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Scattered Thoughts

Scattered Thoughts

December 28, 2014 2:16 pm

SCATTERED THOUGHTS

Apratim Rajib

 

ABOUT POLITICS

  • The Soviet Union collapsed in 1991 after a long-lasted clash with the capitalist world. Then socialism was still in its revolutionary stage. The aim was to establish the system all over the world. But in the last century, the countries came closer and it was difficult for two political systems to walk side by side. The dogma of socialism could not cope with the mighty capitalists. Thus the revolution ended before its final accomplishment. The concept ultimately failed because of the failure of that revolution. It had as if been decided that socialism had to be established all over the world, otherwise it would meet its end. And history chose the second story.

 

  • Ideals fall victim to human basic instincts. Even the top communist leaders were moved by their greed for money and property. The people of socialist countries had already been accustomed to the lifestyle of a class-divided society. The blue-blooded people could not give up their ego. It’s another harsh cause of socialism’s failure.

 

  • To the date, a huge number of Marxists from the Third World have forsaken their ideologies and embraced fundamentalism. The social setup, and their own deprivation, frustration and selfish attitude have changed their mindset. They are helpless victim of crude reality.

 

  • The West and some Asian countries have developed indirectly exploiting the Third World nations. Such advantage builds a strong economy and also secures capitalism in those countries from the threat of revolution of their own working class. And in the undeveloped countries, they support exploiters and fundamentalists who serve their interests. Thus the poor countries get weaker economically and culturally day by day. These countries are almost powerless and their people are too vulnerable to move against the system. This is how capitalism has become so formidable.

 

  • The West have always aimed at exerting their influence upon the non-western countries. In this view, they have created factions and internal conflicts in countries and among nations. But they have changed their policies from time to time in choosing between the fundamentalists and the secular capitalist powers of these countries to give support, depending on who serve their interests. And it’s the common policy of all capitalists. Capitalism doesn’t have any high ideals; selfishness is its principle. Beginning from the petty bourgeois class to the imperialist world-rulers, the sole mission of all capitalists is to fulfill their own interests.

 

  • In the Third World, the word ‘modernization’ is almost synonymous to ‘westernization’. The westerners modernize their lifestyle and culture from their own logic and conscience, while others just imitate them to bring about changes. Now globalization accelerates this westernization, which is leading all races to cultural homogeneity and the civilization to a big disaster.

 

  • No fundamental change can be brought about in the human world without a revolution. History tells us that for each big change of social setup (beginning from primitive communalism to the present capitalist system), a bloody battle took place. But before each of those clashes, people took a long long time to examine the existing system. Only the bolshevik revolution was an exception; it didn’t wait for capitalism’s decline. (Is it another reason of socialism’s failure, when Marx himself prophesied communism will be established after long years’ reign of socialism?) Taking history as the evidence, we can predict capitalism will one day lose all its essences and then break down. It may take a long time – may be even a thousand years; but today or tomorrow, the fall of this system is inevitable.

 

  • The capitalists now moderate themselves just in order to obstruct any socialist uprising. If the Bolshevik revolution wouldn’t take place in 1917, they would have a much more monstrous appearance.

 

  • For rapid technological advancement, most of the existing jobs will face extinction in near future. The result is: acute unemployment and a severe human disaster. Shall we then still hold on our present economic system?

 

  • As thought by economist Paul Mason, information technology has initiated a transition period. Because of abundance of free and shared information, products are being replicated. The result is: free product. It further results into free work-time, work without wages and therefore free staff. Day by day, more and more technological innovation will accelerate this massive social transition. The term ‘sharing economy’ has already come into being. It clearly indicates the fall of the existing economic system; a major change – which will ultimately lead to a socialist revival.

 

  • It’s the capitalist society that allows men to dominate women and commit sexual crime. The capitalist society also instigates cultural abuse that gives birth to pornographic and morally perverse commercial art provoking people to commit such crime. So socialism is essential even for eliminating gender disparity.

 

  • ‘Human rights’ and ‘humanity’ are some fake words that the capitalists utter; fake because they do it out of a fear of socialist movement. They started to use these words only after Marx had given the idea of communism and Lenin had given it a true shape.

 

  • Words like ‘integrity’ and ‘honesty’ are meaningless in this capitalist world, which itself is based on an immoral system.

 

  • Poverty, racism, communal hatred and nations’ political conflict are leading the civilization to an unimaginable crisis. In order to save the world from its impending doom, it’s now our sacred duty to form a socialist world-republic.

 

  • China’s claim to form a perfect socialist nation after achieving a tremendous economic base is baffling. After reaching that height, their any attempt to establish a perfect communist system will be forced to fall flat by their own people.

