Issue - I have been hearing in all these years(and started believing to a large extent)that the moral degradation in Indian society is a consequence of the western culture permeating India
Reply-The objective of holding such notion was not to point fingers towards the culture of Western Society. Culture has no perfect definition and widely varies from society to society,regions to regions,country to country and so on. What seems to a cultured act in a society may come under uncultured act in a different society. The mixture of culture has no harm up to the point where the dominating effect of one over another has not started. The war for the existence between two cultures arises only when such mixture comes on the enmity terms rather than supportive or positive terms. Then comes the question 'Which one to choose if only one has to exist'.?! China does show strong willingness to resist where such question arises.Now it's upon INDIA AND INDIANS TO DECIDE how to act!!!
Issue 1. Dowry system-Not followed by Americans and British.Yet we say our materialistic culture is coz of them.LOL!
Reply- Dowry is a kind of gift now known as 'Stridhan' which was not a system then,rather it's was a way for a King kind person to show his 'Aishwarya' and a opportunity to show the prosperity of his state to the rival states.Dowry itself is not considered an illegal term unless the word 'system' is added.This system started only because the word 'demands' and all evil starts with this very word 'demand'. Western Society gave us illusion of the wordly pleasures which was contrary to the thought of our 'Rishis','Munis'. They made our people so addicted to the wordly pleasure and they still do so(Fashion,Cosmetics,Mall culture.,Luxary Cars,Luxary Bathroom,an innumerable list) and for these luxaries one is forced to become materialistic(Avarice,Dishonesty,and so on).Once you come under the cluth of 'Materiasm',you become demanding in nature,and thus the birth of root cause of all evils takes place that is 'Avarice'. Therefore, they somehow directly or indirectly,because of our ignorant nature(We were a simple rural people at that time too) influence our idea and thus in legal terms they are the abettor of evils taking place in our country.
Issue 2.Younger generation uses foul language jokingly,and also when they have to abuse someone.....But westerners are v.decent & polite to talk to.They respect uour freedom to express a different viewpoint unlike Indians who abuse you(including in online forums)when you present a different viewpoint.That we are athe world's biggest democracy is just aan illusion.In fact westerners are far more democratic and I have onserved that in online forums also,they disgree to your viewpoint,but with decency.As per my observations,Indians who have never gone abroad have learnt foul language from their frenz and upbringing also has a role..
Reply-The problem lies in upbringing of the children. They are ignorant and their mind is like a blank blackboard. It's upon the Society as how they like to upbring their youths. The ruthlessness,anger,un-cultured behavior,irresponsible act of younger generation is not only pervalent in India but in the other countries too including the western region. There were several recent incidents of voilence by the school going juveniles in America. Even in some incidents there was loss of lives too. Racist Remarks is one of the verbal voilence in such countries. Thus, the whole world is grappling by this problem we together can fight and lodge a win over such evils.
Issue 3. Female infanticide-Westerners did not teach us to kill female fotuses since they dont treat them as burden.they dont believe in show offs in marriages unlike us.so no burden in raising a girl child.
Reply-The real problem is not the female infanticide in itself, rather than the causation of such event is of great importance.Even our Scriptures is not proponent of such evil act.The real problem is poverty and imbalance in the life style and thinking to live in luxary.Our society is fearing with the event of birth of a girl child that they will find it difficult to give her basic necessities of life that is 'Roti',Kapda','aur 'Makan'.The first necessity can be fulfilled regardless of the gender of the child in equal sharing without any hitch,but, when matter comes to the second two basic neccesities,the girl child needs more in proportion especially when in juvenile age and cannot be avoided at all as compared to the male child.A girl child needs more care and protection as compared to their counterpart,failing to which,the parent in context is bound to be pressurized by the society and equally despairing.To eradicate such evil from roots and branch, the eradication of poverty is vital and indispensable aspect.Don't you agree?
Issue 4. Loud blasting music in parties-People in the west use loud music only in discotheques.Elsewhere (as in restaurants)they listen to soft music.They dont enjoy blasting music in public placesbecause they are frequented by children and old alike who may face inconvenience.But we,on the other hand,will listen to blasting music in marriages, even late night without thinking about neighbours who cant sleep as a result.Blame it on North Indian culture.But for this also the affected persons blame western culture!!
Reply-This problem is rampant in cities especially metros. I remember a story written by 'Dr. R.K. Narayan' in which it is shown that how the emp converts the poor honest and satisfied farmer to behave like a swine. I recommend that story to all who come to read my post.The catastrophic nature of luxary has taken a toll upon our lives and moral values. Who gave the notion of luxary?Read point in the reply of quest 1,though it doesn't prove our innocense.
Issue 5. Lack of punctuality in workplaces,backbiting,politics in workplaces to pull an honest coworker down.Westerners follow great professional ethics unlike us,for we have a crab mentality.
Reply-Here I can't disagree.
Issue 6. Cheap vulgar films where foul language is also used-Eve teasing is predominent.Munni badnaam hui,sheela ki jawani,etc type filthy songs only in hindi movies.If you notice all English movies,they dont use foul language,or have dirty songs.They dont show women nude DELIBERATELY just for profits,which indian producers do.
Reply-Really, English movies don't use foul language!!! Strange!!! you must be watching it on small screen only then. Anyway have you ever seen English movies?Watch for 'F' letter words,'M' letter words and so on.
Issue 7. Eve teasing,rapes in india-Western culture doesnt teach people to disrespect women.It gives equal rights to women.Women can roam freely without any threats even at night,unlike in india.
Reply-Equal rights has no relevance with the problem of eve-teasing. Eve-teasing is universal. Merely sitting at home and predicting about the happenings in the world is of no use and probably i have already replied this raised issue in one of my previous post.Indian do repects woman more than any other country and history as well as our scripttures are evident of this fact.
Issue 8.Not helping an accident victim on Delhi roads.This selfishness on the part of people is also attributed to western culture.But in west,if a person gets injured on roads,the nearby public and police rush to help immediately.So why blame those poor foreigners for our own mentality.
Issue 9. Joint families breaking is also coz of w.culture.Oh come on!The jealousy ridden sister inlaws and the divide and rule policy by mother inlaw is responsible.These "goras" dont fight like cats and dogs over milk,maid servant and which daughter-in-law got more expensive saree from the mother-in-law.
Issue 10. Brothers being materialistic and fighting with each other over parental property-Well westerners dont fight with their siblings in rowdy manner or take advantages of legal loopholes to full their material lust..Its our own mentality to accumulate as much wealth as we can.
Reply-Issue number 8,9, and 10 have already been answered by me and the senior in one way or the other.
Issue 11. Indians,esp hindus spit on their own civilization and will never agree to reading of vedas or upanishads to cleanse their polluted minds.americans are so devoted to their own religion.even if they dont follow it in totality,they never talk **** about it,unlike we hindus.now for this degradation of hindus also,w.culture is blamed!
Reply- It's a double standard thought. If you talk about vedas and upanishads,then don't talk about equal rights and eve-teasing and such feminist questions. All will fall in place if every person,regardless of the gender,in the society behaves as per the direction given by our holy scripttures. But will the feminist organization as well as studs who always indulged in hip hops show and appear in page 3, ever follow such teachings!!!
Misc. Issue 1-I can go on writing more.but i am not in the mood to write a book!
Reply-You please proceed.
Misc Issue 2. What is your opinion?Should we still blame those poor chaps for our problems?
Reply -The question remains 'who is to blame',that I wish a title given to this topic.