“Posturing” is something that we all are good at – in our individual lives; and in our national polity. It makes us “righteous” – we are always right and others are wrong (anyone who doesn’t agree with my posturing is wrong); and “aggressive” – an eye for an eye; a tooth for a tooth.
I have learnt that most of this rabble rousing (whether in private lives or in public) is “diversionary”. We want to divert our mind/ heart from REAL issues; by finding someone else (and a known enemy is a sitting duck) to take the blame for our misery – and our ineptitude.
Not many want to look within or take self-responsibility (whether in the private space or in the public space); because that requires guts/ honesty/ decisive action. It is far easy to arouse others to violence/ to aggression/ to shrill slogan-raising. And we take the easy path. What’s new?
What’s new is that instead of shouting foul, let’s clean up our own mess! Let’s look within and ask, “Do I honour/ value/ respect a man who has taken it upon himself to guard our nation’s borders? If yes, what am I doing about it? What concrete actions have I taken to show what I feel in my heart? How can I, as an individual, raise his morale? How can I, as an individual, raise my voice FOR him. And if I do not value/ honour/ respect a man who has taken it upon himself to guard our nation’s borders, why don’t I do it? What are my personal reasons for not doing so?”
Actions speak louder than words; let’s not be deceived by our own fancy talks!
Jai Hind! Jai Hind Ki Sena!!