There was nothing that would make him acceptable to our over educated, wise, noble, open minded and highly cultured society. A society, where everyone is a judge, a judge who decides one’s character, puts one’s virtues and beliefs at stake, sentences him to humiliation and disgrace. Why? Oh, I see, because he had the courage to overpower the strength of our “society’s divine wisdom” and be himself.
The overly educated called him “a rotten egg”, the wise named him, “the ill bred”, the nobles branded him, “evil’s heir”, the open minded blessed him with their double faces, whereas the highly cultured pronounced him to be a “slave to his desires.”
Where in this unforgiving world, a world where he is already claimed to be a total disgust, where every other passer-by looks down upon him, should the accused innocent stand for himself?
He is just one of the many mufﬂed voices. The voice of a person who gets hazed for being who he is supposed to be, the voice of a person who gets robbed, the voice of a person who lives an inhumane life in the society hiding his identity and the list simply goes on.
Is there any explanation, is there any justification? Why do we even need a justification or an explanation? Why cannot one just accept possibilities without with being judgemental towards things?
“Actually trying something out before having an opinion about it or trying to understand the other person’s point of view might actually help in digesting the facts”. Wait, what? No. Indians are past these. They fail to realise that we have moved on from juices to coffee to alcohol in public gatherings.
Discrimination in India, ah it’s alright, why? Because these are just words and they don’t harm people. It is a shame that we neglect the fact that discrimination is a crime and our Indian system doesn’t take the appropriate measures to stop it.
It’s the society that is being abnormal and it is its incapacity to accept him. He is as much a human being as you. Or if I put it this way, he is maybe me, or it might be you, or your best friend or even your brother.
Now come on, don’t you typecast him. He might be a homosexual, or a non-virgin, or a divorcee, or an alcoholic, or someone polygamous, or someone having an inter-caste marriage.
Nobody gets to decide the laws of nature, even nature doesn’t at times. Then who are we to give a verdict? Live and let live.