A civilian dictator thrives in Pakistan – And what's the solution out of this impasse? February 25, 2009

A civilian dictator thrives in Pakistan – And what's the solution out of this impasse?

Editorial Response, Project Humanbeingsfirst.org February 25, 2009.


If one is not part of the solution, one is part of the problem”

-- Response to Breeding 'terrorists': What's the solution? http://print-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2009/01/breeding-terrorists-whats-thesolution.html

Are the common people condemned to the status of muted spectators and impotent commentators to the Noura 'cricket match' of the rulers enacted for their entertainment?

Many a poet-prophet-philosopher has passed this way – none explained the “how” to implement their platitudes.

One brought the Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule – and we continue to suffer its deficient plenitude in phosphorous bombs upon the 'untermenschen'.

Another preached the Sublime that fills our peoples from ear to ear 24x7 – and we suffer from the surfeit of its profound absence.

Still another made the most commonsensical observation in the 16th century:

Resolve to serve no more, and you are at once freed. I do not ask that you place hands upon the tyrant to topple him over, but simply that you support him no longer; then you will behold him, like a great Colossus whose pedestal has been pulled away, fall of his own weight and break in pieces.”

-- Happy-Happy Zardari: A monologue on Hope and Voluntary Servitude http://humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2008/09/happy-happy-zardari-voluntary-servitude.html

Aldous Huxley captured the impasse of its absence the best. In an interview given to Herman Harvey, in response to the 64 million dollar question: “What does one do?”, Huxley brilliantly observed:

Well this is the real problem. Nothing is easier than to formulate high ideals, but few things are more difficult than to discover the means for, by [which], those ideals might be implemented, and the categorical imperatives which spring from them can be a pain. This is the real problem. I mean one has to dream, but one has to dream in a pragmatic way to consider how... Merely preaching to people doesn't have much effect, people have been preaching for an awefully long time and we are still pretty much where we were.”

-- Sum and Substance with Aldous Huxley, KNXT Public Affairs. http://www.huxley.net/ah/huxley-interview.html

The twin to preaching platitudes is also the easiest thing to do – even as hard as that has become in an Orwellian world – to keep accurately narrating the problems to no impact. Dictatorshipwatch and Project Humanbeingsfirst appear to excel in that rigorous exercise on the treadmill. And that is just great for the hectoring hegemons – to keep narrating the achievements of their brilliant plannings and executions. They must surely replay it continually for their own hourly ecstasy trips into each others mouth. I won't be surprised if the entire DW website is prominently displayed everyday on the Accolades Section of their Wall of Conquest.

And most assuredly, just this morning, at least ten just came with sheer joy to read the unvarnished praise:

... thanks to the planners who skillfully removed Musharraf as his unpopularity was making it hard for him to follow more dictates from Washington. They wanted a new slave in the civilian garb. ... The more destabilization, the better the environment to carryout their subversive activities for pitting Shia against Sunni, army against people, people against the state and so on.” -- A civilian dictator thrives in Pakistan, February 25, 2009 7:11 AM Dictatorshipwatch.com

And we are condemned to play our assigned roles as stupid co-opted bystanders of history (?) to our own annihilation (?). There – another ecstasy trip for someone! Let's cut it off! HOW?

Zahir Ebrahim

Project Humanbeingsfirst.org


A civilian dictator thrives in Pakistan – And what's the solution out of this impasse? February 25, 2009