Second Class Citizens

We might not notice or maybe we do. We might be them ourselves. The fact of the matter is that they’re around us and they’re everywhere. What differentiates them from first class citizens is the amount of freedom they enjoy within the state. But that’s a long and tiresome debate. Let’s just understand one thing, these second-class citizens are seen as a nuisance, not a legitimate part of the land we occupy, from whom we withhold rights. No matter how much they do for us, they are rejected or labeled as ‘traitors’. We’re guided by our dogmas and our bigotry, … Continue reading Second Class Citizens

Empathy Mind Control

Do we see how much we erode our feelings? How we are desensitized by the events unfolding day-by-day? Loss of lives reduced to a mere numerical value flashing on screens. From Moscow to Quebec, Sydney to Beijing, this had become our new world order. It wasn’t until 2023 that scientists in Sweden figured out a way to exactly emulate one person’s emotions onto any other person. This meant that the grief of one could be accurately felt by many and likewise for joy or any other emotion; imagine that, but on the scale of an entire country. This is what … Continue reading Empathy Mind Control

An extract from Why Raid – ‘Freedom & Hierarchy’

Freedom The power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants. Humans desire freedom. Purportedly. Under the control of society, some humans believe in their own personal illusion of freedom. Other people seek control to attain freedom. Control over surroundings. Their surroundings involve others’ lives. People seek control over others to attain freedom. Idiocy. Freedom gained through the sacrifice of others’ freedoms is the one many seek. This gives rise to the principle of hierarchy (discussed later on). The paradox of the necessity of control to achieve freedom is the reason hierarchies should be difficult to maintain. Hierarchy … Continue reading An extract from Why Raid – ‘Freedom & Hierarchy’

Mother Nature

Complacent in our ignominy, We hear the cries, See the misery, But feign ignorance. When will we grow out of this callousness, Open our eyes to the inhumanity? Mother Nature a resilient, undeserved blessing, Time and time again, she thrives Despite our barbarism. We take what belongs to her, What she so courteously has laid before us, Until there is nothing more to take. Nature cries, And we cry with it. -Sara Bukhari Continue reading Mother Nature

This one’s for Malala

Why must the world be so cruel? Always wanting me to duel,   The sharp abuses they spew, Make me question why I started this feud,   Every day I struggle to appease, But nothing I do brings me ease.   Would it have been better to be silenced by the gun? Or stand up to injustice and ask my rights for once.   They appreciate when foreigners dress up in our attire, But when I reciprocate, it starts a fire.   Such is the hypocrisy, against I stand alone, While continuing to love the nation I call home.   … Continue reading This one’s for Malala