TODAY -

Sudden strike and the knotty quagmire

A Contemplator *



3rd May 2023 will be marked in bold red letter in the history of Manipur. This was the day of an unexpectedly unprecedented lighting of an inferno, precisely an ethnic conflagration seemingly for a devilish outcome to suit the agenda of an exclusive ethnic enclave.

This is an action unmistakably for an open secret project of pursuing and consolidating legal as well as illegal returns of power, benefits and profitable opportunities from perceived and actual threats.

Civilian target and attack was inaugurated by the supposedly victim community as a convenient means to achieve an end from the ruling establishment. Analogically, an instant of a loud and violent demand through gun point come of age.

Why was the moment chosen to initiate such an action which would surely generate a chain reaction as expected? It has the tell tale sign of closely and minutely monitoring the geopolitical chessboard in the neighborhoods?

The calculation of strategic utility and resourcefulness seems to be meticulously surveyed. When all strategic dimensions has been surveyed and analyzed to understand whether they suit their planís chances of success, it might be concluded to be giving positive sign for imminent success which could be the main reason for such an audacious and deathly provocative action with a clear examination of the impending consequences?

The mainstream media awkwardly tries hard to paint the narrative of the whole episode or the phenomenon through the convenient and conventional terminology and dichotomy of majority and minority by ways of highlighting in such ways as majority persecution of minority and victimization of minority, religious persecution, and dominant group atrocities against vulnerable tribal.

At ground zero, the situation is quite intriguing and contradictory to mentioned musings and noises wherein area domination exercises is actively engaged and legitimized to certain extent. In terms of the scale of the success of the area domination exercises, it is wonderfully doubtful and confusing to pinpoint who the dominant one is.

Due to these unfolding human tragedies and complexities, there exhibits interesting case of fluctuating realities. The extent of employing the twists and turns of logic as well as the shrewd application of lies in this unlikely full scale information warfare is mesmerizing. The adept nature of performance and enactment of dramas manufacturing and producing the associated sequence of climaxes is exceptionally excellent.

Sense of victory and dejection exhibits explicitly through body composure as everything is reduced for scoring points even in cases of bizarre episodes of condemnable incidents. This is a classic case of a horrifyingly thrilling case of a full set of dramas of predeterminations and suspense of logical, probable and impending outcomes of climaxes.

The intensity of the flows and storms of kinetic human sentiments and the desperate body languages of the confused and nervous citadels striving and clinging for relevance sparkles the spectacles. Variables values of theoretical exhortations and strategic and tactical actions aligning with the high speed wavering realities compelled by opportunistic conditionings well serves the richness of the spectacles.

Amidst these mazes of probable realities, there are some basic and fundamental questions which need to be pondering about and do deep probing.

Questions such as-

What is our desired goal?

What will be our demand and apprehension needing rectification?

What are the main factors (in practice and orientations) about our existential threats and crises in the present and future?

What are the best options available to deal with those factors?

Do we need course correction by ways of either capitulation or defiant motivated progression? Do we believe in the dictum of shaping our destiny by ourselves?

Are we capable of pursuing our rightful status with courage as well as sincere and dedicated persistence?

What is going to be our rightful status historically and civilizationally?

Why do we appear to be cornered as a people from almost all directions in the existing paradigm?

What is our status in the present circumstances looking holistically and multi-dimensionally of the concrete reality?

Are we going to succumb to this concrete reality and negotiate our existence with this reality in total negation of our past glories and pride by betraying our ancestorsí wills and guts?


* A Contemplator wrote this article for e-pao.net
This article was webcasted on August 28 2023.



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