 

  • ‘Divide and rule’ is a policy that the ambitious politicians have always taken. For example: the British rulers adopted this policy in the Raj and consequently India split into three countries. Now the Hindus are an insignificantly small community in Pakistan, but the country’s controllers have created factions and rivalries amongst the Muslims themselves for the sake of their dirty politics.

 

  • Long before quitting from India, the colonial rulers had planned to split it and keep a part of it under their influence. That’s why they created Pakistan. Pakistan is nothing but a British India and as a western agent, it’s constantly trying to disrupt the whole region’s advancement.

 

  • Still in this industrial modern age, Pakistan’s social structure is feudalistic that reminds the Mogul era; and the feudal lords have kept it a theocratic country as well for the sake of preserving their own positions.

 

  • India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan have geographical, cultural and ideological affinity and their overall advancement will be difficult if they don’t have strong ties. So what they can do best for fulfilling their own interests is to form a confederation.

 

  • The harsh fact that there isn’t a single welfare state in the world has this firm ground: all the nations support cigarette industry; although cigarette is injurious to health, the industry is backed for its big role in making capital.

 

  • Each new sociopolitical system so far, has at first opposed religion (or at least the established faith); but later has adhered to that faith.

 

  • Every human being has a right to take the whole planet as her/his motherland and to move anywhere s/he wishes. International borders and restrictions to cross those borders deprive one of this birthright.

 

  • Each race should have a distinctive identity and so they need to have its own culture. However, the consciousness of a race shouldn’t be too extreme to provoke racism.

 

  • Anti-Semitism is the ugliest example of communalism and racism. Some communities and races recognize the Jews in such derogatory ways as if they were not even humans.

 

  • Fundamentalism is the factory waste of late capitalism and imperialism. The capitalists have given birth to the fundamentalists for their own sake.

 

  • An inherent nature of the fundamentalists is: their intolerant attitude involves them in an internal clash. They create factions among themselves.

 

  • In Bangladesh, the so-called secular democrats are trying to replace the right-wing parties. They are desecrating temples and demolishing idols in order to have some right-wing features. Their real aim is to eliminate the right-wing block and to have the communists as their main rivals. However, for replacing the right-wing power, they’ll probably not alter their level of ‘secular democrats’.

 

  • The racial and religious minorities of all countries can generally be called snob, because they try to flatter the majorities by hook or by crook.

 

  • Marriage is an institution that lessens women’s freedom to some extent, but it’s inevitable for building up human qualities, especially sexual love. If marriage is forbidden, sexual love will have its place only in history and past days’ literature. So in the society, marriage makes a significant role and should be sustained for the sake of civilization.

 

  • In our society, housewives play a key role, and yet they are unpaid. And such treatment of the society doesn’t degrade their worth. But the society consider them only worthy of leading a rigorous and disdainful life as if they were just whores accepted into its mainstream.

 

  • Politics is omnipresent in human and even animals’ society. It’s present in the worlds of art, science, other cultural norms and what not? Even if two persons live at a place, they will attempt to influence each other; there will appear a power-struggle.

 

  • Identity is a very important issue. Suppose, in order to please another community, you abandon your language, culture, ideologies and even your name. Then, do you think that community will be satisfied? Now, after taking everything from you, if they try to eliminate yourself, you will probably find no word of protest. But will you still snobbishly surrender to their will?

 

  • Artists have always come out of the dominated class – the oppressed, or the colonized, or the minorities. The ruling or dominant class hardly feel the necessities of art.

 

  • Literature generally flourishes surrounding the center of a political unit, and in the language of that region. Thus Hindi literature developed in the central region of Mogul India, while Delhi was the country’s capital. Then during the British regime, Bangla literature had an amazing progress centering Calcutta. Now in the 21st century, the world has become a ‘global village’ and the White House is its center, and English is now the dominant language in the world of letters.

 

  • In a country like Bangladesh, the majority office staff fast on special religious occasions. But then the staff from the minority communities too don’t get tea or snacks that they are given twice a day in other times of the year. So am I still bound to believe Bangladeshi society has a non-communal and secular environment?

 

  • Bangladeshi textbooks and guidebooks, in their contents on the history of the war of 1971, do not acknowledge India’s contribution to the expectation. The Bangladeshi cricket fans give an all out support to the Pakistanis while they play against the Indians. Will it be wrong to claim the hatred of the Bangladeshi Muslims for India is mostly because of their hatred and jealousy for the Hindus?

 

  • People have a tendency to call others’ names with their economic or ethnic or communal identities.

