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On the paths that our youth travel are simply two. One which mostly educated youth traverse on, is a pretty good path, who end up having degrees of schools, colleges and universities, where they enjoy a carefree life with many amenities. Whereas there are those who are born and brought up in some underprivileged societies where a culture of guns and drugs is part of their linguistic acquisition, who unfortunately culminate into having degrees of not schools or colleges, but with records of crimes and prisons. These schizophrenics and war addicts on this track meet probation officers instead of school teachers. They are going to court dates instead of class rooms. All in all, the latter institution is also costing us an exorbitant price.
The reason, these people are convinced to carry out carnage against their fellow humans is not that they are motivated by Islam.
I had desperately wished to be an Oxonion or a Harvard qualified, since there are many a flaw existing in my disposition due to our caged institutional atmosphere which might cease to exist, had the foregoing top-notch institutions were my ultimate study destinations. But yet the world will put blame me for not being highly social and well-cultured.
A vast majority of minors from some underprivileged backgrounds are prone to crimes and criminal ideologies not because they are biologically programmed criminals but the onus is on society that instils in them concoction, distortion, corruption and deceit. The urbane kids and socialized youth we stumble upon almost every day were not delivered by their mothers through some alien ways. All human beings are born equal; perhaps same in size and having brains in similar proportion. It is the society and culture that make them succumb to prevailing ideologies.
But how markedly sadistic our nature is that enjoy criminals being killed, tortured and imprisoned for the rest of their lives. Let alone human beings, I have seen wild beasts taking nap on comfy beds besides their human masters and surprisingly the same animals who are supposed to be tearing apart human kids inside their long-dribbled jaws, lick the latter faces out of love with the same tongues which are ironically, made to taste the flesh and blood of humans.
Divorced from the civilized world, these people find pleasure from the suffering of humans; to set alight the latter’s cradles of civilization, inflict upon them a painful torment in the shape of suicide attacks and butcher their kids and elders.
Professor Bruce K. Alexander made a famous experiment on rats who were kept aloof for several days from each other. The only things provided to them were a small quantity of food to survive and two water bottles. One bottle filled with pure water while the other bottle full of opiated water. Dejected of life, the innocent rats started to rely on intoxicated water instead of pure water—to remain sleepy so that they may die as soon as possible to grant themselves a reprieve from the chaos of imprisonment. Some of them died, whereas, the few other addict rats were brought into a large rat-park where they had a free access to any food of their choice—it was a kind of rats’ heaven—but still they had same opiated water all around them. The same junkie rats did not venture to take a single sip of intoxicants, but astonishingly, they this time preferred to drink uncontaminated water.
The same is true of human beings. The addicts are tagged as extra-terrestrial and unwanted in the social circle of humans by all of us. Divorced from the civilized world, these people find pleasure from the suffering of humans; to set alight the latter’s cradles of civilization, inflict upon them a painful torment in the shape of suicide attacks and butcher their kids and elders.
As a matter of fact, the governments ban free access to pornography, yet no fruitful result is achieved. Because majority of students bypass these sites through some software. Those adult sites are in majority surfed through by the educated youth of the world.
They are some disconnected lot of our society who either find pleasure in cyber sexual perversion or go into the hands of some mafias; who trigger them into brain-dead zombies for achieving their heinous ends.
The Military worldwide resolves to curb criminals from the earth’s surface once and for all, the courts sentence some of them to death penalty, and the educated lot are indifferent to the street urchins who are growing to be street beggars, terrorists or perhaps socially outcast individuals. Put it another way, the statistics of war against terrorism presented by Pakistani ISPR’s spokesperson in which $107 billion is hitherto spent from public exchequer, indicates that our approach towards crimes is simply short-lived; not everlasting. The amount of money which has killed only a handpicked of terrorists and the state will have yet to bear the brunt of it in numerous forms, would have granted an eternal fortune to Pakistan if only some portion of it was also spent on educating the same people and reconnecting them with the same society they are trying to demolish.
The reason, these people are convinced to carry out carnage against their fellow humans is not that they are motivated by Islam. Prof. Robert Pape studied three hundred and fifteen infamous suicide terrorist cases and came to the conclusion; “There is a little connection between suicide terrorism and Islamic fundamentalism or any of the world religion. The top root of terrorism is nationalism; it is about land, power and politics. It is not about faith; faith is just a cover.”
Decisions taken by the extremists and those of our governments are a tad bit shy than each other, as both opt for extreme choices. Both determine to bulldoze each other, however, the net sacrificial lamb is innocent Public.
To surmise, neither the youth addicts of pornography, nor the extremist junkies of suicide attacks will be deterred by force. They are some disconnected lot of our society who either find pleasure in cyber sexual perversion or go into the hands of some mafias; who trigger them into brain-dead zombies for achieving their heinous ends. We have to fight those who misuse such nascent minds we should understand their dilemma and reconnect them with the society. Because Johann Hari has rightly said, the opposite of addiction is connection.