The world does not end. It goes on and on and you die every day because you don’t deserve the dignity and finality that comes with a clean ending. It’s an infinite loop of pain, suffering and resurrection because you haven’t atoned for the sins of those who decide when the world will actually end.
So if there is a blast that took several lives, the health minister can dismiss it because really ‘Qayamat tou nahee aaee’.
The so called watchmen who are supposed to ask for accountability of such statements dismiss it because every day random people are killed in acts of violence and its not really news until you have a substantial figure that go in bold type. So the dead are counted for in point size 7.6, you will probably overlook it and quickly move on to the pretty women section. Your attention span is already spread thin so you decide to switch on the TV for yet another talk show or the latest Awards ceremony.
Every act in this infinite loop chisels away our humanity. Chip by chip we lose the empathy for those whose world did end today but they will have to find the remaining bloodied pieces and construct it all over again.
We can now pick and choose whose death to mourn, because there are classifications that come in descending order of importance. Everyone has their own shelf partitioned with labels that say ‘us’ and ‘them’. All acts of violence hence are to be reacted upon accordingly. The definitions depend entirely on whose sins you are atoning for, so if its ‘them’ please don’t waste time, just get on with it.
Yesterday some women were ‘allegedly’ paraded naked in Punjab. No one could decide if they were Sindhi women or not. Who did they belong to? Were they one of us or them? Who knows? Who cares? The fact that there were human first, let alone women does not factor since no one could classify them. There were blasts that killed several innocent people, but we don’t know how to claim them because we have forgotten how to be human.
And its too dangerous to be human anymore. You will feel. You will break, and your world will end until you can build a new world. But that does not happen in never land so we run around in circles until one we will all fall down.