 

ABOUT PHILOSOPHY

  • Artists don’t give new ideas; it’s done by the philosophers. An artist’s job is just to beautify those ideas and give them artful colors so that they become attractive and tasteful to the common people and they accept and possibly believe in those concepts. It’s like making custard from fruits that nature provides. Thus through ages, artists have made a great role in popularizing philosophers’ beliefs and worked as their supporters to spread new and newer views.

 

  • Sophistication is the nature of civilization. Those who call themselves naive, are in fact blockhead and they inwardly nurture evil ideas. And a sophisticated mind needs good and evil thoughts at the same time, and of similar measure and importance.

 

  • The height of a civilization is traditionally measured not with the scale of conduct but with the code of conduct.

 

  • Reason that ignores human natural tendency is unjustified. And any social or political theory or law based on such unjustified reason is also wrong. Social restrictions to love and liberty lead a person and the society to decline.

 

  • If human philosophy is established ignoring natural tendency, there appears disharmony between his thoughts and action. Then hypocrisy and lie fill human life and society. So evil idea is born from ignoring natural tendency. Such trend of ignoring natural tendency is in fact the murder of truth.

 

  • Totalitarianism is born from ignoring the individual existence of a human being. One can gain a good inner entity by the development of self. Family, tribe, community, political party and nation-state – all destroy personal individuality. And when a state does not recognize personal individuality, it becomes a totalitarian state.

 

  • The Greek philosopher Plato’s all ideas were based on his concept of beauty. He at first decided there is a beautiful celestial world and preached all his philosophies based on it. As his ideas grew from an unreal thing, he failed to find the truth.

 

  • Actually there are right and wrong processes of thinking. If someone at first thinks of the reason of one’s own action, one can find the impact of the society and nature on it (i.e. one’s action). Then one can know the organization and tendency of the society. Then if one tries to know the reason of the social tendency, one can find society is a creation of nature and all natural objects and laws are related to each other and the universe is an undivided object or thing.

 

  • Scientists now possess the full right to say about natural rules. Philosophers have very reasonably lost that distinction.

 

  • The teachers are the most detestable hypocrites. The teach their pupils the values of politeness, honesty and courtesy, and also of amity and humanity. And in their own manners, they entirely lack these virtues, and often behave in ways contradictory to those.

 

  • Modernity is a tendency. Each new culture or artistic trend is modern. So just modernity can’t be the assessor of a piece of art.

 

  • Without literature, the civilization could not have such a tremendous progress. If science is said to have given birth to the flesh, blood and bone of modern civilization, literature must be credited to have given it life, energy and sensation.

 

  • Any change in culture and lifestyle terrifies the older generation. They take it as a disaster. But social, technological and cultural transition can’t be obstructed; such obstruction will make harm to the normal advancement of civilization, which will ultimately lead to its sickness and death. For instance, now technological development has become the cause of a disaster of different traditional genres like music, movies and even literature; new genres like computer games, animation movies and installation art are taking their place. Yet we have nothing to do but to happily accept it as a normal change of culture and civilization.

 

  • Death is essential for the advancement of civilization. If man wouldn’t be mortal, the old people would take the control of society for ever and obstruct its change and progress.

 

  • There is a distinct world in everyone’s mind. With one’s death, an entire world perishes.

 

  • A human being must die, and one’s personal achievements will come in no use of one’s own after death. S/he will then be reduced to only a name. So everyone should work for collective welfare forsaking one’s own interests and selfishness. Does Shakespeare now know he had a grand achievement in literature? His glory is of no use to him today.

 

  • And it’s unwise for anyone to wish to substitute Shakespeare or to feel jealous toward him. Being Shakespeare for a new writer is not essential; the important thing is: the real person of that name completed the task with possible perfection that was expected from him. So everyone should be proud of Shakespeare’s works taking those as assets of mankind. Or if s/he is self-centered, then s/he can take his works as her/his own; and feel satisfied that s/he has reached her/his goal.

 

  • When using a comparative or a superlative degree, one should be careful and tactful. For example, such words as “Plato is the greatest philosopher” or “Plato was greater than the Buddha” will arouse much controversy as many will opine differently on these issues. So the best way is to avoid such comparisons. In this sense, making an order of the great persons’ merit is a more ridiculous folly.

 

  • The common people have indifference and apathy for art. They can’t enter the complex world of art and literature, and can’t appreciate any art-creation of high order. As a result, admirers of art and literature are always a minority in society.

