Monday, August 22, 2011

Class Struggle VS Generation Struggle

It seems that the time of near end of colonization is back. The rebellion is widespread from Arab Spring in Middle East to London Riots to ethnic and ethno-religious conflicts in North Africa, South Asia, and Central Asia and somewhat in Sino- region…. From beginning to the last quarter of previous century most of rebellions were explained in terms of class struggle. People were struggling to come out of poverty either through political revolution via Communism and Socialism or through competition in Free Market Economy…. By collapse of the Communist Block and unipolarization of world order under umbrella of free market economies, it was thought that the class struggle is over…. That doesn’t seem to held true anymore as Free Market Economies not only failed to cure the poverty of the world but they themselves started trembling… The economic meltdown in USA and Europe, the hometowns of free market economies have left the world wonder….What is the real world order?…Is there, the rule of Chaos?....
Yes, that’s true. In previous century poor people were struggling against poverty from alternative platforms of socialism and communism and the rich ones were giving hope by demonstrating their rise. So there was somewhat hope either in revolution or in competition…. In today’s world both have lost their credibility so what is next?
In absence of any option, some intellectuals are trying to provide a platform (or an explanation to current events); Generation Struggle… The Arab Spring and the London Riots are the forerunners of Generation Struggle. The current generation doesn’t have the chances, choices and privileges of education, job availability, housing, car and family that previous generation had and famously called BABY Boomers Generation…. Currently, the previous generation is in authority and are deciding what suit their generation (It is what these intellectuals claim), so young generation is struggling for more rights and the denials by old generation results in Arab Spring and London Riots……….
How real is the Generation Struggle and where it is leading? I think in absence of a solid ideology and how to go for it, it is more of Chaos (As young generation doesn’t know what they want? And how to solve their problems) than a struggle……………

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Let's beat the drum!...!...!...!

Yeah, Let's beat the drum...In month of Ramadan, some people beat the drums going street to street to wake up the people in predawn time...I was always fascinated by their jobs; they wake up people from sleep in a time when they are in deep sleep... Socrates were thinking that most of us are in deep sleep like that of predawn time, so he was going from street to street in ancient Athens and cross-questioning people to show them that their lives are un-examined...When we do not analyse our beliefs and world views then it is like living in sleeping mode...The stronger the certainty in unexamined worldviews, the deeper is the sleep.......

As there is no Socrates to stop us on the streets to cross-question our worldviews, keeping diary is way to open yourself for your examination (it is famously known as self-accountability) here I have started beating the drums...let's see how much I am going to be committed to my diary :)