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Insane in the Brain – Lahore Tragedy

I have been thinking about how crazy everything is for some time now. Today, all I could think about was the recent insanity – the May 28th tragedy in Lahore. I’ve had it up to here with violence, terrorism and the general apathy. I’m sick to death of the inane media reports and bigotry/hypocrisy of my people. This post is personal and I am not attempting to analyze politics or religious intolerance. I just don’t know what to do with myself.

I feel helpless and ashamed. I have always believed in the goodness of people. I have always believed that things always work out. These days it’s difficult to sustain this belief. In fact, it’s the hardest thing to do. How are we supposed to go on with nothing to look forward to? There are too many people who are crazy. What am I supposed to hope for? A world that gets even crazier? Laws that are dubious and without meaning? Is this where we are going?

I don’t really know what to say. I think Mehreen Kasana (I salute your courage) has done an excellent post about the situation. Not only was it honest and upfront, it also enlightened me (the link to other posts was very helpful as well). Oh the shame, the horror! Have I been so blind? How could I not know? This has been happening for such a long time. And I was blind. Now I can do nothing but feel ashamed and miserable.