 

  • Who’re the most persecuted people? Many will opine in favor of the female, or of the communal, ethnic and ideological minorities. I’ve a different opinion: it’s the poets. If you’re a poet, you’ll have attacks from your parents, siblings, spouse, children, relatives, neighbors, teachers, friends, colleagues and even from doctors. The common people don’t try to read the poets’ mind and they virtually live in exile.

 

  • The ordinary artists try to get their styles or themes from the creations of other artists, which the great artists never do. The great artists always try to get their materials from life and the world.

 

ABOUT PSYCHOLOGY

  • A human being naturally wants to survive. This is why s/he always tries to make judgment about her/his failure, disgrace, crime and accident (i.e. some unbelievable happening). And when s/he fails to do, s/he loses her/his will to survive.

 

  • One’s past-history does have a vast influence upon one’s mind. One’s ideology, principle and philosophy are based on one’s own life-experiences.

 

  • One’s life-experiences form one’s personality and mindset. That’s why, sometimes even unsuitable circumstances play a key role in one’s establishment. Poverty and social misjudgement are not always bad for a person, these sometimes contribute to her/his grand success.

 

  • One’s outlook is variable. One can think differently in different situations i.e. one creates one’s logic based on circumstances.

 

  • Every human being is sick of a disease called dissatisfaction. S/he is never satisfied in the existing situation. Ambitious persons wish to change the society due to dissatisfaction of the existing system.

 

  • We can recall the life history of Bengali epic poet Michael Madhusudan Datta (1824-’73). It’s a common belief that Datta converted to Christianity merely for avoiding a marriage and going to England. But I think, also a desire of getting isolated from parents, community and society inspired him to do. It’s a desire that prompts an ambitious and talented person to get alienated consciously.

 

  • Absence of selfish ambition is a major key to success. Selfish ambition makes one tense and prevents one from achieving goal. One must work in order to do welfare to mankind and not for one’s own interest, fame or glory.

 

  • A bigger fault or error may blind someone of a smaller fault or error. And s/he may be unaware of such blindness for a long time or even for her/his life-time.

 

  • Human mind becomes filled with remorse and a sense of guilt when s/he fails to act according to her/his individual moral concept. And sometimes s/he is not conscious whether those moral views are rational, rather s/he stresses importance on how the society takes them.

 

  • When a person knows of human tendency and its direct or indirect influence upon her/his surroundings, and when s/he knows all inter-relations of nature, human society and a person, s/he favors human love and welfare instead of enmity, hatred and jealousy. But it’s possible only when a person gets isolated from the social stream. And one’s such mentality dies when one returns to social life and the society leads one again to competitions and struggles of life.

 

  • Man’s cry is for remote things. Sometimes a far distant thing seems to be more attractive than a nearer one. Again, a person may aim at an unreachable goal rather than an attainable one. (However, an opposite situation may also appear.) It’s present even in one’s love affair. And when a person meets one’s favorable and unfavorable situations, one becomes satisfied in a mediocre achievement.

 

  • A person may neglect a minor achievement when s/he aims at a bigger one. But one evaluates even one’s minor achievements of the past to be important when one either reaches the peak of one’s success or falls from one’s prevailing position.

 

  • Most people are similar in behavior because of basic instincts (lust, greed, envy, jealousy, sorrow etc). All instincts have a comprehensive influence upon an individual’s psyche.

 

  • According to Freudian psychoanalysis, human mind is dominated by three elements – Id, Ego and Super-ego. The other two than Ego are in the unconscious part of mind. Every person, at first, is concerned with oneself. A person’s love, hatred, jealousy, rivalry – all these things are influenced by one’s Ego. Superiority Complex makes one feel that one is superior to others. One having such complex, neglect younger or socioeconomically deprived or ‘unfair’ people. And Inferiority Complex is just the opposite. It undermines a person psychologically in society. For example, a conservative wife may think herself inferior to her husband. One’s tendency of imitating others is related to one’s inferiority complex. One imitates another one only when one suffers from inferiority complex i.e. one feels oneself inferior to that person. A child also imitates its elders as it has this complex.

 

  • The guilt complex of a victim (e.g. a raped woman) refrains her/him from complaining against the offender. If a lover suffers from guilt complex, s/he doesn’t dare to expose the private affair to others. If an introvert person has a socially restricted love affair and s/he reveals it to others, her/his guilt complex lets it die. The poets and artists from an apparently primitive society suffer from guilt complex as most of the persons in such a society are illiterate and they undermine art and literature.

 

  • A person having persecution complex always feels oppressed by others. S/he remembers every misdeed of other persons and keeps it in mind throughout her/his life if possible. Then s/he becomes hateful to others feeling alone and oppressed. Furthermore, there are some people who have a self-tortured mind. They emphasize memorializing past-history of enmity, hostility or bitter relationship with others and imagining themselves in an embarrassing situation. And such attitude infuriates them. Guilt Complex and Persecution Complex are inter-related.

