Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Will you let me eat you…? I’m starving…

Intro:

There are two homeless friends living on a street. One of them dies one day. The other one watches him rot on the sidewalk. Then he decides to cremate him rather than let him decompose in such a manner. He sets him on fire. And then he starts eating him. A woman living in a nearby house calls the police and gets him arrested. The charges are human rights violation and desecration of a human body. The DA is the prosecutor and wants to capitalize on this case because he is standing for elections. The defense lawyer says in his closing speech: “There are close to 11 million homeless people in America. Nothing is being done for them. But here 50,000$ will be spent on prosecution and 45,000$ will be spent on the imprisonment of a homeless person. And why? Because he ate another human being. Why did he do that? Because he has been starving for 2 weeks and hunger was driving him insane. In a quest to feed the hunger for political power if such human beings are eaten up alive by the so-called protectors of the society then the question to be asked here is – WHO IS THE CANNIBAL?”

Outro:

We may not identify with this feeling because we may not have been in a situation where we had to go without food for 2 whole weeks. Food is one of the basicest rights of every human being. I remember during the extreme drought situation in Rajasthan (5 consecutive years of no rain), people there would feed grass (the little bits that remained on the cracking earth) to their children. Animals were left to die as there was nothing to feed them. There were mountains and mountains of animal bones, stacked up high and vultures would fight dogs for the rotting meat stuck on those bones. So the next time you order more than required at a restaurant I wish you remember this. Imagine if you were in a similar situation like the homeless person. Would you be able to eat your dead friend? I don’t know.

PS: If the title made you read the post then this is exactly what I meant by “Sitting in padmasana and expounding truths about your pathetic existence.”

17 comments:

Still thinking said...

There's something abt Preeti but I just can't seem to figure out what that 'something' is :)

I don't know either, maybe I'd or maybe not. But thank you for reiterating on our pathetic existence, plz don't fail to make us aware of it time and again. Truth sure is bitter.

Preeti said...

STILL

im an open book, still...and you of all people must know that by now...
:P

truth is bitter. it is up to us to sweeten it. and if we knew how to do it...we would all be Buddhas by now...
heh heh heh...

Trinaa said...

ugggghhhh!! preeti!!! isnt d bloodshed already happening enough to mk ppl feel sick? pichhh.. :((

sure something needs to b done to eradicate poverty but some other eg would hv done as well..

Preeti said...

TINNI

i thought this might take your mind off it...
it didnt??? oh pichh!!!

:p


sowwyyyy...maybe next time, ha...?

shnkrnryn said...

i have always wondered how humans taste hmmmm this gets me thinking thank you and please bring on the gory stuff it makes me happy inside

Preeti said...

SHANKY

anything for you...and you know that!!!

:-)

Still thinking said...

Lol! yes, I do know a little but that 'something' is definitely not so literal.

Hmmmm...I just need to feel the zen now, am not looking for nirvana :)

Sree said...

gosh!a new blog? when did that happen and i didnt know?

Che said...

We want. We take. We. We. We.
Thats the world and yes its cannibalistic.

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Preeti said...

STILL..

hmnnn...

zen, ha..?
ok..
you want it, you'll get it all ... right here...

:D

Preeti said...

SREE

why did you vanish...?

:-(

and i read somewhere that you were in bombay too...are you well, Sree?
The new blog...?
to cut a long story short...this is the new improved me...
if that possibility is possible..

:p

Preeti said...

CHE

True...

Preeti said...

JIMMY

Thank you very much.

:-)

Sree said...

At the Mumbai airport for few hours.No luggage check etc.Donno when they take things seriously.

Lemme read the improved you fully.Got looots of time today :)

Preeti said...

SREE

hawww...thats not good...

ya ya read read...

Zubin said...

This is the best thing that I have read in a long long time...

I miss the old preeti...
but am falling in admiration for this newer, cynic one.. :)


my current state of mind: "enlightened"