Today early this morning I hear the national anthem being played at a loud sound in a nearby school which woke me up from my bed. There were strident sounds all over!
Then I realised that today is our so called “HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY” which was the day we used to get a holiday, go to the school to fetch some chocolates and stand in the sun out of the fear of the headmaster and listen to some dramatic, well prepared jingoistic script of a local politician and come back to home, watch those patriotic movies in the television and sleep.
Memories apart, I woke up and came out to have a walk along the coast of our beloved beach.
Everyone out there are celebrating by hoisting the national flag and screeching out their patriotism on the roads waving the flag.
Few days back, I was in a local theatre where playing the national anthem is mandatory before playing the film. During the national anthem, some were standing, some were talking, some were not even interested in what’s going on!
But today everyone became the most patriotic person in the country changing their social media profiles, a flag affixed on their shirt (direction doesn’t matter though, just affixing matters), feeling goosebumps when they hear the national anthem.
I don’t know why didn’t they change their social media profiles during all these days.
I don’t know why didn’t they affix a flag on their shirt during all these days.
I don’t know why didn’t they feel the goosebumps, a few days back in that theatre when they heard the same national anthem.
I’m not sorry if I hurt any of your personal interests because I ain’t talking about your personal interests, I’m talking about everyone as a whole.
What is the point in celebrating the INDEPENDENCE DAY once in a year or once in a decade when you fake it! If it is celebrated once a decade, then people like me won’t raise any points of your insecurities, fake intentions and your so called patriotism.
It has been 25567 days since August 15th, 1947, sorry you guys are patriots, you count years and celebrate and I don’t belong to your kind because I don’t celebrate a day in a year neither everyday.
What is meant by INDEPENDENCE according to you?
Just getting out of the rule of some selfish foreigner and submitting ourselves to the rule of some selfish homeland guy who acts like a Chauvinist!
Nothing has changed and nothing will!
You like to be chained and act as a puppet to survive the society and to meet its so called “Rules of Being a Social Citizen”
You don’t like to be discriminated, but like to discriminate your fellows.
You don’t like to be disrespected, but like to disrespect your peers.
You don’t want to help someone in need, but like to be helped when you are in need.
You don’t like the reservation system and caste system, but like to hang out with people belonging to your caste community.
You don’t like to be compared with someone’s socioeconomic status who is higher than yours’ but like to compare yours’ with the one who is low according to you.
You complain about corruption, but you want your job to be done at any cost as fast as possible.
You pledge that “ALL INDIANS ARE MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS” but men like to have sex with every beautiful woman they see and women fantasize about every handsome guy they see.
You like to hang out with your girlfriends, but you don’t like your daughter or sister to step out of your home after 8 PM.
You like to love a girl and marry her, but your daughter or sister shouldn’t love nor marry a person of her choice because that would ruin your status in the society, because that would ruin your name in your community.
How can a person say that he is independent, but he does everything which is right according to the other person, which is honourable according to the thoughts laid by the society.
I am not judging YOU rather I’m questioning YOU.
True independence lies in believing yourself, empowering yourself and fellow persons around you, doing the right thing even if it is against the rules put by this so called society.
Remember the government is “OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE, SHALL NOT PERISH FROM THE EARTH“
If you fear the government then where is the point of celebrating Independence!
You are being dependent on all these aspects to live according to your virtuous society.
Thus, I wish you a “HAPPY IN*DEPENDENCE* DAY”
If believing the dirt of your country is greater than that of other country is what you call as patriotism, then I’m not one of you, I’m not a patriot, I belong to the UNIVERSE.