act in our local trains (if theres one who has survived what follows).
6 thoughts on “I take responsibility for the attack on Mumbai.”
i agree we r responsible for the state of mumbai
I agree that we have more responsibilties than just voting. Suppose we are questioning the authorities for their incapability to serve properly, what is the guarantee that we will not be man handled by them. You know what happened to the PWD Enginner who disagreed to pay for politician's bday. So how to handle such situations?
Thank you for your comment and sorry for the delay in my reply.
I very well know what happened to the PWD Engineer and mind you he wasn't one who was killed for standing up to the Minister, but he was one who paid the price for feeding a wild dog whose hunger won't be satisfied even if it chewed the hands that fed it.
Let me explain, Before Diwali or any big festival (in this case bheenji's birthday), you find Officials trying every trick in the book to extort bribe from you, cause they have to meet the demands of their higher ups… similarly this official also had a "target" which he couldn't meet, but to his dismay it wasn't a babu on top of him but a hard core criminal who didn't understand that targets set were unrealistic. A web bribery and corruption is woven all across the system, and numerous have fallen prey, this is just one of them.
Further hasn't Uttar Pradesh learnt from the Taj Corridor and Previous Mayawati Birthday Gala Events that it re-elected this insane, self consumed monstrous Women, who doesn't even like birds chirping at her window, in the morning. Or was it over consumed in its upper caste lower caste games.
This very instance you have pointed out, the only reason we are discussing it is because we are aware of it, and all because the widow of the engineer had the courage to report it. This incident should not be forgotten and When you go to vote the next time, be sure to check the Candidates background, his education and how much he respects the law and constitution and not what his caste is… Don't be afraid as long as you have a vote, a voice, they can't do much.
UP is the heart of india, one of the largest states, can it do any better than Mulayam Singh & Mayawati… People in Mumbai's Juhu area had decided they didn't want politician representing them in the Municipal Corporation and they got one of their own, a local Social worker elected, who acted not on his own, but by taking local residents into confidence.
Lastly as Plato said "One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."
I'm not preaching going to war against these criminals, because that way we will only loose our own lives, instead slowly and tactfully, loosen their grip on power by voting against them and helping the law catch up with them…
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