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Dec 21, 2012. End of the world as we know it.suprabh | December 22, 2012, 1:39 PM | 14 comments | 0 views
The Mayans were right. Its 11:57 pm – 3 minutes left to Dec 22, 2012 and I do believe the world has indeed come to an end; at least, the humanity in the world has.
A few minutes ago, I read the disturbing story of a 3 year old girl raped by a man in Delhi. The man who was the husband of the principal of the play school this little girl had been going to. What a fantastic meaning of “play” was taught to this innocent girl by this man who has now changed her life for ever. This news coming after the more popular “human” act of 6 people tearing apart a 23 year old woman’s body to satisfy their sudden urge of a shag so much so, that in the process, they devoured her body and ruptured her intestines, and made sure that even if the girl survives the battle of life she’s fighting now, she won’t ever be able to live a normal life emotionally or physically. The removal of her intestines makes it sure that she won’t ever be able to eat her food and intravenous fluid therapy is the only way she can stay alive and in turn see others enjoying their life and probably wonder every little second- “What was my fault?”
A few days ago, a 20 year old, got access to a gun and shot his mother. After that, he went to an elementary school and killed 20 little children, 6 teachers. Its quite head spinning, to imagine what would have gone through a little girl seeing this guy blowing her friends’s head off, one by one before getting to her and doing the same. These kids, probably didn’t even know what did killing somebody mean in the true sense. After hours of crying, and having their tears drying on their own, the lonely mums and the silent dads would have thought-”God, what did we do so wrong to deserve this?”
Just this very year, we witnessed more than one country successfully testing their nuclear missiles, thus making their armed forces much more equipped to push a button which could kill more people in a second than born in one whole year. The impact of such nuclear war will eradicate more population than killed by any gun shots in any country. But somehow, we the humans loved the idea of our country (any country) having the capability.
We saw, two nations, in either side of a strip of land, throwing missile and human bombs, all for a piece of lands and surprisingly both belonging to such religions, which like all other religion preach you to embrace peace in your life.
We all have grown to realize that humanity as we know it has now been limited to making songs and films about it. Humanity in true sense, ended, when we decided that, we know more than what nature makes visible for us to see, touch and feel. We thought, that since we made wheel and we knew steam engine can push a train, that we are better than that bird, who just works the whole day to arrange for food for her new born chicks. We thought, that we know more. We thought, that it was our right to do what we were doing. The rapists thought so too and so did the murderers. We grew old and how. After hundreds of thousands of years of growing old, the humanity in mankind has finally come to its death. Yes there are traces left but they are on a decline too. Its just a matter of time. The world on this very day, has indeed come to an end.