Saturday, May 21, 2011

E T ? Part 2

It told me that they too have genders like us and it was female of that specie. She said that they are from another planet which we can not see as they have placed satellites in such a manner to keep it camouflaged from prying eyes. She further said in her planet they have total gender equality unlike pseudo-equality we have and her crew consisted of both males as well as females. On my asking purpose of their visit here and what does she want from me, she told me that to understand that I would need to know a lot of their background. This is what she then told me :-

Our planet is much older than your earth. We too have time calculation method which differs from yours. I will use your terminology for everything to make you understand what I say. We too evolved just like you and progressed as you are now but we have been much ahead of you in every sphere. I can say that we are more than five centuries of your time ahead of you in everything. We too have differences in physical appearance between our inhabitants living in different areas but we always lived in harmony. We shared our knowledge as well as worldly things. But then about 250 years ago a few of our leaders got more ambitious and started having disagreements. So our planet got divided into various segments as per physical appearance of persons lead by their leaders. Competition to be one up started between each segment as per ego of their leaders. Over next 100 years or so there were clashes to dominate each other and finally it was holocaust because of nuclear attacks. Only very few who had taken shelter in deep underground bunkers with proper safeguards survived. Also a miniscule number who were in isolated places like deep in jungles or caves in mountains which were of no interest as targets survived though most of them suffered ill affects of radiation. Thereafter it took us almost 100 years to find our feet properly again, not because we slid back scientifically but our environment was badly affected. We now live in peace and harmony after having learnt lesson in the bitter way. We have been watching you for a very long time, almost 100 years. We have visited your earth a number of times and found that we have almost akin environments. We, with the help of our computers decoded your languages. We have been monitoring what goes on here. We have kept almost all of your different countries under surveillance and know what is being planned. We do not wish to take over your planet but want to have good relations so we can visit each other openly. We have a lot of interesting places which your people may like visiting and we too like many of your places which we would like to spend holidays on. But after study of data collected and analysed we feel that you may not fit the bill for that. We find that our history is being re-run here but with so much more complications. It is very clear that you too are heading fast toward catastrophe. No matter how much we may like to advise you about where you are heading, we are hapless spectators as we have no miracle to make you see into your future. If we show you some of our videographed holocaust you would treat it as some horror movie shot by your famous filmmakers. Some of your countries are trying to enforce their will on weaker ones for controlling their natural resources which are scarce or limited in their own countries. In some countries greedy leaders are suppressing other people for their personal gains and most of them raise bogey of neighboring countries being enemies. This has come to a stage where some madcaps are acquiring WMDs or have their fingers hovering just over nuclear buttons. Why go that far, let me tell you of your own country. Do you really believe you are ONE? Each one of you first thinks of being native of region you live in than of country. And you treat those from other regions who are in your area with contempt. Even if some of your leaders come out with plans benefiting the country as whole, there are many others who will shoot it down because it does not suit their aspirations by calling it anti their regions. Why regions, you have so many segments ( I understood she meant parties ) with leaders who may have just a score of followers but will speak against good proposals as it does not bring anything for their gain. This greed is what made those mad leaders divide our planet leading to catastrophe. This is something which we do not have at all now. Each one of you first thinks what is it in this for me. Even as I am telling you this you too are thinking how best you can make something from our meeting by offering a good plot to movie makers. ( OMG, she got me there ). You do have a system of penalizing those who indulge in unlawful gains but do you really believe it works? How many examples can you tell where such persons paid for what they did or the wealth they made came back to the country? There have been a few minor ones but that too is so rare. Many amongst you will dance to the tune of outsiders as long as it benefits him or her without a care how bad it may be for the country. I do not have to cite example as to how because of such persons those who came in as traders and ruled your country for over a century leaving your country plundered & fragmented . Even now there are persons who play into the hands of neighboring countries to have some personal gain but they do not realize that if your country is enslaved again, they too will be nothing but mere puppets in the hands of those rulers. It is strongly felt by our people that if we inter-mingle inhabitants of your planet will corrupt minds of our inhabitants. You people do not seem to learn from your mistakes just as our ancestors did not. So I think we just need to keep an eye on your planet and offer help to those who survive your doom to rebuild your planet. Of course, our visits will continue in a hope that may be by some miracle the thinking of your people changes for living in peace & harmony.

Then she took away that iPod thing from my hand. I felt a needle prick in my hand while she was taking it away. I, momentarily, lost consciousness. And when I came to, I was sitting on ground there with that contraption high above my head flying away with speed. I looked at my watch and found that little more than half an hour had elapsed since I left home. On getting back home I found my wife waiting for me. As soon as I entered she said that my way of handling the problem seemed best. I looked towards heaven thinking that miracles have started and who knows we all may be able to live with understanding & peace.