 

  • One memorializes something when one sees a particular object. The shape of an object reminds one of an incident, idea or thing. Some of these sights are very pleasing to the viewer. Again, sometimes we go to another place and forget the purpose. Then if we return to the previous place, we can memorialize the purpose. Thus that forgotten thing revives in our mind again. A musical composition also may remind one of a special thing or a sight or a person. Moreover, identical match of a former beloved with another one leads one falling in love with the latter one.

 

  • Again, sometimes one may get some idea when one works with or looks at some object. One may impose some idea on the object that becomes a model of that particular thought. In fact, that object becomes the symbolic substitute of that thought or idea.

 

  • The final stage of alienation is introversion. In such a state of mind, a person wants to be different from others in aims and views. One likes to make one’s own separate world and avoids other people’s thoughts and interests irrespective whether those are justified or not. One may be introvert for a number of reasons: –
    1. If someone has no right or is persecuted in a society or in a family or in an institution, one’s free will wants to revolt. Then if one fails for physical or mental incapability or for both, one tries to get alienated from the realm one lives in. Thus one becomes introvert.
    2. One becomes extremely introvert when others of the society hurt one’s idea or ambition. Then one finds it safer to be alone and isolated.
    3. If a sensitive person is hurt, s/he takes it as a hostile act and becomes angry and isolated. Then s/he becomes introvert.
    If an introvert person becomes extrovert for some time, it becomes harmful to her/him; s/he cannot adjust with the extrovert circumstance.

 

  • Being over-extrovert is a sign of intellectual dullness.

 

  • Man’s fear of ghosts is, in fact, his fear of darkness. The unexplained stereotype of religion prompts a person to believe in inexplicable spiritual powers making her/him irrational. A human being fears religious order like s/he fears darkness. So man’s fear of religion and supernatural ideas comes from darkness and ignorance. And for the same reason, many people are afraid of social restrictions.

 

  • Everybody does have a soft mind in the early age. If hurt or humiliated by others, it slowly becomes hard. Even a romantic and cultured person may turn to a beast if severely hurt by others.

 

  • The mental health of a person is influenced firstly by biological order (or disorder) and secondly by her/his society.

 

  • An angry person feels deprived and oppressed. Her/his brain is set to feel oppressed and s/he becomes cruel to others.

 

  • A hot-tempered person is supposed either to be devoid of love or to have passed through a bitter experience of a futile love affair.

 

  • There is superstition almost in everyone’s mind. One becomes superstitious when one feels some supernatural power is creating barriers in the way of accomplishing one’s dream or ambition, or some fatal blow is disturbing one’s life.

 

  • A personal philosophy influences one’s manners and deeds; one can both win and lose in one’s academic life, professional career and family life. Again, philosophical complexities may be the root cause of severe psychosis.

 

  • One’s ethical sentiments are also related to one’s mental inconstancy. One makes an oath when one faces some danger and after overcoming the danger, one forgets it. Again, one tries to avoid a sin when one is in danger and one ignores that habit soon after one overcomes the danger.

 

  • An artist largely depends on music for any delicate feeling, which is the raw material of her/his art-creation. A writer or a painter or a follower of any other art-form – whoever s/he is, has to rely on music for the sake of art-creation.

 

  • One’s being religious doesn’t ensure one is communal. Again, one’s secular attitude doesn’t guarantee one has a non-communal mind. And my personal experience tells, fanatic people use much more vulgar words than the progressive ones do.

 

ABOUT LOVE

  • Love can be defined as the refined shape of lust developed with the progress of human mind and civilization.

 

  • When love and lust both emphatically exert influence upon one’s mind, one does have the abuses of sex most excessively.

 

  • Generally all fall in love in their teenage, as sexual impulse doesn’t go extreme in this period of life. A teenager’s physical desire is suppressed and s/he naturally thinks of love instead of lust. This is why while such a teenager becomes adult, her/his love dies.

 

  • Someone who falls in love only for one’s thirst for beauty, makes a dream-world and lives with the beloved in that world. It’s blind love that is isolated from reality, because such kind of love is never based on reason and the lover never becomes reasonable about her/his affair.

 

  • If a blind lover reaches the goal and gets her/his beloved, s/he cannot last her/his love after the union because dream and reality stand against each other in this situation. A blind lover always does harm to her/himself and others. Likewise, if a parent does have blind affection for her/his child, s/he makes harm to the child. A blind lover is a dream-lover. S/he thinks her/his beloved to be the best one in beauty, character and personality. Such a blind lover cannot make relation between dream and reality. So s/he fails either to get her/his beloved or even to be happy with him/her after getting married.

