What It Was & What It Is
What we fail to recognize as it is
becomes unrecognizable for what it was.
The unjustified tremor, terrorization, and turmoil of then
have become glorified now.
Attacking and bombing places of worship,
pillaging and destroying entire villages,
murdering anyone who identified a certain way,
raping women, setting fires for days on end
all in the name of hate.
This is no single organization
this is a government.
A government that denies the fact
and labels it as an act of protection for the country.
Those who killed thousands move up the
ladder obtaining more and more power as
those who suffered then continue to suffer now.
With no accountability, there is no condemning of actions
and instead a continuation of the plague
that is hate against peace.
Acts of silencing those who spoke the truth
in what is labeled as a “democracy”
is an action that is still pursued now.
This genocide is one of many that no media covered at the time
and is one of our history classes do not cover now.
Because we fail to label it as is
those who carried out those actions 35 years ago
live in amusement of their achievements than
and how it led to their high ranks now.
In 1984 the Indian government carried out inhumane actions
and still, do under the same agenda.
Because we failed to recognize it for what it was
it has become the inevitable of what is.