Friday, November 28, 2008

What can you do to fight terrorists?

Surprisingly, a lot. As terrorists get bolder and bolder and more delusional, it is time to give them a reality check. Terrorists can never stop and will simply move on to the next target after one disappears. For example, terrorists elements within Sunnis go after Shias if they run out of other groups to hate on.

Here are the steps.
1> There are quite a few people, especially in the US, middle east and UK, that say, "We just send money to terrorist groups to get revenge". Report these people to authorities. Money is what drives terrorism.
2> Keep an eye out for people that have uncontrolled rage against other groups out of nowhere. These are the kind of people targeted for recruiting and action. Again, watch for the word "revenge". Report them directly or anonymously.
3> Watch out for people that say that terrorists are only against government and not the people. These are the people most likely to fund terrorists. Report them directly or anonymously.
4> You are likely to hear such words mostly from friends or other that share a common religious or ethnic background. Report them directly or anonymously. Terrorists are not followers of God, they are the devil incarnate. Hateful conversations from any religious group is bad.
5> Do not donate to charities unless you are absolutely sure what they do. Donate to Prime Minister or Chief Minister relief funds when in doubt.
6> Do not carry money on behalf of others when visiting India or Pakistan. Unaccounted money often ends up in the wrong hands.
7> Do not use hawala or unofficial channels to transmit money. The underworld fanatics get a cut out of those transactions.
8> Do not do unofficial bets on cricket games. Corrupt cricket officials get a cut out of those transactions and they are tied to extortion/terrorist groups. BTW, Pakistan will have a spectacular defeat soon just to mess up the spread, now that Javed Mian gets to select the whole team.(And here it is)
9> Walk away from conversations that are hateful. Terrorism begins in the intelligent mind and get implemented by mindless moron. Sindhi master, Punjabi blaster. (Reference: Mad Max movies)
10> Be the possibility of peace and harmony. This is the most important step. Ofcourse, kill a terrorist before he can do harm. But be an incarnation of peace otherwise.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Raj Thackeray celebrates a Hindi birthday.

Was it Uddhav's birthday recently? I can understand why Raj Thackeray does not want to put his brother's name on the birthday cake, given that Uddhav has his own party. But why not have "भाऊ" on the birthday cake instead of "भय्या"? For someone who wants to pull down banners in other languages, this was a definite lack of discipline.

Of course, we do not want to accuse the party spokesperson of lying and we want to believe that it was a dear brother's birthday. You usually put own loved one's name on birthday cakes for birthdays.

But I have a feeling that the party spokesperson is lying and talking in conceit. Indians should not take this action lying down. If there is one thing history has thought us, even a tyrant like Hitler began with small steps. The baby steps are intended to break the will of the oppressed and also turn silent supporters into more vocal supporters of hatred and divisiveness. We can now safely assume that this party's agenda is ethnic hatred.

Funny how good words end up with bad meaning. It is the turn of Bhaiyya now. Thirty years ago, it was "Anna", a revered word in Marathi's south Indian heritage, but reviled as a reference to those dark Mariatta worshipping Madrasis. There is a similar reference in South African history. South Indian migrants(slaves?) called their masters "Saamy" (meaning lord, master). The South African masters called them a Bloody Saamy right back.

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