Terrorism: From ancient times to recent times

Today the world stands united against the problem of terrorism at least they say it in their joint statements when world leaders happen to meet for some purpose. Mankind has more or less successfully fought against various kinds of terrors since prehistoric times. But they were mostly from natural causes like earth quake, forest fires, cyclones, floods, epidemics, crisis of food. They still terrorize people when they strike. Then came wars for survival, colonization. Wars for establishing religious supremacy. Wars and violence for expanding the regions of kingdoms, wars for ideology. Wars for liberation and liberty (Azadi). Very beautiful names were given to all these categories of ugly wars. Also one man’s freedom fighter is other man’s terrorist. Genocides were ruthlessly carried out as necessity. Hitler is a classic example of such mass killings. There are many such examples in human history. It was easy for the rulers to suppress their political opponents in the name of law and order or elimination of enemy of the nation. Saddam Husain just did that. Even big developed nations many times assist and fund such operations to enhance their political agendas. In turn their opponents harm innocent people by bomb blasts. While Natural terrors are often short lived and easily forgotten, manmade terrors have long lasting impacts and not easy to root out. Unless the governments of the world adopt fair play policies and generate the atmosphere of “well meaning’’ situation is not going to improve. The problem of terrorism is often socio-political in its origin. The governments alone cannot eradicate it. However by good security it can only reduce acts of terrors.

Remember, the terrorists are enemies of humanity and must not be dealt with kindness. At the same time they are also humans. They are heroes and freedom fighters for whom they are working. So it is better to resolve ideological disputes as quickly as possible. The delay in this regard would give time to opposing forces to reorganize and strengthen themselves. The Kashmir issue and Israel – Palestine are such examples of long drawn out wars. At this point it is necessary to mention that a nation must give out a strong message of will power to terrorist organizations. India for example is considered as a soft nation or a soft target in this regard. We, as a nation must emerge as a strong nation, as strong as a rock. There must be strong national spirit, will to fight and must possess integrity.

 Indians have a short collective memory of acts of terror as if nothing is going to happen again. This attitude is often described by “media” as an act of bravery.  They report: Look, this is the very spot where 27 people died yesterday due to bomb blast and now it is crowded by people. It should be crowded; people should move on, it is a good sign. At the same time they should ask the government what it is doing about it. And people should also become more vigilant and just not wait for another attack to happen.

You cannot fight terrorism with an army. Anybody can understand this. Because it is one kind of a gorilla war, hide and seek type. Terrorist has to find a very soft target, i.e. innocent people who are moving around in trains or buses or near a market place or any crowded place for that matter. Then he acts and runs away. Sometimes he takes his own life to carry out his ghastly acts of terror. For Indians to die a terrorist is not required, they die themselves in stampede of all kinds. Such are our people, cowards at the core. If they are frightened they just run blindly killing women and children.

Disparities in social status or poverty often give rise to terrorism. Governments must fix this problem giving equal opportunity for developments to its citizens. Social injustice is a germinating ground for terrorism. Politicians and leaders, corrupt officials and people who do not pay right taxes are all responsible for creating wide gaps between rich and poor.

Hate perpetuates hate and similarly love spreads love. Every act of terrorism has hate as a central force. Let us love all and spread love to our fellow human beings.

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માંગ, માંગ, માંગે તે આપું : માગણવૃતિ

There is no free meal.

માણસ જન્મતાજ માંગવાની વૃતિ ધરાવતો હોય છે. બાળપણ માં દુધ માટે, ખાવા માટે કે પછી ચૈન માટે. મોટા થઈને આગળ વધે છે, કેડબરી ચોકલેટ, સારા કપડાં, સાઇકલ, હોંડા બાઇક અને પછી મોટર ગાડી. વહુ પણ માંગે. કોલેજમાં પ્રોફેસેરની પાછળ માર્કસ માટે ફરતો હોય, સર્વિસમાં બોસની આગળ પ્રમોસનની લાલચમાં ચમચાગીરી કરવામાં થાકતો  નથી. બચપનમાં વાતો વાંચી હોય કે ભગવાને બે કે ત્રણ વરદાન કોઈ  દૈત્ય ને આપ્યા. બસ ઍટલે મંદિરમાં જાય અને ભગવાન પાસે બધુજ માંગી લેશે . રાજકારણમાં જાય ઍટલે ટિકિટ માંગવા દિલ્હીમાં સાંસદ ભવન આગળ પડ્યો રહેસે. ટિકિટ મળતાજ વોટ માંગવા લોકો આગળ દોડતો આવસે, પગપાળા આવશે, કારમાં આવશે, હેલિકોપ્ટરમાં આવશે.  મિનિસ્ટર બનીને લાંચ માંગસે. સારું મજાનું ખાતું માંગસે ખાયકી કરવા માટે જ . ઓફિસમાં સારું ટેબલ માંગશે . કરપ્શન કરવા માટે. સાધુઓ, ગુરુઓ અને બાવાઓ અને તાંત્રિકો પાસે પણ જાય છે. બે પાંચ હજાર કે પછી બે પાંચ લાખ રૂપિયા આપી દુનિયાભરનું સુખ માંગી લેશે . ભગવાન તો ડાયરેક્ટ લેતો નથી ઍટલે વાયા વાયા ડીલિંગ કરવું પડેને.?

