Death of Goa March 10, 2008Posted by astralwicks in britain, Culture, Goa, God, india, justice, People, Tourism, World.
Tags: Bias, Cops, crime, Goa, mother, Murder, POlice, Scarlette Keeling, sin
Paradise Lost. The dirge has been sung. The obituaries have been written. Scarlette’s death has cast a shadow on the happy sands of Goa. The hunting grounds of the hippies in the 60’s and 70’s and the rave capital of India in the 90’s is under assault. The calm of the Arabian Sea is blood splattered.
The doctors and cops have bungled. Cops in cahoots with the guilty tried to wash away the sin and failed because of the distraught mother’s determination to get to the bottom of the crime.
Now the 2nd autopsy confirms that the 16 year old girl was assaulted and killed. Why can’t law enforcement officers follow the rule of the book? Is it because the victim was a foreigner? Would they have been as callous if she was an Indian? Unfortunately yes. In the battle between Us and Them, we will support us. In the battle between Us then we will support the locals. If the fight is limited to only the locals, then we will support the more powerful.
There is a ladder of bias that exists. Some would say it is invisible, but exists it does. All worldly dealings are maneuvered via this ladder of bias. There are various fields based on Nationality, Region, Caste, Status, Connections, Tribe, Language, Sex, Religion, Belief, Education etc.
My son’s crime is pardonable if it happens to someone else’s daughter. My son’s crime is pardonable even when it is against my own daughter because daughter’s are unwanted. Daughter’s can bear the attack. There is a list of justifications that miraculously take birth every second of our existence. Some say it is evolutionary. Expecting more from the human mind is almost a sin. Of course we survive because of our group affiliations and allegiance. That is how mankind has grown, learned and adapted. So Goans will favour Goans even if they rape minors and kill them. Maharashtrians will similarly support the locals who attack women dressed in western casual wear.
How can the locals be wrong? Local sin is no sin at all. Then we complain about justice? Then we complain about the death of God. Or the silence of the Gods.