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Are we Humans?

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Are we Humans?

GOD & Religion were born out of exploitative conditions favoring Ruling Class to oppress women and laborers. Is it sinful to speak against GOD when whole of India is crying for the brutal rape & murder of the 8 year old chid ASIFA?

While we have to demand Justice for any religious atrocities which are further proving to be dangerous for children, isn’t it highly important for a society to understand that No Religion or any Prophet or any Religious Reformist can ‘civilize’ Human Beings. Religion is an Institution! An institution to dominate, oppress and make wealth for the Rich Class. It discriminates one another by claiming superiority or purity over others. Thus hate and power becomes its Instinct. Arrogance and brutality becomes its foundation.

As humans capable of thinking, what is stopping us from being rational? What is stopping us from asking this very simple question – when so many GODs are available, why not even one is able to STOP such brutalities?

Let us not counter this question with answers like ‘Sin’ & ‘Re-birth’! Is it rational? If we are convinced with ‘Sin’ & ‘Virtue’ then why are we shedding tears for Asifa? If we believe in someone being ‘Good’ and ‘Bad’ person, then why are we seeking justice from Court? Come – let us sing aloud to invoke the ‘Good God’ to take an avatar to kill the ‘Asura’? If we are going to say that No Religion encourages Rape or preaches ‘bad’ things, please go back to your religious texts and read what it says about Women and laboring class.

We claim ourselves to be ‘Humans’ – i.e Humans who have six senses, who can think and who has the ability to reason out. When we call ourselves Humans, it denotes the evolution from savagery and barbaric stages in which human beings were not aware of Nature. They could not understand the effects, changes and disasters caused in Nature. They had to find solace by worshiping it or seeking its grace for a healthy life. They had to cling on to something to help themselves from the fear of destruction. This belief / superstition later developed into Religion and GODs emerged out of exploitative conditions that enabled one group of people to accumulate wealth & power. While on one hand this group which emerged as Ruling Class and State oppressed and appropriated the wealth of the other Tribes through weapons & ‘Army’, it also ‘produced’ Religious Texts and Morals to make people subservient on their own – i.e willingly surrender to the POWER, the power of Kings / Masters (today it is Capitalist) in the name of GOD; in the name of ‘Paavam’ & ‘Punniyam’. Thus Religion is the most cunning and oppressive tool created by the Mankind for selfish reasons.

We as human beings capable of thinking, learning and functioning only through our senses, isn’t it strange and stupid to believe that something exists beyond our senses? Yes there are umpteen things in nature that humans have not yet explored, but how is worshiping GOD going to help us explore them? Don’t we agree that all explorations are the outcome of Human Brain and effort? Ain’t we able to reason out that the images / morals are only reflecting the same Human Life with all perversion and inequality? Having lived for ages and ages, we are only witnessing more cruelty day by day rather than ‘Dasavathara’ that can kill these evils.

I request those brothers and sisters who shed tears for Asifa or Nirbhaya or any human being to first question their beliefs, because it is US  (the believers in Religion, Caste & any such non-materialistc Idealism) who are blockades to Justice, the real justice that will establish equality in this society. We believers – the unscientific idealists are the protectors of the hegemony that sanction authority to ‘teach lesson’ to our ‘enemies’. We believe in ‘destroying’ & ‘punishing’ the ‘bad people’ without questioning the (ruling class) dictionary that defines something as ‘right’ or ‘wrong’, something as ‘good or ‘bad’, something as ‘superior’ or ‘inferior’. We believers do not question the reason for the existence of such conflicting conditions such as good / bad, rich / poor, pure / impure, powerful / powerless, Religion vs Religion, Caste vs Caste, Sex vs Sex, Race vs Race etc., we are happily convinced with the ‘Paavam’ / ‘Punniyam’ story or ‘Good’ person vs ‘bad person’. At the best we may blame a Mother for the ‘bad’ upbringing of a child.

A human being could be a ‘believer’ either because of ignorance or out of selfishness (the later being the top most reason though). Yes as humans if we are not able to question the beliefs, rather FAITH that sanctions authority to very few to use those beliefs against a fellow human being to harass, to kill, to rape, to oppress and to exploit  then are we worthy enough to call ourselves ‘civilized human beings’?

#JusticeforAsifa #Unnao #VAW #Patriarchy

 

Your ‘Self’ is not in ‘you’  

Brain antomy, 19th century artwork

You can never know who you are, until you know what Social Construction is and you will never be able to realize your ‘self’, until you know that your ‘self’ develops based on objective conditions, which are determined by Political Economy and now by the Globalized Political Economy under the clutches of Imperialism. No god man, no messiah, no prophet, no religion and no other isms can help you realize yourself because members of these institution see and propagate that one’s conduct and thinking exists in void, independent of the Economic Process that is built upon a mode of production. Every aspect of living is related to social relations. Hence to understand your ‘self’ you got to understand Social Relations; A Social Science which has scientifically analyzed the society based on mode of production and its social relations and the resultant product relations, Distribution and Exchange can only help you understand the Society in a dialectical-materialist Manner.

When source of living is materialistic, it is highly idiotic to view the world in an idealist manner and to keep searching your ‘self’ in ‘you’.  Self-Moralist approach is highly unscientific when one is remotely controlled by ‘STATE’, an organ of and for the dictators of the Economy.  The STATE actors and Economic dictators make us believe that ‘STATE’ is all powerful and it exists for the welfare of the People. State guarantees welfare through The Judiciary, The Legislative, The Executive and The Military, but these being the Organs of the state (Religion pretends to be an indirect organ in the so called secular STATE) and STATE being the guard of the then mode of Economy (Currently – Economy based upon Private Mode of Production & Profit Making through Surplus) turns each and every individual an Economic Slave.  A Slave is a slave, denied of his / her Self.

As a Slave, denied of self by the STATE and its DICTATORS where and how would you find your ‘self’? How the GOD or the Messiah will be able to guide you to enlightenment, when the survival of the GOD and its shelter by itself is dependent upon the Political and Economic agenda of those power centers.

When someone, acting as a mediator to GOD is convincing you to believe in ‘soul search’ / ‘self search’ it only means that you are allowing yourself to be fooled by an agent of an Economic Institution, namely Religion, be it in the name of Religion or Spirituality.

Any Idealist theory / faith that propagates ‘self’ as something to be existing independent of objective conditions and that self could be realized and enlightened through self-moralist approach is only a farce. To understand the objective conditions you got to be scientific, Socio-scientific and not Religio-Scientific, because Religion can never be scientific, and when it comes to Social Science Marxism is the only social science that can help you understand the society in a dialectical-materialist Manner, and thus help you understand your ‘self’.