મહેનત અને કામથી ભાગતો ફરે છે. જો કાઇપણ સહેલાઇથી મળી જાયતો આનંદ આનંદ થઈ જાય. મિત્રો સાથે ટેશથી જમસે , નાસ્તો કરશે, સિગરેટો ફૂંકશે અને ગજવામાં હાથ છેલ્લે નાખશે. ઉછીના વારેઘડીએ માંગશે . પરત માંગશો તો સબંધ કાપી નવો મુરગો  શોધસે. KBC માં ભાગ લેવા મહેનત કરશે જો થોડાઘણા જવાબો આવડી જાય તો રાતોરાત ધનપતિ, કરોડપતિ થઈ જવાય.

માણસની લાલશા એ તેને મજબૂર કર્યો છે, ઍક ભિખારી તો પેટ ભરવા માંગે છે. પરંતુ કાયમી ધોરણે માગણવૃતિ ધરાવતા મનુષ્યો ને શું કહેવું.        

માંગણવૃતિ આવી ક્યાથી?

તે પણ તપાસવું જરૂરી છે. બાળપણ માં નાના ભૂલકાઓ સૌને ગમતા હોય છે અને પોતાનું વહાલ પ્રદરસિત કરવા માટે , તેમણે ખુશ રાખવા કે જોવા માટે માં, બાપ અંકલ , આંટી , વડીલો નાની મોટી ગિફ્ટ કે વસ્તુ આપે છે અને ત્યારથી બાળક ના મનમાં ઘૂસે છે  કે મહેનત વિના અને કામ કર્યા સિવાય સહેલાઇથી જીવનમાં ચીજ, વસ્તુઓ મળે છે ખરી . આ ચક્ર કિશોર અવસ્થા થી લઈ યૌવન સુધી અટકતી  નથી. મૂળ વાત એ છે કે અચેતન મનમાં આવી ધારણાઓ ઘર કરી જાય છે.

સેકંડલી, struggle for existence and survival of the fittest  અનુસાર પણ માણસ અને પશુ જગત વર્તન કરતું હોય છે. જેમાં ઘણા પ્રાણીઓ શક્તિ બચાવવા સહેલાઇથી ખોરાક પ્રાપ્ત કરવા તેને ચોરી પણ લે છે, તો કોઈ પશુ બીજાનો શિકાર કરેલો ખોરાક પડાવી લે છે. ચોરવાની અને લૂંટવાની વૃતિઓ આ પશુ જગતની દેન છે. જયારે આપણે સમાજ બનાવ્યો ત્યારે આ કેમ ચાલી શકે.  

ત્રીજી વાત એ છે કે , જે લોકોમાં પોતાનું આત્મ સન્માન ઓછું હોય છે તે લોકો મોટા ભાગે એ પ્રકારની માંગણવૃતિ માં સપડાયેલા વધુ જોવા મળે છે. તેથીય આગળ વધીને જે લોકોમાં આત્મસમાંન બિલકુલ હોતું નથી તે  છેક ભિખારીની કક્ષાએ પહોચે  છે.

ચાણક્યનો  ઍક શ્લોક જોઈએ ‘’ ઘાસનું તણખલું હલકું છે , તણખલા થી હલકું રૂ હોય છે અને રૂના કરતાં માંગવધુ હલકો છે. આવા યાચક ને વાયુ એટલા માટે ઉડાવીને લઈ જતો નથી, કે એની પાસે પણ યાચના કરે.    

Wild life: Behavior pattern and The Need to feed.

No politcs, please.

Many scientist are working in the field of animal behavior. To name a few Jane goodall, Dian Fossey, William Franklin, Francine Patterson and Merlin Tuttle. However few were beginning to realize that it is the instinct to survive that underlines all animal behavior. For this extensive field study was required to confirm this new direction.

