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Click here to watch this video. Quite amazing in which Terek takes a swing at Qaid-e-Azam.
August 29, 2012 at 1:03 pm
Tarek Fatah comments has some historic truths. His interpretation of Pakistan’s history has shades of what used to be the socialists’ views during the 1960s and 1970s in Pakistan.
Pakistan’s history cannot be divorced from world history and studied in isolation. The fact that Jinnah was able to carve out a country, whether in collaboration with a receeding world power or independantly is not the issue. There are no “ifs” and “buts” in mankind’s history. What ever gets estblished at any point of time in history of mankind becomes the “reality” on which is built the present and future of individuals and that of nations. That is the lesson which we learn from history.
The end of World War II marks the end of an era of “nation state” and the beginning of the concept of “one world government”. The journey towards that end -- the mindset to accept humankind as one -- was a necessary pre-requisite before Man undertook the next step -- to undertake the exploration of the worlds beyond planet Earth. Just like the “nation state” had a “morality” and “value system” which justified the existance and priorities of the “nation state”, the “one world government” also requires a moral code. USSR, the socialist state, was unable to provide the moral code in spite of the slogan “workers of the world unite”.
Similarly, the multi-national corporations have introduced the concept of “Globalization”, which has its slogan as “Rich of the world Unite” but this concept divides humankind vertically and has been unable to find a moral justification which could attract “human nature”.
It is this dilema which every nation state and mankind is facing in today’s world. This dilema gets its expression in different forms. In Toronto Tarek Fatah tries to find a solution by digging into Pakistan’s history. In Pakistan TV anchors and the sane people are revising their views about Islam and Pakistan Ideology. USA tries to find solutions to this dilema by revisiting Adam Smith and the very concept of “western democracy” which has back fired in many societies and cultures and is no more the only way for countries to progress. China’s phenomenal economic progress under an “undemocratic system” has baffled them.
In this search for a solution to this dilema, humankind is moving towards evolving a “moral code” which perforce has to appeal to “human nature”. That “moral code” would get super imposed in all spheres of humankind’s life -- social, political and economic.
And as Tarek Fatah says, geographical boundaries could change in this search, not only of Pakistan but also of other “nation states”. That too is a part of “Evolution” of the human species. Evolution will not stop for anyone and has no favourites.
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