Hiding behind ferocious placards..!
How like our political leaders who hang such boards. These leaders stand on top of public platform, threaten and berate and sow seeds of poison to the crowd sitting below.
They use platform and editorial to instill hate and communal discord to their poor innocent followers. And we the public hearing their war cries and threatening, tempestuous and tigerish tantrums are lured into believing that that man or so often a woman is indeed a forceful, aggressive and courageous leader.
Take away the ‘Beware of Dog’ board and you will find a frightened little poodle behind. Behind their fierceness lies cowardice: Take away their soldiers and commandos and you will see them running for cover. Take away his power and position and you will see the prostrating and ‘licking people’s feet’ posture! The real vicious dog doesn’t need a board. Its presence is felt even without being seen at the gate. There is a an aura that surrounds a really great man or woman and sadly our world has very few for us to even know what that aura is.
We have many placards behind which we hide: Linguistic boards, which we use whenever we need to put down someone who talks a different language. Communal boards which are used quite frequently to try and mob a community who prays different. How easy to galvanise support by saying that someone is attacking the religious beliefs of a particular community? I have faced this so often, when some piece of mine that had nothing to do with religion was brought within the arena of religious conflict. I normally ignore these people and wish they would have the pluck and nerve and grit to stop hiding behind boards that have labels such as Christian or Buddhist or Muslim or Hindu!
My prayer is that we as a nation will also realise this one day, that there is nothing but hot air and blubber within the likes of these little puppy leaders of ours. My prayer is also that soon there will valiant and fearless men and women who will brush aside these obstructing boards and placards and challenge these paper hounds. Behind those ferocious placards are frightened little people..!