19 comments:

Apurva said...

wow!!! second part blew off my mind..and i feel so bad about our country and even the other countries who disintegrated or might be in future because of regionalism..this post is such a lesson to people who believe in promoting their regions,earn money and power put of greed, and i started thinking that we tend to differentiate everyone one the basis of their caste and background and forget that have everything same as ours!! bporn at the same land..... a really nice mind touching post sir!!
regards
Apurva

Felicity said...

Enjoyed reading. :)

Tanvi said...

Great Post! :) I had to first go and read Part 1! Enjoyed reading both.

♡ from © tanvii.com

Vinnie said...

thought-provoking fiction, uncle!

firstly, congrats to near 40 years of a miraculous marriage...i need tips from u;)

n who said alien encounters were boring...when our spouses offer much more!

this series reminded me of Robert Louis Stevenson's 'A distinguished stranger'...though not directly related

suruchi said...

so sweet...your message to the world and hopefully some of us get it!

my god Uncle J, you managed to create a superb mystery and an outstanding conclusion!

amazing post:-)

Aparana Pitale said...

ha ha... the climax was superb, yea miracles do happen… points you gathered were nice to plot here, hope they spread far…

Starry-eyed nut said...

oh i missed the 2nd one!
This one is better than the first, very thought provoking!

Jack said...

APURVA,

How I wish that we all understand this as well as you have appreciated it! But I do fear that end of this period is not far off. Take care


FELICITY :

Thanks for you liking it. Take care


TANVI :

I am glad that you enjoyed this. Take care


VINNIE :

Thanks for your wishes. I am sure that you will prove to be a very sweet and dependable partner. Are there not some facts too in this? Nice way to take a dig at spouse. Take care

Jack said...

SURUCHI :

This appreciation coming from you made my day. Take care


APARANA :

Thanks for such encouraging view. I too hope that we all understand futility of our present way of crating differences. Take care


STARRY-EYED :

I am glad that you liked it.
Take care

Maryam said...

AMAZING POST

Jyoti Mishra said...

fantastically written, though to understand i read both parts.
nice message !!

Jack said...

MARYAM :

So nice to see you here and thanks for encouraging comment. Take care


JYOTI :

Welcome to my space. Hope to see you often and also your valuable views on my older posts, if you find time to read those. I will visit you soon. And may I bother you for information relating to IT to incorporate few things here? Take care

Jyoti Mishra said...

yeah jack sure !!

kavita said...

Very captivating and thought provoking .Loved it .

viddhi said...

beautiful !:)
loved it .. It is high time that we realize the consequences of regionalism, caste-ism etc.
i hope more and more people read it and try to bring about a change in the present situation.

i just read the story..the two parts.
thoroughly enjoyed reading .

would like to read rest of the posts too.
i will pay visit soon.
till then take care and

happy blogging! :)

Nikita said...

awww.....

Simply Beautiful...I just love the way you recite things...

Such wonderful message for all of us...How we are slowly digging our graves,Peace should perish forever !!

Jack said...

JYOTI :

Thanks. I will approach you by mail, if you do not mind. Take care


KAVITA :

How I feel that we all should think it over with open mind and decide if we want to live happily in peace or see end of the world, may be not in our time but some time surely. Take care


VIDDHI :

Welcome to my space. I feel so glad that you liked what I tried to put across. Please do give your valuable views on my previous posts too, if you find time to read. I would definitely like you to read my post on Happy Married Life written in 3 parts during Oct - Nov 2009 and give you views. Take care


NIKITA :

Are we not heading for dooms day if we continue what we are doing? Hope some good sense prevails and we can stop self destructive ways. Replied to your comment on previous post too. Take care

maheen ahmed said...

Thats one of the most greatest post I ever had a face off with. Blew my mind away. Thats a harsh reality we sure need peace and harmony or else we would be plundered like people before us. I believe Catastrophe has already hit our nation. I feel sad for each and every nation who is suffering. I wish I could come up with something that can save us from a disaster.
Text appreciated.
Peace.


Simple Uncle Jack : you are the best writer and the best person that has ever come in my life.

Jack said...

MAHEEN :

It is so good of you to give such an encouraging view. How I wish that we all can understand futility of having unwanted differences and live in peace and harmony! May be WOH SUBAH KABHI TO AAYEGI.

Take care