 

  • Society influences one’s nature of love affair. A Hindu woman usually doesn’t think of an extra-marital love affair, as divorce is not allowed by her society and faith. Again unlike others, a Muslim boy or girl easily falls in love with her/his cousin, as it is permitted by the Mohammedan society.

 

  • If someone falls in love despite the certainty of its failure, one feels sorrow from the very beginning. It’s because the guy likes to indulge in sorrow. Such a person hears sorrowful music and daydreams. As a result, s/he enters an imaginary and false world. It’s an obsession and folly that turns even a wise person to a fool.

 

  • If one’s love is one-sided and doesn’t develop into a mutual affair, it nor even creates any lasting effect on the lover’s mind. Because in such a situation, the lover doesn’t have any memory of her/his love. Love without memory has no importance to the lover in her/his later life. That’s why an one-sided crush doesn’t create any sorrowful feeling in the lover’s mind after it’s over.

 

  • Even if one does have generosity on all other matters, one can’t be generous about one’s love affair. One can’t accept the idea of sharing or leaving one’s beloved with another one.

 

  • The 19th-century writers raised their voice against the steadfastness and heartlessness of society. Especially romantic heartbreak was their favorite theme. Their aim has been fulfilled as social bondage has loosened, which has further resulted in alienation and another kind of heartlessness. So each age has a distinct reason of worry and frustration.

 

  • If one wants to be a class artist, one must be free of the obsession of love even when one creates a piece of art about love. On the other hand, those who create crude pornographic works, in fact use their own lustful thoughts in their works.

 

  • Anti-social love is not always incidental rather sometimes intentional. Such type of lovers are rebels against social traditions and get involved in love affair disapproved by their society. Sometimes a person is attracted to a person of a different community because of the inter-communal barrier.

 

  • A person never can love an inferior person (in beauty, education or social status) of the opposite sex. S/he can only have lust for that person. For example, a man may be lustful to his maidservant, but never can love her. Likewise, a well-educated person can only have lust for an illiterate person of the opposite sex. Furthermore, an educated or well-off man cannot love a prostitute.

 

ABOUT SEXUALITY

  • A person’s (male/female) sexual feeling is exposed since one’s very childhood. This unconscious sexual passion is revealed through one’s attraction to one’s parent of the opposite sex. A male child’s weakness is for his mother and a female child’s preference is for her father. This complexity of child-psychology is called Oedipus and Electra complex respectively. Both of the parents get sympathetic toward a child of the opposite sex for her/his lack of knowledge about the opposite sex’s psychology, feelings of happiness and sorrow, dreams and needs. The most extreme form of Oedipus complex is seen in Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, where we see Hamlet’s fascination concerning his mother’s adultery. But it’s also true that mother-fixation can save one from being sexually perverted.

 

  • Sex is necessary for mental stability. If sex would not exist, human thinking ability would not be so vast and amazing.

 

  • It’s sex that determines one’s feelings of beauty and ugliness of other human beings. One becomes conscious of beauty and deformity of others with the growth of sexual passion in one’s mind.

 

  • One’s alienation begins with the interpretation of sexual feelings.

 

  • In academic books, the infant and teenage learners come cross more male characters than female ones. Girls find it a matter of thrill and fun, and have the consciousness of being the second sex. As a result, the girls have maturity about romance and sexuality earlier than the boys.

 

  • Excessive sexual impulse creates a distorted mind. Too much contemplation on sex (both love and lust) lessens one’s mental tranquility and thinking ability.

 

  • Sexual passion, especially lust, works like a fire to instigate anger in one’s mind. Thus sex works as a cause of excitement and therefore extremism. Also a person (male/female), who is sexually dissatisfied, gets irritated easily.

 

  • Marriage is necessary for one’s maturity. The unmarried people take sexuality as a funny and vulgar practice. Only marriage makes the sense in one that it’s a reality and a necessity. And such realization doesn’t wake in one’s mind until one gets married.

 

  • Nudity or sexual perverse isn’t a sign of modernity, rather of primitive practice.

 

  • Rape means forced sexual intercourse, even if committed by the victim’s spouse. Forcing someone into marriage is also a crime of the same degree.

 

  • Nowadays a marriage generally breaks up for sexual dissatisfaction of either of the spouses. It mostly happens if the couple live at different places or don’t give each other much time. In such a situation, a spouse can’t consummate her/his sex-hunger and the relationship finally ends in a breakup.

