Monday, October 26, 2009

Internal insecurity

Bizarre events occur if one is not internally secure. 'One' refers to both persons and places. A Ph.D. scholar in IIT,Delhi is found guilty of murdering a young girl. Doctors say he is psychologically totally 'impaired'. (Oddly enough, this diagnosis by doctors may save him from the gallows since he is not in control of himself.) In other words, he is not internally secure.
Internal insecurity of countries creates huge and perhaps interminable problems. Kashmir issue and Naxalite menace in India are standard examples. Many attempts have been made over a long period of time to solve these two chronic problems, but they continue to fester because some sections feel insecure and alienated. This is not to deny that there are players who fish in troubled waters.
On a global level, America has its own problem of insecurity while dealing with China. Recently, when the Dalai Lama was in America, Obama preferred not to meet him in contrast to the tradition set up by his predecessors. It was strange that one peace Nobelist avoided meeting another. In a way, the less deserving avoided meeting the more deserving. But the question is why Obama forsook the opportunity to talk to the Dalai Lama. He feels insecure as to how China would respond. An insecure person allows himself to be governed by others.

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