Archive for February, 2010

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Feb
10

Gangs of the world

Life is about gangs. From all the ages of history there have been gangs. Sure, “gang” may be a crude slang for it, but at the end of the day, when all is said and done, that’s just exactly what they are. Imagine this, Set Theory. We are all a part of the biggest set called Earth, of which the continents are the sub-sets. Then comes countries, regions and religion. Sometimes, the graph is a little complicated, but the bottomline is that we are all sub-sets of bigger sets that envelope us.
It started out violently in the past, gangs fight each other for various reasons, but mostly about territory, the lands and natural resources that come with it, the perks if you may.
There was a lot of plotting and planning, and of course recruitments. Hitler may well be one of the most influential and able gang-leaders of the Modern World, although his visions were not enthusiastically shared by the rest of the world. He was an excellent recruiter, a convincing orator and was able to bring the whole of Aryan-Germany together, in the supposed “fight” for “survival” against a “common enemy”. I don’t think any present-day politician could’ve united their own people so strongly, even for a more nobler cause.
The world wars were Global Gang fights. Anyone affiliated to a certain gang was expected to fight for his country, but it wasn’t the country that was under attack, the gangs made it seem like so. It was simply an ego-quarrel between the leaders, which brought the death of thousands, if not millions, innocent people brainwashed into thinking that they were the victims, having to fight for their lives.
But as life went on and people became more civilized, it became odd to be mean all the time. Feelings were suppressed, anger was contained, but it is just temporary, kinda like the cold-war, which was the one time when all “Gangstas” collectively agreed that any more violence with the new, sophisticated and nucleo-destructive weaponry may end us all. So, they retired to their cozy offices to discreetly plot and came up with something almost as destructive and more sinister, espionage!
Spies everywhere, spies spying on countries, other spies and their own spies. These are the gangs of spies, a subset of the Defense dept. of each country, although the set of countries do not need to exclusively belong to the set of continents, remember WWII when Japan joined forces with  Germany! No offense meant there tho’, the Japanese are the most honorable people I know.  Respect!
But gangs get easily dissolved when they don’t have a meaning, an aim, a common goal, and sometimes, its the common goal that makes the gang. That’s the beauty of gangs, and the reason why some of them are unstoppable, because their need is greater than the risk involved.
Man needs a society no matter how much he hates and cribs about the one he belongs to. He knows he can’t leave it to start his own in a new place, cos’ every other place is already taken. Yet one day, a new gang will rise from the ashes of others. A gang different from the rest, cos’ they will hate them all, and WILL be hated by all, because their aim is to change, not others, not people, but the world.