The pen is one of the most powerful things. Most people have only heard and many understand. But do you also know that the pen is also one of the weakest things? If yes, then this article is for you, but if no, then this article is surely for you.
The weakest point of the pen is that it can’t differentiate between right or wrong. It writes both in the same manner, shows with the same responsibility and the same power. The information circulates through many ways, but two are main but complicated and full of dilemma.
One is in the original form and another is in a similar form, which looks like the original but factually a piece of different information created by someone who read the original or has heard from someone else. This continues; one tells another and another one tells someone else. As one can’t remember everything, the forgotten portion gets filled with the individual’s opinions and beliefs.
As time passes, the original information silently disappears from circulating versions and only opinions and beliefs are left. As much old, the information becomes that much powerful; that much dangerous. Now the moss of news channels cover the whole surface of the lake of circulation and prevents the sunlight of information from reaching the zombie fishes like us.
The concept of both nationalism and religion has also gone through that same process of information circulation. And now, the name of nationalism and religion has become the most powerful weapons of humans against humans. As full of opinions and beliefs and loss of original meaning, this creates a dilemma.
Due to lack of information, people blindly respect anything in the name of nationalism and religion but never check the information because they think questioning would be disrespectful.
So, lots of people together make groups on the names of Gods, religion and nation but never care about any of these. For example, as in the Hindu religion, a Cow is believed to be the mother or God, but now is remembered mainly when a Muslim is connected and then a human is brutally killed by a mob.
But why do we forget that mother when she eats plastic bags due to hunger and dies of stomach blockage? Our God never taught us violence. And our Constitution never told us to forget about laws and do whatever we think is right without any proof on the spot. Shouldn’t this be considered the real disrespect of nation and religion?
The reality in the current situation is that anything can happen in the name of religion and nationalism. Due to the lack of information and knowledge, these people do whatever politicians point at violently. Then the group of locusts in the form of humans storms the streets of riots and destroys the crops of humanity.
Factually, making schools/colleges, hospitals, and providing employment take a lot of money, hard work, honesty, and brain usage. So, the ruling governments try to find the easiest way in which none of the above things needs to be done and people think that something has been done for them, their nation and religion. In this situation, politicians use the most dangerous weapons, incorrect forms of nationalism and religion.
And then, parties and politicians become famous for doing famous things for the nation and people, and media channels are also told to help people think so. They become famous because the usage of these weapons mainly results in communal riots, killing and discrimination.
We look upward with sharp eyes to find development but always forget where it was at the last time. We must know the basic criteria for development required are education, health status and employment as the country’s income. Many teachers are required in schools for teaching, police are required for public safety and lawyers/judges are required as lots of cases are pending for decades.
But still, employment is the lowest, GDP is low. So, where is development happening? If development isn’t happening, then what is happening?
This is a very planned trap by politicians through media for us. So, analyse the information carefully on your “own”, otherwise don’t make a conclusion or opinion because it can be very dangerous for the future. I, an 11-grade student, assume the reader is smart enough, just like humans, to complete this responsibility.