By Moorthy Muthuswamy, July 2000
"We canít be consumed by our petty differences anymore
We will be united in our common interests
You will once again be fighting for our freedom, not from tyranny, oppression or persecution, but from annihilation
We are fighting for our right to live -- to exist
We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight!
We are going to live on! We are going to survive!"
The American President preparing for the final battle in "Independence Day", a movie released in 1996 gave this speech. The decisive battle in the movie was launched to destroy aliens hell bent on extermination of humans on Earth.
Indeed, I canít think of any thing more inspiring and appropriate for India at this time. After having nearly cleansed itself off almost all non-Muslims in Islamic Pakistan and Islamic Bangladesh and now Kashmir, Islamic terrorism is readying itself for the final assault on India.
It is coming in the form of increased riots, selective targeting and destruction of the Indian economy. No amount of compromise is enough for the enemy, who has shown he will stop nothing thing sort of destroying and then gobbling up entire India, piece-by-piece at a time.
In this is war of survival, the only human rights issue, India should worry about is its survival. Secular India did not ask for this fight; it is being imposed.
Now, India, take the fight to the barbarians!
Remember how the aliens in this inspiring movie were vanquished!