Every country, big or small, poor or rich is run by a certain system. It might be dysfunctional or elite. But it has a system. When there is no system.. there is anarchy.
Pakistan is somewhere in between. I refuse to believe that there exists a system in this country by which the state of affairs is run. Its more like a circus that’s overstayed its welcome in a town. A circus run by one man.
I hate to be so negative about the General, a person i used to look upon as a saviour for our nation. Which he still can be , but currently is not. Myself along with many others who were/are his avid followers, I am sure I can safely say, day by day feel an overwhelming emotion of having been betrayed. In our trust, in our faith. Everyday we are made to witness the unravelling of a further shru! One day one statement. The very next .. a u-turn of sorts. Its no secret anymore that big changes are afoot for the political set up of the country. But one can only imagine as to what they might be. Is it going to be BB … or some other tried and tested corrupt leader.
Our nation is none the wiser thou. The general is still the lesser of many evils ( not 2 .. many). If only he could get back his own vision , and not that fraught with the temptation and the HOLD of the chair. The power. Power corrupts everyone. He is human, a mere mortal as well. Why should it be any more surprising that he too has succumbed to the power of the chair? to the authority in his palm?
But like I said .. our nation is none the wiser. A yo yo history at our backs and still we are blind. By our own sense of misgivings. Much less to say a lacking sense of national ownership.
The system of any country, if it begins to go astray is always kept in check by the law enforcement agencies of that country, i.e. the Police. Yet the Police in our nation has been absolutely defiled by our own nation. Not merely the men with power , but us as well. The common man. Some common man somewhere started the concept of giving the Cop a bribe. And that started the most disliked part of historical culture which will continue to live on till an effort is made for it to be killed .. by us .. not the system. A system can only be kept in check by another system. A parallel government of sorts. And who better to keep the system in check then the people themselves. If we move to keep things in balance , if we move to ensure amongst ourselves that no one and no cause (unless the obvious critical ones) are above the law … nothing can be done to ensure the proper working of the official system.
Some believe the best way to keep a 2nd watchdog system, is by means of operating outside the first one. That is a rebellion of sorts. ‘Sarkaar’ the movie shows this quite beautifully. However that might not be the salvaged answer. The answer is withing ourselves , to start from us. To be kept in check from us. To be championed by us. To be owned by us.
So what to say about this General’s system that rules the land of the pue ? Well there is hope yet … if the General regains a shred of his mind and if the land of the pure .. actually had something within to go by it’s given statement.