They want us to think that democracy and elections are the way to a new Pakistan. That just isn’t true. Democracy and elections haven’t even worked in U.S! what makes anyone think they’ll work in Pakistan!? We need to look beyond the political process. We need to look towards the people, and look towards Islam to find the answer.
People are told that investment will bring progress. They are lies told by so called experts. They point to the success of scandinavian countries. But that progress relies on the blood and sweat of third world countries which their corporations exploit. Who are we going to exploit? we are the third world. I guess we will have to exploit our own people just to invite their corporations.
What is necessary is the hard way. Necessity means that we stop relying on foreign aide (which our politicians depend on so much). Necessity means we develop our own industry, using the tools and people we have, for our own people. Equating globalization to progress is a neo-colonial lie spread by the IMF and World Bank so the first world can keep the status quo.
Globalization is a sham. Globalization means that each country plays their position in the world to promote a harmonious “world order”. The position is that the first world countries stick to being rulers and policing the world, while the third world sticks to supplying the people of the first world with resources so that the “responsible” first world countries can put them to good use. It is an exploitative lie designed and spread by experts in a way that makes third world people believe it is good for them. Much like how the arguments of slavery were that slavery is good for the slaves.
Pakistanis need to look beyond this lie, they need to see that true progress can only be achieved through breaking off ties from the “globalized economy” and focusing on bettering their own self. Examples of such successes would be in countries such as Cuba, Venezuela, Iran, Eriteria, Bolivia (which even kicked out Coca-Cola company), among others.
It is time we look past the sects and races, and claim Pakistan for Pakistanis. Not for politicians, not for the army, not for the ISI, but only for Pakistanis. Forget uniting over politicians like Imran Khan, Pakistanis need to unite against policies that hurt Pakistanis themselves.
How about Punjabis rising up and protesting against the massacres in Balochistan?
How about Sindhis protest in Karachi against the Drone strikes?
How about the Pakhtuns protest against Shia killings?
I won’t ask anything of the Balochis because they’ve been going through massacres and assassinations by the Pakistani army for decades now. Before anything else, Pakistanis need to rise up for other Pakistanis.
A lot needs to be done. We need to take away our faith from Imran Khan or Nawaz Shareef. We need to put our faith in Islam. Islam compels us to rise against the oppressors. The Quran doesn’t ask us to put our faith in politicians, the Quran asks us to put our faith in truth and fight against the oppressors. No matter who they are, no matter who they are oppressing.
Writing a name on a paper doesn’t change the world, it never has. What changes the world is standing up for each other and claiming Pakistani resources and people for Pakistan, and not for any multinational corporation.