Friday, November 30, 2007

On the President's Oath-taking


The snake may slough its skin, but it DOES NOT lost its venom. The man with a stick still has a job to do - an unfinished job that he can ignore only at his peril. You know what I mean. Strike the snake dead.

He has changed his skin. No doubt.

But look at the venom – the threat posed to sustainable foundations of good governance in this country. Look at the language: "Kiyani and I will take good care of this country…

The judges, and the ex-Chief Justice were involved in a conspiracy to derail the third phase of democracy… I am honoured by the nation which has put its trust in me"

Not in our name, please. Someone is saying, in the name of the nation, that, after all, it was the judges who were conspiring. Wasn't someone an army officer in his 45 th year of service trying to grab the chief civilian post of power. When the case went to the highest court of the land, and it looked as they wouldn't be able to provide constitutional disguise to this blatant mockery of justice, someone put more than half of all the serving higher judiciary of the country in illegal detention, stormed the court premises to pick up thousands of lawyers from within court premises (I saw this with my own eyes in Lahore), filled up the courts with the choicest amongst incompetent imposters. And then the imposters spoke in Law's name what someone had always wanted them to speak, and even though an overwhelming majority of the people spoke against them. And to crown this 'process of justice' someone just shouted his oath taking cue from the whisperings of the chief of puppets, who sounded just so ashamed of himself.

The snake of course, is never ashamed. It knows no course of action other than what it does. It has a nature that cannot be helped. If there is anyone to blame it is the man with the stick, who scares the snake but then backs off taking heart from the snake's new skin leaving his job undone.

Woe to him who thinks that the snake in new skin is safe and even worth honour and appreciation. By the Lord of Heaven and Hell full of smakes, as long as a snake is up and beating, viciously willing to spew venom at innocent victims, no one is safe. The nation is not safe. A job half-done demands completion. Where is the man with the stick? Don't back out now, please.


Anonymous said...

The sad part is that he keeps repeating that we idiot Pakistanis do not deserve the same level of human rights and democracy as the West. I guess, we should stop complaining about being discriminated the world over now, as we are dogs in our own country.
Reminds one of Ayub Khan who shared the same sentiments about the unsuitability of democracy for Pakistanis. Surely, we may have 'matured' as a nation then.
His actions may follow the tune once in a while, but, he really echoes the sentiment of the civil-military establishment, the common people should be cut to their size.

Anonymous said...

Chill out with the snake metaphor dude. the world is not black and white... and about us being ready for democracy? look about u - observe the political culture all around... we can't even act with democratic responsibility and tolerance of diversity of views and opinions in common meetings, societies and institutions because as a nation so many of us still try to use whatever they can to grab power... so are we really ready?

Anonymous said...

Startling revelations:
1. Mr. President: "the former chief justice of the supreme court, who was himself the main custodian of the constitution tried to derail the process of democracy! and was conspiring against the legislature and the government."
I guess Mr. President thinks that all 'public' has taken a tablet of 'enlightened senses' and has become 'blind, deaf and dumb.'
My lord, the only legal chief justice of Pakistan's supreme court remains the MAIN custodian of our constitution.
2. Mr. President. "Some people are talking of boycotting the election (my guess is he was referring to Imran Khan)I want to tell them that come what may hell or high water the elections will be held on time."
Hurray for the turncoats, the biggest of them being the favorite daughter of the east and maulana diesel (master of double talk) who both d try to take a bigger part of the pie that the election has to offer.
ENDPIECE. The politicians esp. both of these d b responsible ultimately for the state of our country. Please dont vote for them.

Anonymous said...

though it may sound irrelevant here, but the latest rumor going rounds in the capital is that the new COAS is running things backstage.