Food is at the top of an animal’s survival list. The Koala in eastern Australia seldom climbs down to the ground. It takes a hundred big eucalyptus trees to keep a Koala in food during its lifetime.

Everywhere in the world , animals use their special abilities and methods to get the food they need. In the process of evolution each has developed special skill and technique to survive. Some animals- wolves, hunting dogs, and hyena, for example work together to chase and catch prey. Other , like tigers, are solitary hunters. Many kinds of spiders make traps to capture their dinners. A fish called an angler baits its prey. Whether animals harvest or hunt, trap or lure, they developed an amazing variety of ways to obtain the food.

A flying squirrel in summer eats mainly insects, berries, and mushrooms. As cold weather approaches , it begins collecting acorns and other nuts. By  eating mostly stored food, the squirrel survives the winter.

Some animals have methods of acquiring food that require little effort and save a lot of energy. Nevertheless getting food is not so simple for every animal. When food is scarce, some plant eaters rely on food they have stored. Also, some animals during the winter nibble seeds and vegetables  tucked away inside their burrows.

Other animals migrate, or travel, to areas where they find food. All winter reindeer live in mountains near Arctic Ocean. Wildebeests, large African antelopes, feed on grasses. The animals graze about ten hours a day. As they rest, they bring up partly digested food called a cud and chew it again just like a cow or buffalo.

Nectar provides fast food for hummingbird. It also eats spiders from the blossoms. For food it may visit  2000 flowers a day. Really hard working bird is not it? Butterfly sucks nectar from blossoms and juices from rotting fruit. They also drink muddy water for salts, and liquids from animal waste for proteins. Honeybees suck nectar through their tube like tongues. Chemicals inside their bodies turn nectar into honey. This sweet liquid is quickly turned into energy. Nearly all kinds of mosquitoes need sweet plant juices to stay alive. To produce eggs, however, female mosquitoes must bite people or animals. They need the extra protein that comes from blood. Male mosquitoes , on the other hand, eat only fruit juices and nectar. So kindly, spare male gender in blaming if you have got malaria. Even some bats feed on nectar. Mostly they feed on small insects.

Animals that catch and eat other animal for food are called predators. Here the food for the predator is a living animal- usually tries to escape for its own survival. Therefore it takes a hard work and skill for a predator to catch its prey. For example, the kingfisher, a bird, often makes several dives before it catches a fish. Scientists estimate that about 90% of a tiger’s prey escapes. Wolves give up a chase nine times out of ten. So lot of hard work is involved for survival for some animals. We human beings always grumble and whine if someone does not answer our phone. Or if the shop is found to be closed. Tigers, wolves and some other large predators often do not eat for several days. But when they do make a kill they eat hungrily. A wolf can gobble 9 kg. of meat at one time. A lion or a tiger can eat 27 kg. similarly. Many meat-eaters are scavengers. They save a lot of energy by feeding on dead animals. Hyenas, African painted dogs and wolves hunt in groups. Animals  that hunt in packs use speed, strength, and teamwork to catch their prey. Big cats rely on surprise and ambush. They use their powerful front legs and claws to pull an animal down. Then they deliver a killing bite. Most prey can outrun predators that is why an element of surprise is essential for the large cats. Some small and weak predator steal the food, some may just rob smaller predators of their kills. Tricks or traps help these animals get their dinner.

The giant anteater raids anthills and termite mounds for food. It uses long claws to tear them open. Then the animal pokes its tube like snout into holes it claws in the insects’ homes. Its long sticky tongue darts in and out of the narrow tunnels, catching hundreds of insects with each flick. It is a wonderful world of animals.

 

 

2010 in review:raol1810pr, The landscape of truth.

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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The Leaning Tower of Pisa has 296 steps to reach the top. This blog was viewed about 1,100 times in 2010. If those were steps, it would have climbed the Leaning Tower of Pisa 4 times

In 2010, there were 22 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 18 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 1mb. That’s about 2 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was October 7th with 45 views. The most popular post that day was STING OPERATIONS OF GOD MAN.

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The top referring sites in 2010 were brsinh.wordpress.com, hirals.wordpress.com, mail.yahoo.com, WordPress Dashboard, and alphainventions.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for poor people, durgama, http://www.raol1810pr.com, people helping poor people, and diptesh champaneria.

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My Self August 2010
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GAJANII AND HIS ADVENTURE IN TRUTH August 2010
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