Sitting in a Drawing Room, Walking on a Carpet and Talking About Revolution

Mao Se Tung once said, “A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another.”

All the great revolutions in the world have come with force and the people have been led by leaders who had potential. Unfortunately the people of Pakistan have been blessed by leaders who symbolize revolution to a walk in the park. Some like Qadri want to abide by Gandhi’s philosophy of Ahindsa or non violence and people like Imran Khan believe that the constitution allows and facilitates revolution. The truth unfortunately is quite the contrary, if the people need a change then they have to exhibit their strength not by voting but by cleaning up the mess made by the corrupt oligarchs in the country. Dragging them on the roads from luxurious residences and making them realize that they have had enough!

Imran Khan and Qadri have come with short term visions that will fizzle out once their personal interests are served. They mobilized the people promising change and a corruption free system but so far they have no vision or policy to take them forward. Unless all the politicians are dragged on the roads and made to pay for their sins and corruption it will be a useless effort as is exhibited for the last 60 days. Sheikh Rasheed although a one man army knows the importance of timely decisions in politics whilst Imran Khan is just busy basking in his glow of partial success. The result however would be most unfortunate for the people of Pakistan where generations will be scarred by this diplomacy filled revolution. The crude realities of the world must be embraced and if people have the power then it should be exhibited. Shamefully right now it’s just being molested with an all mouth and no action.


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