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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Davis Fallout And Our Hollowness

In our land where so called, "Ghairat Brigade", is trying to demonstrate its impotent rage towards public and private property, to vent the release of Davis, did someone think of this? The victim's families will be taken to the US, to protect them from the same people, who are supposedly on fire with emotions, uncontrollable passion and hollow sentiments. Their own people. How ironic this could be....

Isn't this an irony, that the families will have to repatriate to the same "Evil Umreeka", who was behind all of this. The one that everyone loves to hate so much. At the initial stages of this entire episode, I had mentioned this at another forum, all this rage and show of "qaumi ghairat" is a bit cheesy on our part. We take aid from the same "Umreeka" and it does not dent our ego one bit. Secondly, this noise is all about because a "Caucasian" man was involved. Some how we link the "Caucasian American" to the "British" who had ruled over us many, many years ago.

Let's assume, if it was a Japanese American, or African American or an Armenian American, in place of Davis, do you think that our sentiments would be at this boiling point. I think not. We tend to get all worked up, when it is a "White American or British", "Indian Hindu" or an "Israeli or an American Jew". Those are our patented enemies. That's how our psyche is wired.

If it was an Arab, we would have invoked our "brotherly ties", and let him off the hook, without a squeak. No immunity, no diyat, no questions. Heck his plane would have left Allama Iqbal Airport, the same day with VIP protocol. Its the same Arabs who take our juveniles to play as camel jockies for their sadistic pleasure. Many lost their lives being trampled, but their screams never reached our so perky ears. In case of an Arab, the families of victims would have gotten a check of Rs 1 Lakh from the Government, if at all. After all people are dying every day on the streets, what was the big deal, right....

Not to mention that it was our dear darling "Khadimain e Hurmain o Shareefain", who were brought into the whole episode as the brokers and guarantors. Perhaps the ones who provided the diyat sum for the victims as well.

The so called opposition laced with the lethal doze of "national honour" is trying to capitalise the whole situation to its advantage. It does not take one to be a genius to figure out, that this entire drama is being played and replayed to discredit the Government. It is clear as day that Kerry's visit to Pakistan is what set things in motion. From PML-N to the Military Establishment, Judiciary to the Provincial Government of Punjab were all on the same page to make this happen. But all of a sudden, it is deliberately being portrayed as the Government selling the souls of two poor Pakistanis for "dirt cheap" prices.

How hollow have we become, it evades any sane person's imagination. We have people dying left and right all across Pakistan everyday, yet there is no protest, no condemnation, just deafening silence from these righteous and emotionally charged individuals. Heck very recently Karachi witnessed another blood bath of a day. People shrug their shoulders and remain indifferent. It is termed as "a day as usual in Karachi", and every one moves on.

The holy places such as Masajids and Shrines were attacked repeatedly in the past, people were killed indiscriminately, yet no dent or bruise on the soul of our nation was ever felt. It was dismissed very casually by, another day in Pakistan or conveniently labelled as fruit of being the foot soldier for the "American War on Terror."

The drone strikes have gotten a huge significance and sparked a new hue and cry from these folks. These drone strikes are now being labelled as the price for the Davis incarceration, or "American show of gratitude." Well the drone strikes were in motion for quite some time. People who are trying to establish a link between the Davis issue and drones are certainly missing some thing somewhere.

The drone strikes are carried from the Pakistani soil, with of course the military being on board. The strikes are carried out aiming towards certain targets and depending on when the window of opportunity opens up. No one bothers to concentrate on one focal issue, why are the strikes targeted in one particular area. Who are these strikes seeking?

The same people who are crying foul towards the recent strike, have remained mute on the previous ones. How convenient that all of a sudden they have found this to be the transgression and violation of the national sovreignty. This is political point scoring at its ultimate level, to say the least.

The characters who are jumping up and down and on the streets causing harm to public and private property are forgetting one very important thing. Those shops or cars belong to hard working people, many living from day to day. They have nothing to do with Davis or "Umreeka." When those shops are not open for business, their families suffer. There are no insurance claims, which can replace the earnings of a daily wage earner.

Lastly, all the so righteous are so offended by the application of a law, which is supposedly allowed in certain cases. Again, stressing my earlier point, because it involves a "white man." Very rarely do you see same outrage, when the offenders are Muslims. I do not recall so many political parties and "Tehreeks" in action, when Mughees and Muneeb lost their lives in Sialkot, not very long ago. Any takers of that cause....I think not. Its the bruised ego of so many that sees a "firangi" doing a grave harm to us. Never mind and don't you dare remind us, what we do to ourselves.

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