ANALYSIS: A thoroughly bogus ‘revolution’ —Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur
A revolution is a revolution only when it is thorough, otherwise it is a thoroughly bogus revolution. If only the heads of the Sindhis and the Baloch roll down from this revolution’s economic plus law and order guillotine, it is ethnic suppression and not a revolution.
Revolution, like patriotism, has become the last refuge of scoundrels who seek survival by demanding something they pathologically fear and abhor. Altaf Hussain demands a ‘patriotic generals’-led French Revolution and seeks the economic annihilation of waderas and jagirdars (feudals and landlords) by the occupation of their lands. He, his party and others of their ilk want to hoodwink people with bogus revolutionary slogans. Power and pelf make people do things that ordinary mortals like us cannot even half comprehend.
Remarkably, the average wealth of the MQM’s honest middle-class MNAs is Rs 25 million; an impartial assets review since 1980 would reveal the bitter truth. Naturally, redistribution of this wealth is glossed over and not a word about the land that its land mafia owns is uttered. The MQM also opposes flood relief property tax in urban Sindh; duplicitous conduct is it not?
Selective amnesia afflicts these bogus revolutionaries. Neither he nor his deceitful co-revolutionaries ever mention the tyranny at the Okara Military Farms or mazarains’ (tenants’) rights nor demand punitive measures against industrialists and businessmen. They never demand appropriation of the generals’ lands in Guddu, Kotri Barrages or Chashma-Jhelum Link Canal. They conveniently forget the innumerable Chak Shahzads and also the plots and privileges that the judiciary, the bureaucracy and the military have.
All enthusiastically condemn the mirs, pirs, waderas and sardars, but not a word is uttered about the Manshas, Hashwanis, Monnoos, Schons, Razzaks, Habibs, Saigols, Malik Riazs, etc, as if these angel incarnates devote their lives to the selfless and profitless service of mankind. This chorus for revolution brazenly stinks of ethno-centric bias ….
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