 

ABOUT RELIGION

  • A religion signifies the different stages of human life such as birth, propagation and death with anniversaries, wedding and funeral ceremonies. Thus it gives it colors, honor and a new meaning. In this way, it marks a remarkable difference on it from the lives of inferior animals, birds, insects, aquatic creatures, trees and plants.

 

  • The religious texts give the impression that all principal faiths have remarkable similarity. It will, I hope, not be wrong to say there is basically one single religion in the world. This single faith was preached differently in the countries through ages, so they came to be known as different religions. And the ‘sacred’ books are just different texts of this single faith.

 

  • Incorporeal monotheism is one kind of idolatry, as it actually upholds the existence of an invisible idol to which the believers either pray or supplicate.

 

  • Religions instigate people to believe in fate and divine order. The poor take their poverty as a divine gift and don’t try either to eradicate it or to move against the existing social system. That’s why religions have always been used as tools of exploitation.

 

  • Religions are just some fixed and rigid codes, and it’s the artists who give them romantic colors. Thus poets like Rumi, Milton and Tagore have remarkably elevated the standard of the ‘sacred’ texts of their respective faiths, and given them new meanings, and also made them acceptable to the people generally from all communities.

 

  • If a religion discourages the practice of art, it in fact lacks the noblest essence a religion deserves.

 

  • The distinction of religions is characterized by the difference of languages that the religious texts are written in. This lingual difference distinguishes Hinduism and Buddhism, or Judaism and Christianity.

 

  • All the existing religions represent distinct languages and cultures that give different identities to their followers. Hinduism, Confucianism and Christianity are upholders of the Indian, Chinese and European languages respectively, as the ‘holy’ texts are written in these languages. And these faiths respectively uphold Indian, Chinese and European cultures. These faiths propagate those cultures throughout the world. So we can say religion is a means of cultural imperialism. And a faith often can be used as propaganda of intercultural war. So if a common world-religion is to be established, it must be freed of any cultural identity. Otherwise it will be used as a tool of lingual and cultural imperialism and ultimately remain a faith accepted by a small portion of mankind.

 

  • A religion of foreign origin is harmful to a race and its culture, because it ignores the root of that culture.

 

  • It’s not religion but its institution (e.g. Christianity is a religion and the Church is its institution) that ignores individualism and creates communal divide in mankind. This institution must be uprooted.

 

  • Each surviving religion has a trend to preserve prevailing social norms and thus upholds conservatism. A faith upholds old concepts and usually denies reason and scientific truth. And a religion offers some fixed codes, which if not modified, get fierce appearance and thus the faith loses acceptability.

 

  • The existence of religion is necessary even for an atheist. Because atheistic attitude is the outcome of a mind opposing religion in a society where believers and non-believers co-exist. The presence of faith in society motivates a non-believer to be a person of good character justifying her/his will to be an honest atheist. So an atheist’s existence sometimes justifies the survival of religion.

 

  • It’s true a religion propagates superstitions in a society and in the mind of an individual. But if religion would not exist, a void of belief would be created and people would have much more superstitions filling up that blank space. So instead of total extinction of religion, we should support its constant modification.

 

  • A person creates circle around her/himself. S/he does it in order to justify her/his thoughts and social position. For example, a person who doesn’t like Hindu culture or society but holds a Hindu title, feels a natural weakness for the community. Thus a community encircles even a non-believer.

 

  • Religions generally stress more on rituals than on moral teaching.

 

  • To hate is the deadliest sin. Religions provoke people to commit this sin – instigate them to hate other people for religious or sectarian or ideological differences.

 

  • Religions based on simple and linear outlooks attract more people than the faiths having well-constructed philosophies.

 

  • Religious texts are written in persuasive and convincing language. Anyone read those, will more or less be influenced.

 

  • The followers of almost all religions utter verses that the priests recite from some classical books (written in obsolete languages) that they don’t understand. What’s the significance of uttering words that are meaningless to the person who utters?

 

  • The Hindu civilization has paid for its caste-divide. In the antiquity, it caused the split of the society and led to the emergence of Buddhism and Jainism. Later this caste-divide led many people to convert to Islam and Christianity. And eventually in 1947, it resulted in the partition of the country and birth of the rival nation Pakistan. So communalism isn’t anything new in the subcontinent; it has its origin in the country’s far distant past.

 

  • Like all other existing faiths, Hinduism is also a monolithic one. Only having many deities doesn’t make a faith pluralistic, especially while those deities are honored with a similar system of worship (i.e. Puja).

 

  • Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism and Brahmoism are nothing but some diverted forms of Hinduism. The fundamental essence of all these religions is the same.

