Random Numbness (December 2020)

Not long ago, a ‘boy’ was asked about his million dollar pizzas in a TV show, very politely. He left hanging. Literally ran away. He was not even grilled till then.

And that interview was in Urdu.

But – for federal reasons – Ishaq Dar became the only achievement for the government this year. So much so that the ban was lifted to give some air to ARY. Huge success.

After all, it served the imposed narrative. The idiot Dar proved to be an asset for apologists.

Better to have an intelligent enemy than an idiot friend. Dar’s case was uglier.

Or maybe the perfect idea of interviewing is two exactly same idiots as interviewer and interviewee. Like Hamza Ali Abbasi and the PM discussing family matters. Well, I do agree with the PM. He is very well experienced, at least in this field, by all means.

Or maybe the interviewer can be an interviewer and interviewee at the same time. Like Kamran Khan questioning and then answering. And PM nodding, as is his official duty.

By the way, there was another BBC interview of General Durrani. You didn’t watch that obviously. It was pretty raw.

On the exact same scale, we have successes and we have failures. One interview was of the oppositions’ success and another was of the government’s. One exposed the government and the other one exposed the opposition.

With an idiot ruling the country – not ruling though – with duffers behind the curtains – ruling though – with loudmouth ministers and senators, dumb opposition; we have idiotocracy for the herd. And the herd – public-at-large – is dumb-fucked. Choosing sides of either him or her, and forgetting their own selves.

Let’s proceed collectively. The perception is of biases only. Let me give you an example:

There is a guy. Who ruled this country. For long. Has properties in Pakistan, UK, and Dubai. Has billions in accounts. Was convicted. Ran away. Medical reasons. Hidden abroad like a coward.

That guy can be Nawaz for some.
That guy can be Musharraf for others.

Bias. Equally guilty idiots are the ‘selected’ ruling party as are the opposition.

One thing for sure, without bias, is that all the stakeholders failed even after agreeing and praising each other. With the federal government, three provincial governments, and the establishment on one page; things as smooth as Michael Jackson’s criminal, things got messier. They all – together – failed to deliver even basics. Apart from gimmicks like banning and unbanning TikTok, what do they have achieved?

As reiterated before, the backing is for the idea. The idea of democracy. For whatever reasons – vested or invested – PDM stands right at the moment. There is this thin line and you have to stand corrected. You can throw these out later with mere votes. The one PDM is standing against, are in power since 1947, and they cannot be thrown out through ballot. Not even when they lose or are humiliated.

A little diversion.

People stood individually in the past, which always amazes me. How on earth they had this courage to stand in the ugliest of times? Some were abducted. Some got killed. Some never returned. And some were found mutilated. Yet this motherland kept on giving birth to the souls who stood right, even alone.

Sometimes I ask myself, why do mothers in Palestine and Kashmir and Iraq and Syria and Afghanistan give birth? Why do they bring new lives in such harsh times? And then I see these amazing souls who stand alone without a thought of the consequences.

Not like those who sit in front of the PM and lick for hours in recorded interviews. Not like the PM himself who negated every single stance of his when he was talking about public, and lost everything to be on the seat he is. Not these for-sale souls.

Thanks to all the mothers and women who keep on nurturing the generation next even when they know the risks. Thank you to mothers in Palestine and Kashmir and Iraq and Syria and Afghanistan and Pakistan and everywhere around the world.


Author: SakiNama

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