Naked Emperors of Pakistan
July 22, 2012 11 Comments
Pakistan ruling elite is real live picture of a short tale by Hans Christian Anderson written almost 200 years back .It is about two weavers( Establishment ) who promise an Emperor(Political cartoons) a new suit of clothes that is invisible to those unfit for their positions, stupid, or incompetent. When the Emperor parades before his subjects in his new clothes, all his subordinates and ruling elites praised his naked get up but a child cries out(General public ) that he was wearing no dress and is just naked.
Emperor’s new clothes reveals a standard metaphor for anything that smacks of pretentiousness, pomposity, social hypocrisy, collective denial, or hollow ostentatious styles of ruling groups. Historically, the tale established that rulers are all time subjected to self foolishness and crookedness of surrounding people who avoid speaking truth in front of power icons .They try best to be fool already fool characters .
Along with this story the Khalil Gibran almost 100 years before depicted the nation which has strong similarities with our Pakistani style.
Pity the nation:
Pity the nation that is full of beliefs and empty of religion.
Pity the nation that wears a cloth it does not weave, eats a bread it
does not harvest, and drinks a wine that flows not from its own
Pity the nation that acclaim the bully as hero, and that deems the glittering conqueror bountiful.
Pity the nation that despises a passion in its dream.
Pity the nation that raises not its voice save when it walks in a
funeral, boasts not except among its ruins, and will rebel not save when its neck is laid between the sword and the block.
Pity the nation whose statesman is a fox, whose philosopher is a
juggler, and whose art is the art of patching and mimicking.
Pity the nation that welcomes its new ruler with trumpeting, and
farewells him with hooting, only to welcome another with trumpeting
Pity the nation whose sages are dumb with years and whose strong men
are yet in the cradle.
Pity the nation divided into fragments, each fragment deeming itself a nation.
If One’s read thoroughly these master pieces one can say Pakistan and Pakistanis are not a stranger for both authors who have exactly predicted about Pakistan and its rulers ‘ real intentions hundreds years before. Since its creation Pakistan is suffering from a fatal problem that is simply described by above story and a poem and it is its ruling class or “Establishment”. Over the years every vital department in Pakistan is controlled by the so-called “Establishment” This network provides support and safe backing to their “touts” to ensure that they remain in control. The roots of this establishment may very well be deep inside underworld and secret agencies of the dominating nations.All these Bhutto, Pagaras, Gillanis,Zardaris etc are political disposable clones of these typical establishment icons who are treated on the basis of their obedience and service record.
Pakistan ruling class is always popular to create political crisis ,mostly caused by military establishment and sometimes caused by political leaders and or political parties.The pseudo-intellectuals or democrats have hijacked the nation and are fully responsible of creating confusion and instability in Pakistan.
It is interesting to note that due to the foreign power’s interference and manipulation the very same people who are declared as corrupt just sometime ago, blame and rebuke, come back to govern us after a couple of years again and people welcome them forgetting their past . A common English Prover fits here as “fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me”.
This is probably also the main reason why the political process in Pakistan is not let to prosper. Soon after its inception the sincere and loyal politicians were removed from the main stream and only dummy agents and rubber stamps are put in place, while all the decisions are made outside the country.These Naked kings bring more instability in country’s unity, economy and stability and then all runaway when time for them is over.
On Pakistan political scenario the powerful, influential, moneyed, landed, Industrialists, Businessmen, Feudal lords and the Establishment join hands for their personal and family interests, have in fact grown in their greed for money and power.Our past history of rulers shows that somewhere in our genes there is this one that continues to contaminate and multiply throughout the Motherland like a gangrene that has now virtually infected all strata of our existence.