M.I.A.: Terrorism. The word terrorist cancels out even a baby dying and the suffering of a child.
We were watching it happen, and it was the first war that ended in the smartphone era. You’re watching these things, and it was filmed by the soldiers and uploaded by the soldiers. They were posting it and stuff, and I have to explain this to my son. There was no resolution. There was no closure. I was thinking, “How do you deal with that?” And when all other institutions, and political agents, and governments fail you, the last thing you’ve got is spirituality. So, I was thinking, these people would have to really embrace spirituality right now because they saw themselves getting ignored.
I was like, luckily for them, they’re Tamil and Hindu, and they believe in reincarnation. So, that’s cool because the 50,000 people that died that weekend would’ve been like, “Fuck it. It’s okay. We’re going to be born again.” If they thought that, then I was thinking, what is the process that happens after? Do they come back, and are they going to be more vengeful, angry and bitter, or are they gonna clean themselves and come back more serene and set a better example?
((I’ve had so many thoughts like this about Indian/ Hindu culture and caste… So many problems in THIS LIFE are ignored b/c karma theory is a really clean explanation for why privilege exists…)