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Monday, July 07, 2008

The Enemy Within_II

Someone defined democracy as “Government of the people, for the people, by the people.” But how do we define dictatorship? What is the other name of getting into power from back doors, reigning like a king and caring least for the lot? Wild bats fly best at night; dictators have always been strengthened by the opportunists and supported by those having vested interests_ thus enhancing the span of the dictatorial rule and prolonging the misery of the masses.
For the past few years this nation has witnessed the worst kind of bloodshed ever in the history of the region. Unfortunately, the real culprit remains behind the curtain mostly because it is either a suicide attack or is labeled as one thus blaming the extremists for the blood spilled. July 06, 2008_ Islamabad was rocked yet again by a suicide bomb blast and just to leave one curious, the S.H.O. of P.S. Aabpara was removed from his office a day earlier for the neglect of his duties. Perhaps, he wouldn’t show allegiance to that someone whose word is law of the land.
Bomb blasts so frequently jolt the corners of this country for a good reason, the main objective of which is to divert the attention of the masses from the core issues. I would take liberty of declaring the inflation in general and the rapid increase in fuel and CNG prices as another such bomb aimed at diverting the attention of the masses. Keep ‘em busy looking for their bread and butter and the road is clear for you. What a journey!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is the economic system based on exploitation or more aptly the imperialism that gives rise to worst kind of autocratic, authoritarian, fascist and totalitarian regimes, who after having skimmed the huge amounts of monetary resources are enable to the circus that we are witnessing these days.
Our so-called civil-military establishment enjoys the never-ending propensity to suck the revenue generated from our hard-earned incomes dried. Which in turn is used to facilitate the functioning of the oppressive system that goes on and on despite our intense antagonism.
Until there is a sea change in our system that may leave meagre resources for the defence spending, we would perhaps never be able to have a respite from the crashing of the grindstone we are underneath.
The government has waive the subsidies off electricity, flour and from many other commodities which benefited (albeit least to the masses), but such facilities has unending supply to the gymkhanas and other schemes for those in military ‘services’.
Their kids have riding lessons daily exactly when, in the evening, the children of the underprivileged find it hard to do their school homework as the lights are out, thanks to the power crisis. How does one can imagine that the destitute will ever be able to be through the corridors of power with no opportunities to go beyond the status of the raw material for the continuity of the system.
As Mr Malik says if we have enemy within, they are those we hired (read imposed on ourselves) as counter threat to enemies without.

Just SAM!!!

chutzpah said...

If you wanna destroy a nation, destroy its strong institutions and army is one of them whih is not devoid of the patriots yet (Take the example of Mushif Ali Mir who refused to hand over air bases to the US). For a few balck sheeps, don't blame the institution. I am really worried at the incessant propaganda against it. The top brass is not the whole institution. The need is to hold them accountable for what they do and only a storng judicial system can disengage the Mullah-military-bureaucracy alliance and dismantle. Army has catapulted the democratic governments through coups. Right. It has given dictators. Right. But how are you going to defend yourselves against the India-Afghanistan-US (Israel) trio? Only force is deterence to force. Justice has always been politicized by the international players. Right is what suits their intersts.We need to be realist otherwise be prepared to be another Lybia or Egypt.

chutzpah said...

If you wanna destroy a nation, destroy its strong institutions and army is one of them which is not devoid of the patriots yet (Take the example of Mushif Ali Mir who refused to hand over air bases to the US). For a few balck sheep, don't blame the institution. I am really worried at the incessant propaganda against it. The top brass is not the whole institution. The need is to hold them accountable for what they do and only a storng judicial system can disengage the Mullah-military-bureaucracy alliance and dismantle the state within state. Army has catapulted the democratic governments through coups. Right. It has given dictators. Right. But how are you going to defend yourselves against the India-Afghanistan-US (Israel) trio? Only force is deterence to force. Justice has always been politicized by the international players. Right is what suits their intersts.We need to be realist otherwise be prepared to be another Lybia or Egypt.