Good visuals excite me.
The beauty of nature mesmerizes me.
Memories of Pakistan nostalgia-te me.
Position of women worries me.
Chauvinists exasperate me.
Preachers of false dogmas enrage me.
Terrorism sickens me.
Extremists frustrate me.
Moral policing infuriates me.
The lost community baffles me.
Racism saddens me.
Political bastards need to get a life!

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Monday, August 23, 2010

The Horror that Pakistan is Becoming

I tried, but I just could not resist from speaking my mind about this. It's about the murder of the two brothers in Sialkot. So many things are going on in my head and I can't seem to make coherent my chain of thought. I've watched the video a couple of times and it is absolutely heartbreaking to watch the interviews of the family members of these boys.

First of all. What I can't seem to make sense of is the public that is casually watching and getting a kick out of this real-life/realtime bloodshed. Apparently there are two boys being killed by two other men, there are a couple of policemen, and quite a large audience. Why isn't anyone screaming against this atrocity and trying to toss some sense into the so-called saviors of the public? Oh wait, didn't I hear the police in fact telling the murderers to finish the boys off? What kind of society is this? Here I am going on about women not having any rights, but then this is precisely the problem! How can anyone have rights in a country where the law is the biggest enemy of the public? How can there ever be justice in a country where the public is too scared, or too lazy to ask for justice? How can a people or country progress, when this is the rate and speed at which we are aching for change? What can I expect from people when they've lost their sense of reason and the ability to distinguish between right and wrong.

In a news bit that I was listening to, they were saying that all policemen and murderers will be caught in two to four days time. What precisely do they intend on doing in two to four days? This action should happen overnight! In a matter of a few hours! What selfish pigs are we that we only get ignited and hasty when it is "my" blood that is lost, when it is "I" that is suffering? It is not even a question that human life is so fucking invaluable. We've been taught and indoctrinated to accept it like so. This repeat-process of the killing of the aam insaan has made us insensitive towards it. Who is scared of a roadside shooting incident or a bomb blast anymore? No weddings are postponed, no restaurants are shutdown. One holiday to relax, and then you're back on the road. Life goes on. Big deal. This is our attitude now. And this is precisely what is turning each and every one of us barbaric. We sit, relax and enjoy life till it slaps us across the face. And the next day we tie a band around a forehead and take part in the next shooting. Screw that!

People sitting in the government calculate their power by the amount of murders they've got on hand and the number of cases they've got in court. People on the road calculate their power according to who can speak the bigger word. Who's got more land? Who won the lottery? Who's going to spend their vacation in their farmhouse in Ireland! Who went shopping to Dubai this season? Who's got a private security force in their house? Am I talking about the same country here where millions of people have gone homeless? This amazing contrast in the kind of people that make up Pakistanis is fucking amazing. Third world country? I don't think so.

What is Pakistan? What are Pakistanis thinking? What do they want? Are they even serious? Or is it just that the life of the aam insaan is so unimportant to consider, that it is security enough that officials have a bank account or a house elsewhere on the planet, and that is enough?!

Regardless to even point out that we are in the middle of Ramadan! I am no one to point at someone's piety, or how seriously they take Ramadan. But does it not soften ones heart to just be going through these holy days? I know it has an effect on people. You hold yourself from becoming angry or getting into a fight or being unreasonable. And it is a very conscious effort. Regardless of how Muslim you are or are not. Then what got into these people that they've summoned the absolute wrath of God in the holiest of the months?

For myself. Even if I said that there is no god, then it is precisely at such a moment that I would say, I hope there is a God. And I hope He is writing names down.




Astaghfirullah.

6 comments:

  1. Inspirational words.

    A state that fails to safeguard the natural rights of life, liberty and property of its citizens is a failed state.

    After this gory incident it can be concluded that all the empirical evidence is complete and verified regarding the above statement.

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  2. Thanks Floyd.

    It really hurts to even think of Pakistan being a failed state. But this continuous chain of facts makes it harder to think otherwise. Our rulers are the biggest curse on us. And next in line is the selfishness that has soo deeply seeped into our (the nation's) psychology, the mistrust, the jealousy ... I'm astounded.

    p.s. I like your floydiness :P

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  3. it indicates insensitivity & numbness on part of the nation- a sign of extreme depression though. All these ongoing crisis & our brutal response to them are also indicators of Almighty,s avenge. Y on earth did the worst flood in living history happened in Pakistan. Those who are still unaffected should beg for his forgiveness and surrender before him, apart from managing the chaos in every possible way.

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  4. Thanks Emaan. Good to have you on board. Cheers.

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  5. Why are we so surprised by this incident? In fact, this is a true reflection of Pakistani society today. We are a nation of barbarians. Just think about it, what is an average Pakistani kid seeing/experiencing today? Terrorism, suicide bombings, burying women alive, gang rape, honor killings, natural disasters, poor education, blackmail through worst form of Islam, corruption by Army, police, political parties, teachers, customs, and on and on. How can we expect these children to grow up normal? They are exposed to the worst form of humanity! For God sake, we can’t even offer them a true and honest match of cricket during the holy month of Ramadan!!! Yet Islam is the most discussed topic among Pakistanis.

    I think every Pakistani should be forced to take Prozac (60mg) three times a day.

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  6. Islam is the most discussed topic amongst Pakistanis not because we honestly care for it, more so because we feel guilty if we don't make it part of every topic, lest people attack you for not saying "inshallah" at the end of every sentence.

    As for why are we surprised. Because it's not an anonymous assassination of bhutto or benazir, but two random boys are brutally murdered with absolute public and police support while being filmed with an HD-cam, and the murderers most definitely knowing that they're killing the wrong people. all evils that uv listed go unfilmed and unseen. visuals have a deeper impact. havent we got a history for constantly asking God for miracles to prove His existence, and yet we ignore. we ARE barbarians.

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