What was taken for granted, the basic trust in humanity, and leaving the innocents out of conflicts, has been shattered after the evil scored over the good in 9/11. It shook our confidence, as the evil made their presence from nowhere, out of the blue – in a way from the blue skies! The sheer enormity of the deed shook mankind, what for & what is the provocation for such vengeance? Of course, the pain & after-effects have to be endured for the common good of mankind, but still the shock & the savagery was such to put even jackals to shame; at least, the latter have no choice when hungry, but for us, it was driven by mindless killing, plain hatred or worse!
According to International Civil Aviation Organization, new equipment capable of detecting explosives in water bottles, make-up kits, and tooth-paste tubes would have been installed in most airport security checkpoints by 2012. The ban had taken effect in 2006 after a failed transatlantic plot to detonate liquid explosives aboard airliners. Now, we are finding better screening technology to thwart the evil in the ongoing, seemingly endless, battle between the good & evil!
One cannot but reflect on the scientific progress that we make but also the moral decay, or rather the basic evil in mankind, shows no sign of abatement. People can be easily indoctrinated to do, think, act & perpetrate mindless acts of terrorism on innocents, based on their altered beliefs! So, in a way the more the progress we make, the more destruction will also be a side-product that we have to contend with! What use progress when it can diminish our safety, as weapons of mass destruction can kill more or even decimate humanity in total; if not now, but in the future with more progress!
All are born innocent but circumstances make some evil in thoughts & deed. The scientific breakthroughs cut both ways, as it can be manipulated for destruction. Already, evil minds will be working overtime to find ways to outwit the latest equipments to get ahead in their dastardly acts. It is an ongoing battle as some do not care for anything else but destructive & evil acts. They take advantage of a civilized society to further their agendas. Their acts are designed to cause untold misery but the society acts in a way, one is innocent unless proved guilty; unfortunately, these acts are not run of the mill to get such kid-glove treatments!
The general public has been inconvenienced, made to pay the price for heightened security with resultant delays, but they carry on stoically with a hope that things would pan-out for the good, eventually! What was time for enjoyment in sporting events are also turned into war-zones with heightened security, as these are supposed to present some with great opportunities to showcase their evil talents! The moral decay is clearly evident but how to bell the cat? Still, some countries are reluctant to act; they feel, as they are left out for now, it is not their problem! Some also, gloat over others’ sufferings, though they also are victims to some extent! These failings to unite & act as one, play into the hands of the evil & emboldens them!
The airlines industry is trying to work around the problem, but that does not solve the wider issue of real cooperation needed to tackle the issues lock, stock & barrel! The resolve is missing from the good but the evil are ever ready to strike at weak spots, and terrorize the innocents. It took 9/11 incident for most to unite, but not all! The weakest link can bring the whole house down & the world should get its priorities right; as progress in other sectors will come to naught and even play into the hands of the evil. What it takes years to build can be destroyed in seconds; and with more potent weapons, it takes fewer to do so!