My mom said that there are only two kinds of people in the world, the good people and the bad people”, Said Khan. Simple enough as truth always does, but look into the world, there are so many categories existed based on different nominations. Such as the Asians, the Africans, the Europeans, the Americans according to geographical location, or the yellow, the black, the white, and the mestizo according to the color of skin, or Christianise, Muslim, Buddhist, Hinduist, according to beliefs. These are just major classifications, if you investigate further, people could be classified into more groups, within Asia, there are Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Philippines………don’t mention people from different religions, from different background of families, from different clans. People, therefore, could be classified into hundreds of categories, no wonder conflicts are so prevalent in the world. Chinese is so hateful of Japanese that we call them pigs, white people are so arrogant that we don’t want to deal with them, muslins are so brutal that they should be wiped out from the world, black people are so savage that they should be conquered and be slaves, Jewish should be eliminated by holocaust for their blasphemy, so on and so forth. What if we classify people into only two kinds, the good and the bad. From which we view people according their intrinsic qualities, such as kindness, generosity, benevolence, nobleness, versus evil, brutality, mean, and ignobleness. Prejudices and conflict of any kind would be drastically reduced if not eliminated. In this regard, we could learn from some great persons of the world, such as Nelson Mandela who crashed apartheid with forgiveness, Gandhi who won national unanimity through peaceful protest, Martin Luther King urged the colored people to give up violence for racial equality. So much hatred, violence, brutality, bloodshed, even genocide, going on every day in every corner of the world, is it the civilization that we desired after thousands of years of humanized development, so advanced of our scientific achievement, that we sent human being to the moon, we explored to the edge of solar system, looking further and further to the edge of the universe in searching of extraterrestrial life for companions, that we could not solve the problems of our own. I look deep in my heart, could not help but yelling: Diverse as human being is, why we couldn’t classify people into only two kinds, the good and the bad, while the good shall win, peace shall prevail.
Such is my random and compulsive thoughts after watching the movie, “my name is Khan.”