Monday, September 8, 2014
Islamabad: tempest in a teapot 2014
NOT as an advocate of any political party, is it really the serving junta that's touting Tahirul Qadri and Imran Khan from behind the blackout curtain OR are they the retired brass, chips of the old block, with little political clout? Qadri and Khan appear flattered rather than confident; it's the first time any institution has ever supported them. The ruckus helps to fill up idle time, provides some far-fetched hopes, a rickety goal of sorts, a picnicky undercurrent and a spirit of adventurism to the crowd whose shallow and fickle discernment have trampled their intellectual independence. Most importantly, destabilizing an already abused nation is universally and discreetly 'legal' in the world of politics and Pakistan's little-known cloudland- political institution is one of its leading proponents with the authority of abusing only its own people.
Will a day ever come in our lifetime when this political mafia might relent and say "enough is enough?" Highly doubtful. However, the people do have a choice .. a safe and easy one that can throttle the ghouls cavorting in this endless nightmare. As the saying goes, hit them where it hurts the most - the ballot box. Boycott all political activities and boycott every election in the country. Otherwise you're asking for it and you shouldn't squeal when the monsters bamboozle you.