 

  • The first condition of being a true Indian (i.e. a perfect person from the Indian subcontinent) is to hold Hinduism in one’s heart. Those who have become great from other Indian communities (e.g. Kazi Nazrul Islam), have done through nurturing Hindu religion and culture in the core of their heart. It’s Hinduism that is the mainstream of the subcontinent.

 

  • Religions claim there is a supreme deity who is immanent. If it’s true, then every sadistic pleasure, or a wish to commit an immoral act, or a cruel and inhuman conduct is shared by that supreme deity. Then the sin committed by a criminal is at the same time a sin of the equal measure by the supreme deity. This logical argument brings the supreme deity and a supreme evil power to the same stage.

 

  • Religions claim the deity to be kind and merciful. Now, if we look at the living world, we mostly find cruelties, enmities and bloodshed. Is it believable a loving and merciful deity has created a world full of hostilities and cruelties?

 

  • Almost each faith credits the supreme deity to reserve a heaven only for its followers and a hell for all others. If it’s true, the deity must be a fool and blockhead.

 

  • If a materialist wants to have an essential uplift, s/he can follow Buddhism, a philosophy having the most secular ethical codes. However, Buddhism isn’t for all; because if everyone aims for psychical bliss and asceticism, social life will turn to a chaos.

 

  • Buddhism appears to be a uniquely democratic religion. According to this faith, none gets birth with special divine blessings and everyone has a chance and the equal right with others to become a Buddha (i.e. an enlightened one). A human being can even become a deity in the next birth, and deities are also mortal and subject to growth, disease and decay like humans.

 

  • The Buddha wanted to eradicate the ritual of sacrificing animals and birds (and sometimes even humans). That wouldn’t be possible if he tried to reform Hinduism, as this faith has different groups of varied ideologies. For that aim in view, he had no option but to found a new faith.

 

ABOUT SPORTS

  • A language is created through systematic uses of sound. People use it as a powerful mode of thoughts and expressions. Expressions of thoughts have created human relationship. Human relationship has resulted in the formation of human society. Refined thoughts have given birth to culture and civilization.
    Music is also a mode of expression of indescribable feelings of life. Simulation also has inner meanings. Dancing is also an expressing art-form.
    All of these bear human ideas and emotions and that’s why they have influenced human cultural world or civilization.
    Soccer, cricket, baseball, basketball, rugby – all these games are formed of balls (at least a ball is used in almost all sports), other essential things, a play-court or field and rules. The fans set their minds on these elementary things of a game. These elements, environment and rules make together a self-contained unique world.
    We can remember the ritual of fighting between two or more warriors in ancient Rome that was known as “Gladiators’ battle”. There appeared much crowd in the amphitheatres and they made noise and supported the Gladiators being divided into two groups. It was the rule that one or a group of the fighters must kill the others. And such brutality was supported and enjoyed by people.
    Moral rules support cultural world. Some civilizations are richer in moral standard than the other ones. But in some basic moralities, all the cultural worlds are alike. On the contrary, rules of sports are related to the elementary things and scores. Rules are made in order to make a game exciting and competitive only. For example, when some player is hurt by another one in a soccer match, none of his fans feels sympathy for him but all of them claim a penalty from the referee. So a penalty for a foul does not create any moral reflection. The spectators and audience become absorbed in such a world where win or loss is the main factor.
    Riots among the sports-fans are no more astonishing. A huge number of accidental deaths are there in recent history. It is because the unique world of sports is full of hatred and jealousy. Such hatred and jealousy have given birth to social unrest, racist thoughts and communal malice. So the world of sports is very much devoid of the concept of civilization. Therefore a question of doubt may arise concerning the idea that sports bring peace and harmony among citizens, communities and even nations. In fact it reveals the dark inner souls of human beings that live behind their innocent appearances.

 

  • In a game, similar things repeatedly happen. Thus in a soccer match strikers score and stoppers defend, and in a cricket match a bowler throws the ball and a batsman either hits or defends it. This same story is written again and again, and it makes the unwise spectators enchanted and amazed.

 

  • A game bears the cultural heritage of a race. For example: soccer has different integral terms like goal, foul, penalty, referee etc. Now, these words have morphological meanings to a person from England, where the game originated. But a Bengali person uses these words as if they had no distinct meanings, as if they were just soccer’s terms. Thus a game originated in one part of the world, has little inward significance to a person from another culture.

 

  • A tournament is organized not only for profit-making; it makes the mob excited and sometimes even maniac. Thus it diverts the public mind from political, economic and social issues, supporting the aims of the aristocrats and bourgeois class.
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