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Equality (contd.) Castes

In this post I’ll be talking about the caste system so prevalent in India..

The caste system when it was started it had a meaning of its own.. But the concept was soon forgotten.. I have discussed that in my previous blog post..

But soon the so called Brahmins began to think that they were superior than the other castes. They mistreated the other so called lower castes. And not just Brahmins. A hierarchy of the castes were made, with Brahmins at the top most positions in the society, followed by Kshatriyas, Vaishyas, and Shudras.. The Shudras were considered Untouchables by the so-called higher castes!!

Repressed for so long the lower castes hit back.. Now they are given RESERVATIONS by the Brahmin elites!! And the lower castes are happy about it! But I ask, does that change anything!!?? The arrogant Brahmins still think that they are better of as they are somehow nearer to God or something.. Inter-caste marriages are still a nightmare in India? Why?

As I said before, RESERVATIONS are the most hypocritical way of saying “We are Equal”.. Giving reservations is just a method of filling vote banks.. THAT’S IT!! It’s just a way of the so-called higher caste clearing their conscience.. It doesn’t bridge the gap.. It’s just widening it. Rather it’s cyclical! Let me explain how.

There was a time when the higher castes used to enjoy all the privileges in the society. And that was irrespective of whether they were worth it or not.. Now their guilt has made them promote reservation for the lower castes. Now the reservations have become so dominant (in some places), that right now higher castes have become minorities. They are now suffering what the lower caste had suffered before.. I see less worthy people getting to better places than worthier people just because they are so-called lower caste and have reservations. This obviously infuriates the higher castes.. This rage will build up eventually.. And this is definitely not healthy for the society.

I have met some people of so-called lower caste who actually deserve the reservations.. And then I again I have met those, who don’t.

Does reservation of caste solve problems? NO! if government HAS to uplift the lower caste, they should uplift the POOR- people who are economically low!! Reservation for caste has no logic!! There are well-to-do lower castes who pay 500 for some things while poor higher castes are paying 1000 for the same! Is this justice?

How can you solve this?

2 things: 1) Education and 2) Reservations to the right population

We need to educate people that caste system is of the bygone era. It has no relevance as of today! The so-called higher caste should let go of their arrogance.. Renounce their “higher powers”. Inter-caste marriages shouldn’t be a taboo! And caste system should go, once and for all!

Reservations should be given to the people who are BPL (Below Poverty Line).. And not just reservations.. They should be given privileges too (which I am happy too see, are given to some extent).. Reservations shouldn’t be a “Familial” thing, but a “Situational/Socio-economical” thing, i.e. one shouldn’t be entitled to a reservation or additional privileges because of their name (thus describing them to a particular caste), but because of their socio-economic status, because of their being underprivileged. So that when they become better of and are no more underprivileged, they should no more be entitled to Reservations or additional Privileges.

Maybe then we can truly say “We are Equal”!

Last post on my blog was related to the misconception of equality. In this post I will talk about Female-Male Equality.

This is one of the quintessence of misunderstanding that is prevalent in today’s society. The society continues to emphasize that woman can do what man can and they are no less to man and shouldn’t be mistreated. And I agree with that. But the extensions of this emphasis, according to me, are not justified. It’s the guilt of previous wrongdoings that keeps it justified.

When I see around me, I see mostly a Man dominated society. Man hasn’t changed his attitude towards females. Instead, by saying stuff like males and females are equal, and giving female reservations, etc. they are just buying salvation for their guilt. Tell me, if males and females are equal, why do you need a reservation then? Does reservation solve the problem? I don’t think so.. I think it’s a palliative treatment. The definitive treatment is proper education..

Males are Females are not equal. They are very much different individuals. Man has a skeletal structure that gives him more strength than a female. Woman can give birth, can feed the newborn. A man, mostly, has a logical brain, that makes him make decisions better than females. Females have a brain and hormonal physiology that makes her more enriched on the emotional side. She has great intuitive powers. Neither Anatomically, nor Physiologically are the two same completely.

So is that bad!!?? NO!!! It’s the best thing that could ever happen.. Even in Physics we know like poles oppose and unlike poles attract.. Think of it as two pieces of jigsaw puzzle fitting harmoniously together..

I think, both males and females have different purposes in the society doing their own thing and living in harmony.

What I see, today in the world, at least around me, a woman wants to compete with man! I have seen women say that if they don’t get a job like men, they won’t have respect like men! Why? Why can’t men respect women for what they are.. I think the present attitude of females are because of the attitudes of the inconsiderate men.. Men think that brutal strength is THE thing that decides who’s superior and who’s inferior! If a female doesn’t OBEY his commands, he can beat the crap out of her!! THAT’S IT!! WHY?? Repressed females now hit back! They form women organizations fighting for their RIGHTS!! How pathetic can that be!! And MEN give them RESERVATION!!! Hah!! How considerate!!!

Moreover, what hurts me most is how it affects the children.. I see parents leave their babies to babysitters because they can’t get time for their children.. Some are so busy, that they could even perhaps forget how their child looks!! Does a child grow healthy abandoned like that? But I don’t blame parents for the situation.. It’s more because of the economic situation of the world. Anyways..

I think the world would be a better place if women were thought to be women and not men.. Women don’t need to pretend to be men, if men don’t torture them just because they are women and lack in brutal strength.. Each is a human with different characteristics and different function in the society.. None is superior or inferior.

Harmony and peace!

Equality, a misunderstanding

Everybody is equal in God’s eyes.. But the concept of equality, I think, has been misunderstood.. And this misunderstanding is so deep and labyrinthine that people today fail to see the actual meaning of it..

Generally speaking, when societies were forming in mankind’s earliest days, they understood the differences.. Man’s attempts at trying to understand things that happen around him, made him categorize and analyse. At first things were good.. But through the ages, the concepts for the conception of the differences became oblivious.. Man forgot why the differences were?! They were so blind that they thought God had made things to be like this. And as man sought power, he made these differences as a source of forming hierarchies in the society, too.. So there were those who thought that they were better of than the rest.. And these “rest” rested at the bottom of the hierarchy.

Those who were at the bottom of this man-made hierarchy were mistreated eventually. They were thought to be unworthy souls. But what happens when u treat somebody badly for ages? Their comes a critical moment, when the mistreated rises and says, “ENOUGH!” And there is a revolution. And so there was…

So in the not-very-distant past, these revolutions took place.. Those placed higher were shaken.. And as time progressed, man understood how much they have wronged. This immense guilt made them take action, make amends. And trying to make amends they made another mistake.. They propagated Equality, a misunderstanding.. Man has forgotten the actual meanings of equality, and blinded by guilt they didn’t realize what they were propagating! And as of today, I think, the misconception prevails.. I think its not about “Equality”, but the “Harmony among the Differences”, the “Unity in Diversity”.

These approaches at uplifting the wronged are, according to me, the most hypocritical method of saying “We are Equal”. No we are NOT! Not TOTALLY! Every individual is different! That is why they are Individuals. But they are not completely different. There ARE aspects that are Equal.. But the present society, I think, fails to understand these aspects.

I’ll be talking about some of these in the following posts in my blog. These will include Male-Female equality Caste equality, etc.. Read on..:)

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