An attack on Mumbai by the Islamist terrorist is an attack on Bharat or India. It is the sacred duty of every Indian, men, women and adolescents, to rally round the national leadership of all political, cultural and religious groups to defend and protect everything that is Indian and thwart terrorist invasion at all cost. A person living in India and nurtured by the Indian economy whose personality has been developed by the Indian education must stand up and be counted as a defender of the national faith.
An Indian who fights shy of fighting against the terror or who prefers to support terrorists and foreign countries out to destabilise India will not be counted among the Patriots. He or she will find a place among the traitors and stand behind Jai Chand, Mir Jaffar and their tribe.
IRRESPONSIBLE PUBLIC STATEMENTS BY SELF-SEEKERS
One comes across some failed politicians who lost elections and trust of the people of their constituency or the state. And these failed political "know-nothing of Patriotism"types still wish to bask in the limelight by hook or crook. They go around issuing public statements that only morons may like. Those public statements are, generally speaking, anti-national and far removed from the spirit of patriotism. Then there are some reporters hungry for news lest they are pulled up by the chief sub-editor for not filing a story. So the twain meet and form a club of eccentric men and women who take pride in running down patriots. soldiers, saints and men or women who have made a mark or left an imprint on pages of history. The failed friend just takes pride in spitting skyward; never mind if the discarded dirty saliva falls on his own face.He thinks he has made a mark; little realising that he has become a laughing stock and brought a bad name to his family and friends, if he has any.
The mad cap who calls names and distorts history to prove his point, eventually lands up in the company of traitors, terrorists and the like. He uses honorific words for top terrorists, visits their families to console them if their wards are incarcerated and promises them all types of help and support, both moral and material. He never visits families of those who were martyred, men and women who laid down their lives for the cause of the country. His aim is not to contribute to the betterment of the society he lives in, his sole aim is personal gratification and personal publicity even if it is a negative one.
A man with sinister intentions and sinful thinking that goes against the grain of the Bhartiya Sanskriti wishes to make news by destroying the ethos of his own country. He has learnt the definition of the NEWS: "when a dog bites a man, it is no news but when a man bites a dog, it is news". The gentleman, if he can be called one, is the man who has been biting just about every living being just to make it to Page Three of the local newspaper named "The Dhoom-Dharaka Times". May be a local TV channel that thrives on yellow journalism ask for his byte where he really bites all that is dear to the nation.
The Indian Army has its motto "Nation Above All" but this self-seeker has one motto to live by - Just Me and Me: after me the Deluge." By the way, there are no prizes for guessing correctly who the person ,mentioned in despatches, is.
By Chitranjan Sawant