There are riots in London. People are on the streets. Looting shops. Burning cars. It began with the police shooting and killing someone who happened to have a dark skin.

When I first heard of these riots, I thought they were violent protests against police brutality. But as I read more, I realised that these riots were raids carried out by young men.

My first reaction was of shock. Then rage. Then outright disgust. After calming down. I tried to analyse what it was, that stung me so. Was it the poverty, the blatant lack of direction, the clear absence of education as opposed to literacy? Probably no. Where I come from, such pillaging would fail to surprise anyone. Then why, was I moved so.

I found the answer in my own life. In my own strife. My existence, my condition, is a result of my choices and my actions. I was born into a family where we do not have much, except education and vision. Whatever I am, I have worked for. Hard. And I thought about the victims of the riots. The shop owners. The people who owned the cars which were set ablaze. I wondered if the things that you work so hard for can just be taken away like that. If someone can own a new pair of trainers by just walking into a shop, picking them off the shelf and walking away with them. How I would love to do something like that! But I have chosen the harder way. I have chosen to work for those trainers. To run bare feet before I can wear them. And I wonder if all this means nothing. If all my hardships are in vain. Because there will always be someone who can just walk into my house and take everything I have. Who can own everything I have built with my sweat and blood. Where is the fairness in this?

The answer to this question is that there is no fairness. There are no guarantees in life. The rights which are given to modern man, are a creation of the society. And they are fake. The questions which are never asked are - who gives these rights? Why must a man follow them? For his own safety? What if he refuses to trade his freedom for his safety? Will he then be at war against the whole society? Every right, in fact, is a chain intended to shackle the beast which rages inside each and every human. And these shackles break, at times. And the beast roars. And prowls. And devours. This is real life. Devoid of modern social bondages. Devoid of the beautiful but counter-evolutionary ideas of liberty, fraternity and equality. This is the intended fate of the earth.

Men like me are dancing with the breeze. Are living within these walls of fake reassurances which modern society gives us. Fairness, in fact, is a meaningless notion. It was created for deception. It is the blindfold covering the eyes of Justitia. It is what makes a cripple out of modern man.

I do not support anarchy. I support harmony. I support the right to dream. I support the right to trust, and be trusted. I support a utopia.

1 comment:

  1. What you are seeing is the beginning of the disillusionment of youth faced with what they feel is the ultimate stripping of the rights they thought they had. A cycle of order and chaos dating back well before the fall of the Roman Empire.

    The rich and the nobles setting themselves above the law to the point of causing upstart and revolution. The revolutionaries setting themselves into power in the hopes of granting freedom to themselves and those that they thought to protect... the illusions that you believe were created by society...

    ...And now those that are in power are turning into the very nobles and rich their ancestors swore to topple. chipping away at those freedoms for all to allowing themselves more freedom while taking away the freedoms of others.

    Now those that they chipped away the freedom from. Those that they have slowly took away a good education system leaving a mediocre one are creating in that ignorance the sparks of discontent and disillusionment that will continue the cycle of order and chaos.

    Those that forget history are doomed to repeat it, as the saying goes. But what happens when it's intentionally removed from the public?

    This.. Pure and simple.