Life excited in
Existence always resorts to
doing what it knows best—continue to be!...
The future is tantalising with hope and
surprises—expect a lot of these, and good ones, too.
Some good news we could do without, insofar as good news & promises tend to take after the messenger. Indeed, hope itself
only ever tastes good when the waiter brings it with a
smile—then it matters little whether the restaurant were a
shed in the middle of nowhere. This
finally explains why messengers mostly
get to be mishandled—Early Man learned to smile last of
The future always pays
for the past.
HOPE doesn't work as some external
event—that would make it a
miracle! It does look as one, considering what is involved
in getting ourselves
Hope is created for tomorrow as we sort
out any one of our current problems.
At any point in History Man's current
problems are those he creates for himself as he chooses his own
ways of fighting back at life. Survival wasn't invented because
Darwin's mum was obsessed with it for 9 months at a stretch!...
The idea of it first visited upon us when we were
Primates—and realised that Nature was a killer!
The First Thinking People were a little more
than scared by the sound of an earthquake, they kept noticing
that the world about them was hostile, one way or other! Call
it geophysical or just weather, Nature had bad things in store for them—daily
and hourly! To them, survival simply was a proposition of
avoiding to be in some place at the wrong time! They also had
tribal conflicts and murder became part of ritual, eventually.
However, personal problems and racial differences were dismissed
when they were struck by another natural calamity.
Political correctness is a collective dismissal of secondary problems, in order
to attend more critical ones.
A million years later, social and
natural disasters still run along
similar lines—because nature and society are what they
are—but one thing has changed:
We can do what nature does, even better!
Political correctness is an institution as
old as Man, founded out of some intuitional concern by primitive
species for their own general survival. That institution may be
said to pre-date religion. Better still, it gave religion a
chance to appear at all! Politicians
and priests are both Ministers, in fact!...
Social and natural disasters are alike in
that the damage can be repaired—often prevented—by
man's own wise agency. [As to whether prevention of natural
catastrophes lies in the realm of human capacities, the question
has been tackled in another
One thing is
International adherence to correctness is the only
resort when it comes to facing the consequences of another geophysical
cataclysm. But adherence must be sustained, as opposed to dictated by
feelings of moral obligation. Membership to a good cause does not prosper
on the basis of a moral affiliation. If it could, the reverse would
hold good for anyone intent on ill purposes. As it stands, the devil
would have stopped existing a long time ago, if immorality were the
best he could do!
Collective effort to give new life to what
political correctness can do for us all is capable of giving life
back to a lot of people who have lost everything!
Use the above in conjunction with a little foresight, that our
prayers may reach into the future—is there any other way of
experiencing hope at present?
Another thing is
One can hardly hope to cancel the devastating
effect of social disasters by coating them with layers of political
correctness, when the latter unwittingly mistakes itself for a
benevolent patriarch, or Santa Claus, by magnanimously condoning
inanity—which is by far the greater disaster!
Inanity came out of