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The Quandary Behind Blair’s win & the lessons for my country folk!

19 May, 2005

By Ahmer Muzammil

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Contrary to popular speculation amongst the rest of the world, Blair's Labor party was victorious in England.

It's a testament to the fact that despite England's majority's discontent with Blair's role in the Genocide of Iraq, British people gave their stamp of approval because of his cabinet's immaculate performance for the betterment of British economy and the over all lives of the British. This is quite a contrast to the situation in our motherland, where the intelligence and the majority of Pakistanis do understand the logic behind the foreign policies of President Musharaf's government, and to some extent may even agree with it, but still the dissatisfaction amongst the masses on domestic issues and problems may very well result in the demise of this current setup. This downfall would have already taken place, if our opposition parties weren't as morally bankrupt as they are.
Blame Blair; call him Bush's puppy dog if you must! One thing is a fact! This guy knows a thing or two about being a leader. (How many people in Pakistan can you say this statement about?) He is articulate, he's charming, he has an energetic ambiance, his posture and his presence makes you feel that he truly believes in everything that he does or says. In other words he is the exact opposite of Mr. Bush. Feel free to disagree with him, despise his antics on the issue of Iraq,! But be rest assured that he is still the Man those Brits wants as their Prime Minister. He won fair & square, he didn't need his father's poker buddies in Supreme Court to bail him out. The only justification that I can find for this conundrum is that he delivered on the domestic front. It's that simple people, really. Take care of your people, provide them jobs, give them signs that there is hope on the horizon and you will get their vote again, even if they fill streets to protest against you regarding an issue or two, they will still vote for you if you make policies that are domestically viable.
This is a concept long lost on our ruling elite. To be quite honest, our masses should take most of the blame, because time & again they vote for people that have robbed & looted them with the help of establishment that is partly civil and vastly armed, if you know what I mean. I agree with Hassan Nisar when he says that we are worst than the herds of sheep, if the master would rape and brutalize in the manner that we have been by our rulers, even they would turn in to pack of wolves and attack. Its like we are daily injected with morphine or something that we see injustices against us, the elite taking advantage of our resources and we do nothing, Zilch, Zero, Nada. Actually we are becoming a society of people who first kill their offspring's and our spouses and then commit suicide, I want to deplore these people who resort to these drastic measures out of hopelessness, can you imagine the thought process and the agony one goes through before committing such heinous & extreme acts? Should I rather not condemn and vilify these elates that have molested the entire system just for their personal petty gains, hence causing this atmosphere of utter hopelessness on a grand scale. Sometimes I wonder how much money one needs in order to be happy, how big of a house, how many damn cars, is there a limit? It is frustrating, when I see the amount of wealth they have, the kind of clothes they wear, the houses that they live in, the cars that they flaunt on the streets of Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore and everywhere else, right under the nose of the extreme poverty and absolute devastation of the majority of the so called human beings. This dis-balance of resources and wealth should & must result in some kind of uprising.
When the queen of France heard the masses cry for a piece of bread she said why can't these people just eat cake, and then we all know what happened to that queen and the establishment and elite of that society. All the "Cake Eaters" in Pakistan are duly warned.


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