So apparently iCloud was hacked and pretty much every female celebrity’s nudes were leaked. I’d like to remind my followers not to post them, because they’re supposed to be private, and just because some asshole leaked them doesn’t mean you should make it worse by spreading them around.
I know many people are concerned for Pakistan and as Pakistanis within the country and abroad, we all appreciate it and feel grateful for it. But what we don’t need is an over-simplification of the events taking place in Pakistan at the moment. It is very easy to accept bits and pieces of information from here and then and regurgitate it until it doesn’t make sense anymore. Please remain wary of ISPR-sourced links; they are the military cited info-bits and if you study our history, you will see that the military uses civilians against each other and then appoints itself as the guarantor of “democracy.” Please also understand that Imran Khan and Qadri have their own class interests to pursue and it is more than obvious that they do not care about the civilians on ground sacrificing themselves. If they did, you wouldn’t see them behind bulletproof shields, a luxury their supporters do not have at this moment. Please also remain aware of the fact that this case is not a case of choice: Pakistanis are quashed in the middle of three different entities that care very little for the average man and woman. First is the Military institution that has America’s covert and overt funding and support; this institution presently approves of Khan and Qadri. Second is the civilian leadership that works in cahoots, more often than not, with the same military but remains invested in its own nepotism and rigging (the dominant complaint from citizens today). Third is the judicial institution that oscillates between civilian and military positioning but rarely provides justice to the common man and woman.
This development also comes at a time when there is a US-funded PK-executed military operation taking place in Waziristan. By fragmenting the attention toward the barbaric offensive against Pakistani civilians, the Army and the Civilian leadership has everyone tied to the capital. There’s a lot going on and reducing it to a rushed post doesn’t help anyone, least of all the Pakistanis.
S. Ijaz sums it up wisely:
The illusion of civilian, democratic supremacy has been the primary casualty of the fiasco thus far; the velvet coup is upon us already. The real possibility is that it will reduce the business of all governance to politics of survival; one long day at a time. The non-existent debate on social and economic rights will remain non-existent. There will be no time or energy for institutional reforms. In due course, the saturation point with the political drama, with the shenanigans of Imran and Qadri, on the one hand, and the indifference of Nawaz Sharif, will be reached on the other. The recently politicised urban middle class will go back to normal life, shrugging their shoulders and with the customary, “they are all the same”. The democratic project undermined now, will diminish further, perhaps worse, it will create a vacuum yet again for a demagogue egoist, another Imran Khan with hollow rhetoric to come in another few years. We do not need that.
At the end of the day, when the middle class goes back to a lull, the working class, poor Pakistani will face the viciousness of all three institutions once more, even worse than before. Please keep these points in mind when you reblog and share photos. It’s easy sharing context-less info but it has a dangerous outcome: You oversimplify a country’s history to a meme and we all know how dismissive and disrespectful that is.
Please be mindful of these things.
Please take a minute to generally know what’s going on in Pakistan right now.
On August 14th, Pakistan’s Independence Day, peaceful demonstrators started a march for the capital in opposition to the current prime minister. Now 17 days in to their peaceful sit in at the prime minister’s house civilians are being attacked and brutalized by the military.
They are being shot with rubber bullets, tear gas, and shells. Women and children are on the frontline, joined by lower and middle class citizens. It’s not rebels or bad people, its teachers, craftsmen, doctors.
It is hardly being reported on international media, but a peaceful protest in a democratic country is being met with such hard violence sanctioned by its military, and that’s a very very scary thing.
Headlines are making it sound like it is an equal clash, but these are UNARMED CIVILIANS, who are exercising their human right to oppose injustice. They want the current president Nawaz Sharif to resign, and are being attacked for it. Tensions in Pakistan are the direct result of the upper class elite and misuse of power by the military declaring a state of emergency to bypass laws and impose curfew on its citizens, by any force necessary.
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