FRENCH writer Jean-Paul Sartre with philosopher partner
Simone de Beauvoir meet Che Guevara in 1960. (Wikipedia)
Sartre didn't go to Stockholm to receive the prestigious prize from the Swedish King but with his philosopher partner Simone de Beauvoir went to Cuba probably for a political debate with the like-minded revolutionists! There Sartre sits obediently before an uncanny young Taliban-like communist warrior, Che Guevara. This is what I've seen in a thought-provoking black-and-white photograph and it appears that the warrior talks mostly while the intellectual couple listens silently!
Actually, the leftists and rightists are two sides of the same coin. The Jamaat-e-Islami chief was a former communist who suddenly became the Moudodi-brand Islamist. During Army Chief Ishfaq Kayani's recent meeting with political parties, Mr. Hassan showed the bigotry of both left and right while defending the Army and Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chiefs!
When countries like China and Saudi Arabia are evolutionary coming towards democracy and free market economy, Pakistani military is not ready to accept democracy in this militarized republic. The generals directly through their illegal actions and indirectly through their stooges try to disgrace the very concept of democracy. And in this bloody exercise, they spend millions from the national exchequer of our globally alms-seeking Islamic Republic, which has about 100 atomic bombs in the stores of the Pakistan Ordnance Factories Wah Cantt, but lacks money for education and healthcare facilities in the country!
The good thing about democracy and free market economy is that they are naturally evolutionary not revolutionary; so the structure of both can be entirely different in the coming ages than what is being practiced today. However, the intellectually-bankrupt generals are still determined to live in the hotchpotch world! They neither fully support the Islamic system of governance nor let the democratic process get deeper roots. In the absence of intellectual depth, every generation of the generals keeps uprooting democracy due to the fear of loss of control over state assets. The generals are the biggest enemies of Pakistan who abuse the constitution and still pose themselves as the most patriot segment of the society. What a shameless creatures!
In our society worshiping of the so-called heroes still goes on unabated. Realism has become a fantasy! When one sees an idealist youth with a Che Guevara-shirt or a Facebook profile pic of the Argentine Marxist revolutionary, it's understandable! What makes Che Guevara – a brutal killer who was killed in the same brutal manner – so charming for a youth today? Some of the reasons are given below:
8- The problems-hit new generation becomes a victim of intellectual terrorism at the hands of the leftists like the rightists! Policymakers need to come out of their utopian political illusions to face brutal realities bravely without playing with the future of the new generation. In this way, people would be able to elect talented leaders to keep political and economical balance in the society.
Generals! Don't you see the volcano within? If it erupts then there would be nothing left for you and your puppet politicians! Stop looting your own people and country! Have some pity on the over 184 million people of Pakistan! Stop the crimes against humanity to get personal benefits! If not then your jobs, businesses, huge lands and everything would be gone... Remember, when terror reaches the last stage, then it along the perpetrators evaporates systematically and Pakistan is in this last stage!
Sehraa me ek boond gire, chashma pathar se phootte
Sakht seet me dhoop khile, daryaa me koyi leher utthe
Mere des ke baasi yaar bohot, warafta den pyaar bohot
Shagufta lehjon me, besaakhta ulfat ki
Sadrang baaten karte hen, kaano me rass bharte hen
Mere des me hen imkaan bohot, aas umeed armaan bohot"