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What If

When tragedies strike like the recent events in Bombay - some of us get angry and some dejected.
This is not a post about what happened and why it happened. These are questions that we have no control over. The common man today is trapped into a turmoil of HIS existence where he works daily to make a living - but the present and his future is simply a matter of statistics - both for the elected official and the terror inflictors.

But looking at such tragedies it makes me wonder - What If :
- Most of these terror operations are meticulously planned to the tiniest details making sure that all their resources and personel are used optimally.
What if these people were recruited as managers of some firms - can they have averted the financial debacles that the so called white collar workers have inflicted because of their greed and robbed an entire generation of thier hard work and savings.

- Their entire team is observant, has a photographic knowledge of their surroundings, has a plan and they stick to it. These people surely are intelligent.
What if they worked for some good cause with the same fervour. Good cause is relative - isnt it? Their fight for them is a good cause to come out of a turmoil that has been inflicted upon them.

- The leaders of these training camps have the ability to sell death to innocent recruits who carry out their orders based on some promised non existent "heaven" in the name of religion.
What if these leaders were hired or were actually marketing managers of some companies.

- The recruits have overcome the fear of death, they venture into unknown territories to carry out their motives and laid out agendas. They have a spirit to accomplish their task no matter what the situation they are going to be in.
What if these same people were trained to execute difficult infrastruture projects around the world where such daredevil skills are really needed.

These are just some fleeting thoughts - today as we are barraged from every aspect of life - we HOPE for a better future and pray to the ALMIGHTY - but ALL those who currently are MIGHTY are the corporate giants and the terror cells. We the common man can only voice an outburst and wait that someone, anyone hears us.

Intelligence used for anti human motives is surely non productive. Hope people understand their power and use it positively.

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Also updated the short story blog - SURPRISE

41 comments:

Urv said...

Yayyyy!! you are back :)

brocasarea said...

nice observation there:)...

Compassion Unlimitted said...

Very true observations..will be back soon to comment
TC
CU

Lakshmi said...

yr views are very relevant and quite practical.. will be readg yr short story soon

Phoenix said...

finally mr ceedy is back and what a post!! really the questions you have brought forward are brilliant... we have such brains if only they were used productively...

KP said...

well put:).
as u mentioned...if it was used for the right purpose, outcome would have been gr8.

Arunima said...

Yeah the "what if's" r quite logical.
Infact it's the ideal situation u r taking abt....bt the sad part is dat its hardly going 2 turn true.

Thoughtful post!!!

Hiren said...

thats the magic of the word "if" ... the possibilities are just endless ... but cut back to reality and this "wat if" gets beaten hands down by "wat is" ... :(

τ ħ€ ĐάЎđяёάmёя said...

War on terror was never a war before 9/11...but post 9/11 this is actually a war fought with planning and covert operation....it is kind of guerilla war tech that wat was developed by vietnamese....and that too becoz there were forced to choose a path...

I want to go along with the motion

wat if... America and russia never had gone to war..
there wud had been no arms race or arms distributions.....

but I like ur view..it has been implemented in INDIA..
u kno khalsa in punjab was disbanded and they were recruited in punjab police and look how calm punjab is...similar drive is running in Assam too..SULFA whoch is an govt funded organization of ex ULFA to fight against terror...

Nirmal said...

hey how r u brother..

debasish.. said...

u surely made me think.

Urv said...

You have been awarded :)

Prats said...

The what if's will never cease...hopefully one day a solution fit for the citizens will actually be arrived at...
great observations here...
glad to have you back

CяystąL said...

Yayy..Cd is here again..
And yes..you have succeeded in your attempts to make me think and rethink..

Satish Bolla said...

well said, my brother. creative enough to make people think for a moment, at least.

but don't u think it's time for the common man to wake up and do something?

Ria said...

Thts exactly wht i hav thought abt so many times!!i cant tell u how similar u sound to me. These guys wud make excellent managers. But alas they choose to divert there mind and energy towards something tht they feel is their war for freedom!!really dunno hw they believe in it so badly.

Ria said...

hey btw good to c u back! :)

R3d3MpTioN said...

the heaviest word in the english dictionary should be "if". The weight that 3 letter word puts on the mind is phenomenal.

Nice to see that ur back..

joiedevivre said...

hmm good questions dere..

humbl devil said...

thoughtful, my friend, real thoughtful and valid possibilities...

but for that orthodox form of any religion has to stop existing on this planet!!!

p.s.
you can collect your awards from my abode..you have been awarded...
:)

aneri_masi said...

Hmm...they will still be as greedy as the white collar ones. What both the terrorists and the corporates lack is a HEART. So even if they switch places, things might not be that different.

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Liked the pondering along those lines.Life would certainly be a different ballgame if not for circumstances.

Seasons' Greetings :)

ceedy said...

@urv

yes and no ;)

ceedy said...

@broca

yup....thanks

ceedy said...

@compassion

Waiting....

ceedy said...

@lakshmi
thanks....

ceedy said...

@phoenix

thanks and hope we can think different sometimes

ceedy said...

@kp
yup bud...hope it happens

ceedy said...

@arunima

yeah...it is ideal...but not impossible....

thanks

ceedy said...

@hiren

yes agree with you...but that does not mean its not possible is it?

ceedy said...

@daydreamer

well before these two countries fought a war there are many disturbed eras in history...

so like my what if... I accept your what if...

and thanks for the additional information...wasnt aware of it

ceedy said...

@nirmal

doing good and u?

ceedy said...

@urv

Will check you blog soon

ceedy said...

@prats

thanks and yes it is hope that we all live on...right?

ceedy said...

@crystal

thanks...

good and what did you conclude after thinking?

ceedy said...

@satish

well this is a thought from a common man like me....

instead of taking the route of agression I still believe that gandhian principals can make a difference....

ceedy said...

@ria

Glad to know you were thinking on similar lines...

well put yourself in their shoes and think....what are your options to be heard...

its a perspective...for us they are terrorists and for them they are martyrs..

look at the respect the guy who threw a shoe at bush is getting....(get what I mean)

and thanks for the welcome

ceedy said...

@redemption

thanks.....yes the smaller the thing bigger is its impact...

like one mosquito in a room can have everyone in there messed up

ceedy said...

@humble devil

thanks....well religion is not a problem...its the preachers and lack of education to discern between right and wrong....and on top of that the overbearing poverty....

ceedy said...

@aneri

well greed can be good too...as long as they dont kill people...

I dont think you are right in saying they lack a heart...they are ready to give off their life because it is someone close to them who has suffered....that does require HEART.....

ceedy said...

@sameera

yeah.....well if every one ponders than it no longer is a thought it can be action right....