Malcolm X is as relevant today as he was back in the 60s. His brutally honest words took him to his grave. He knew he would be assassinated. There were attempts and phone taps and followings.
But he didn’t bow down.
Not to the FBI. Not to the US Government. Not to Elijah Mohammad. Not to the NOI. Not to anyone.
So – as he said after Kennedy’s assassination – chickens are coming home to roost.
US has seeded racial, religious and class discrimination across the world. Here, it is facing what it has done. But there are so many divisions among the Black community itself that it wouldn’t be now. Not this time. Until another Malcolm X arrives with the same brutal honesty.
Not Martin Luther King. Not Elijah Mohammed. Not Wallace Fard. But Malcolm X.
Now come to the police brutality.
Well, isn’t it the same here? Have you forgotten Sahiwal massacre? If you’ll compare US’s police with our local police, it will be a grotesque comparison. That cop who killed George Floyd has already been charged. On the contrary, our security personnel always go free after years of cooling-down-the-anger.
Like the killers of Sarfaraz Shah. The incident was recorded and went viral. But impotency here is so high that there wasn’t a single rally against the perpetrators.
And who can forget Rao Anwar’s 444 encounters. Even Supreme Court succumbed to his tactics.
And even if the police will do something tangible, like they did in case of Raymond Davis, boys will come to the rescue. Remember Pasha escorting Davis to the airport? Yes, you do. You didn’t utter a word.
Your hypocrisy is conveniently making you talk. Big words. Justice. Equality. Law. Punishment. Shame.
We are still on our way to become an uglier society. For over a decade, Hazara community has been targeted and killed. By state owned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi. Even IK tweeted this once.
Now, Hazara community has done the same and killed three young boys. This is completion of the cycle. But it is just the beginning of a vicious cycle. When victims become perpetrators, you know what’s coming.
So, don’t bother. You still have to compete with your own hypocritical dumbness.
And you have a topic. That Uzma, Usman, Sadaf, Shehroz stuff. Talk about that. Because you still have to figure out what’s better: to cheat and keep OR to divorce and marry.