Ideation: The Unprecedented Crisis Today Dr Sudhansu Dash

Jul 29 2018 4.00


Ideation is the crisis of an exceptional character. There have been crisis of various types in different periods throughout history: social, national, political, etc. The crisis come and go get modified or continue in a different form but the present crisis is different because in this crisis we are not dealing not with money but with ideas. The quarrel is between ideas and justifying the ideas. The idea of murder is justified, the idea of exploitation is justified, the idea of war is justified and the idea of injustice is justified as justice. At least before, evil was recognized as evil and murder was recognized to be murder but now murder as a means to a righteous end to achieve a noble result. The murderer justifies it as a means of achieving a result which will be beneficial to man that is justifying to sacrifice the present for the future. It does not matter what means we utilizes long as our declared pseudo purpose is to produce a result which we say to be beneficial to man. The implication is that a wrong means will produce a right end and we justify the wrong means through ideation. The crisis those have taken place before are the issues of exploitation of things or of man but it is now the exploitation of ideas which much more dangerous because exploitation of ideas is more devastating and destroying than any sophisticated destructive weapon. We have learned meticulously now the use of the power of propaganda and that is one of the greatest calamities that can happen to use our ideas as a means to transform man. Now man is not important, but the system and ideas have become important. Man has lost his significance and the idea has become significant. We can destroy millions of men as long as we produce the result and the result is justified by ideas. War is intellectually justified as a means of bringing peace and the unprecedented crisis is brought when the intellect has the upper hand over human life.


The other cause to lead to the unprecedented crisis is the extraordinary importance man giving to sensate values that is to a sect, name or country. Things made by hand or by mind have become so important that we are killing, destroying, butchering liquidating each other and also rationalizing them because of being caught in a sensate value. We are nearing the edge of a precipice, dragging us into a chaotic and confusing abyss.


To step out of the crisis needs an action which is not based on idea, on system because any action based on a system or idea  will invariably lead to frustration .The freedom from the crisis needs the regeneration of the individual instantaneously ,not a process of time, because tomorrow is a process of disintegration.


About the Author


Dr Sudhansu Dash, an International Indo-Anglican Poet, has been working as Lecturer in English in Shreedhara Swamy College of Education and Technology of Dhenkanal District of Odisha since 1992 till date is awarded Ph.D. Degree from Utkal University of Culture Odisha, Bhubaneswar in 2011. Dr Dash has bagged the award if being one of the Top 100 International English Poet in 2014 for his poem ‘Autobiography of a Human’ by Poetry First Publishing International, Canada, published in the 2015 Poet’s Showcase and Year Book. His other poems ‘The White Cloud’ bags the award of being one of the Top 100 International English Poets of 2015 published in ‘A collection of the Best Original poems 2015. His Poetry Anthologies namely ‘The Stories of the Insider”  ‘A flying Without Wings’, ’Painting the Silence’, Behind the Shadow’ Returning to Carbon’ ‘The Unopened Window’, 'It is She’ ‘The Broken Sky’ and ‘The Secret Design’ have International Publications in the United States. He has published 23 Research Papers on teaching of language ant Linguistics in reputed national and International journals of United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden and India. His articles namely “On living Without God, No Child is Born with a mind, Defamiliarising the Reality, Is self Confidence not a Self-Deception, The Authentic man, The Beauty of not Knowing, The Fear of intimacy on "social criticism, metaphysics and   many more  published in, New York, shortly going to be published as ‘The Deconstructed Center”. Dr Dash is awarded international Elite Writer’s award by poetry first Published in International for his significant contribution to the world of English poetry.