The Sins of our fathers and the Sins of our spinelessness.
The terrible tragedy unfolding in Karachi only makes sense as we realize the entire spectrum of non-governance. Mis-governance or poor governance would actually be a compliment to the PMLN and the PPP administrations in the Center and in Sindh.
Abdicating even the semblance of governance symbolism, the silence of these parties and their leaders in accepting responsibility, Nawaz, Shahbaz, Asif Zardari, Fat Vanishing cat Faryal Talpur, Skipper Tappi, is heart wrenching and heart breaking.
And the utter shamelessness and criminal neglect of Nawaz Shari’fs and Asif Zardaris toadies like Qaim Ali Shah, Khawaja Asif of the ‘Koi Sharam Bhee Hothee Hay Koi Haya Bhi Hothee Hay” fame and that horrible imbecile from the gutters of Lahore Abid Sher Ali, tasked with solving the power crisis, that completely destroys me.
Sharam Ki bhee Koi Inthahaa Hothee Hay. Zaalimo
But what is even more and completely inexcusable and criminal is the complete inaction to mitigate the suffering of the incredibly vulnerable. The old, sick and poor.
As they sucked the lifeblood from this nation, destroyed all institutions, grossly mismanaged all forms of planning and implementation, their only objective being WIIFM ( Whats In It For Me), the hour of reckoning draws ever so closer. Perhaps even upon us.
Nature will soon take its course in a society devoid of leadership, any governance structures, and absolutely no safety of life, hearth home and business, of continuous burning fires.
It is not the incredible shamelessness of our political leaders, but the even more incredible spinelessness of all of us, you and me, unable to overthrow this rotten God Forsaken lot, that will cause the firestorm to engulf this society.
For such is Allah’s promise.