Saturday, March 15, 2008

Moral Policing

Lets first define the word “MORAL”.
Well, it’s an adjective concerned with the principles of right and wrong and the goodness or badness of human character. It is concerned with or adhering to the code of interpersonal behavior that is considered right or acceptable in a particular society.
“POLICING” on the other hand is the verb associated with prevention and detection of crime and the maintenance of public order.
Hence MORAL POLICING is a bit of preventing crimes associated with interpersonal behavior which are unacceptable in a particular society.

LOVE is not covered under the word CRIME.
HOLDING HANDS is not a CRIME.
KISSING is definitely not a CRIME.
MAKING LOVE in public may be a considered VISUALLY GRATIFYING... but it’s definitely not a CRIME.

We live in a democratic and secular republic where freedom of expression in enshrined in the constitution. It is the very basis of it.

So why is the expression of LOVE throttled as if it were a CRIME?
Why is LOVE made out to be synonymous with MARRIAGE?
Why are young couples humiliated if they spend time together?
What’s wrong with accepting a day like Valentines day and making something of it for ourselves?

I wish I could put all this down to misguided politics searching for a VOTE BANK. Somehow the mind refuses to comprehend that thread of thinking. It’s something deeper.
It’s an insecurity that stems from not being loved and respected (for obvious reasons). So they are unhappy and well... it's kinda like a forced infection that they intend to transfer!

Off with their heads, I say!!

No comments: