Angirasa Acharya (aka Jim....) (angiasaa) wrote,
Angirasa Acharya (aka Jim....)

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Where have all the flowers gone?

I've been rather inactive here of late. I owe it to a vagrant viral strain that caught me off guard. It began with a series of sneezing fits. It was so bad, I would sneeze myself awake in the middle of the night! The medical fraternity attributed it to some kind of an allergy, but with the rains going on with the globally warmed frequency we deserve, that seemed rather unlikely.

Two days of chain-sneezing, and my back was sledgehammered into a long series of muscle pulls. Beginning at the base of my skull, and wrapping around each vertebra down to the lumbar region. Walking became a problem, but life went on. The next morning, I met a thermometer that claimed I was dead.

Three days have gone by since, and the fever's history. The sneezing's subsided, the aches and pains are well within bearable limits. I think I'll be fine when I wake up tomorrow morning.

The blasts in Delhi happened. I found out a day and a half after the explosions threw the city into confusion. I wonder.. Won't the terrorists ever get it? We've got over 1.4 billion people here. What the dickens are they trying to prove?

You rob a family of its sole breadwinner.. You rob a child of it's mother.. You steal half a couple from a marriage.. You spoil someones day. Damn it, how the hell did it help the terrorist? Any one with enough brains in a skull could make a bomb! The thing is.. We're kinda aware of what it does to the world around us.

It hurts a few people. Politicians say "Bad bad! This should not have happened. Those involved will be brought to justice, blah-blah!" The general public feels a small chill run up and down their spine for the next couple of days. Then what? It's business as usual. No one remembers but those few who suffered from collateral damage. Who made a point? Who understood it? Are the terrorists better off now?

Even if the Terrorists one day get what they want so bad, do they really believe the world will leave them alone once they've got it? We'll turn a blind eye to their past? Heck, give them a country, let them all flock there. Then Nagasaki it! lol! Peace be damned. It does not work that way.

There's a Hindi/Urdu bit of advice: "Lambi Soch Hamesha honi cahiye"
Translation Transliteration: Long thought should always be there.
Transliteration: Translation: One should always think ahead.
*Correction above courtesy: sepiaverse (link)

Most politicians and terrorists share a common factor. They think they know what they're up to, and they think only of themselves. :) What a miserably pointless life!

Here's a quote for those of you who like them:
"An atomic blaster can point both ways" but "It's a poor atomic blaster that won't point both ways"

- Quote attributed to 'Salvor Hardin' from 'Terminus' in 'Foundation' written by 'Isaac Asimov'
lol! Confused? Salvor Hardin was the first mayor of the planet Terminus which is the center for galactic rejuvenation. Ironically located at the edge of the galaxy, Terminus is the planet containing the 'Foundation' that was founded by Hari Seldon, the first and greatest of the Psychohistorians. You've got to read the Foundation Series by Isaac Asimovto really understand the whole thing, and I'll leave you now to wish you knew what I was talking about. :)
Tags: bomb blasts, isaac asimov, rant, update
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