Letter2 To Imran Khan From Zahir Ebrahim - Reimagining Pakistan

California, Sunday, July 29, 2018 03:00 am
Dear Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mr. Imran Khan:
1.0 Preamble
This Open Letter outlining the macro challenges of Pakistan is in continuation of my previous congratulatory Open Letter that had stated what you surely already knew: that the king-makers who helped you into power are awaiting your pound of flesh for the many Faustian bargains you surely must have made with them to finally become the prime minister of Pakistan. You surely must also have already realized that Pakistan never gained its independence from colonial rule, which only disguised itself into a modified neocolonial rule by turning Pakistan into a vassal state, client state, and rental state serving only the interests of the masters du jour.
This was most straightforwardly accomplished by installing corruptible feudal lords already fashioned during the colonial period, mercenaries, useful idiots, mental midgets, selfish demagogues and brutish dictators into political and military power throughout Pakistan's short existence. These rulers were carefully selected as the ruling elite from the crop of Uncle Toms and House Niggers so Westoxified by their grooming, or by their greed, that Pakistan retained its colonial system of governance, colonial laws, and colonial public administration even after the so called independence. Arguably, the real purpose behind that ploy of partition of the rich 300 to 400 million strong Indian sub-continent was to prevent that bountiful heart of Asia from ever rising to challenge its former colonial masters on the grand chessboard.
Pakistan easily became the basket case Muslim nation birth-panged in the name of religion, like her twin sister and equally basket case Jewish state, to be moved as a sacrificial pawn on the continually evolving geopolitical grand chessboard in contrast to her bigger neighbor. Partitioned India was smart enough to dump at least some if not all of her colonial baggage early on.
Pakistan's destiny has never been in her own hands. All the misery we experience in Pakistan, the rectification of which is surely why you have been so selflessly striving in Pakistani politics for over the past two decades, is the direct and indirect consequent of all this. There is a difference between cause and effect --- and you seem to be focussed on effects, if one is to judge from your public proclamations of Pakistan's problems and solutions. Corruption, backwardness, featherweight institutions, poor governance, poor decision making, poor economic policies, poor development, theft of public commons by privatization, etc. etc., do not just materialize out of nowhere. Its sanitized name is neoliberalism. Its seeds are planted, germinated, fertilized, and harvested like any other cash crop. Those who plant this crop in our fertile soil will not easily give up their gains of seventy years! This should be obvious.
The empirical reality of this state of affairs is summarized in my 2018 Open Letter to The Chief Justice of Pakistan. It is also examined in a bit more depth in Epilogue: Pakistan on the chopping block in 2018?. Historically there being no “We, the People” in the sacred Proclamation of Independence of a separate Muslim state is examined in The Search for Historical Truth: Partition of India and Palestine. Moving forward to the present now that we have been already birthed in blood sacrifice, and continually held hostage to new blood sacrifices over the past seventy one years, the desirability and necessity of a Virtuous Autocratic Ruler of Pakistan who has the Patrick Henry like courage of his convictions to free Pakistan from the full spectrum web of neocolonial controls, is outlined in Part-I, Part-II.
I write this open letter to you under the saintly presumption that you have within you the seeds of transforming yourself into such an autocratic but virtuous political leader of Pakistan regardless of your past history, past inclinations, and past Faustian bargains you may have made to reach this position. The seeds of metanoia on public display I presume is genuine and not merely Machiavellian demagoguery. The most they can do to you Mr. Imran Khan for living the courage of your convictions while in power, and knowing what convictions to hold, is what they did to President Kennedy when he defied the powers that be with what some historian has claimed, were eight Bay of Pigs disobediences! I have counted two more than James W. Douglass did in JFK and the Unspeakable.
JFK's crime of disobeying the powers that be was so great that he could have been laid to rest after the first Bay of Pigs. But he survived a few more until the establishment behind the political power that has always existed in the United States, just had to get rid of him. Its long tentacles transcend time and space. It is now a global oligarchy whose sole mission is to create one-world.
Your being groomed at Oxford and coming to power in Pakistan, is no different than Benazir Bhutto. While your friend's fate was largely determined by her lust for power at any cost and harvested as pawn sacrifice of a useful idiot, yours might be determined by your JFK-like exercise of courage in power. That is one heck of a legacy to leave behind --- you may be occupying a win-win throne for the first time in Pakistan's political history.
Only if you are unafraid of that JFK outcome dear Mr. Imran Khan, can you really be effective in freeing Pakistan from being a geopolitical pawn on the grand chessboard. Only then can you finally put her beleaguered masses on the genuine course of human development; mandated by Divine Destiny for man to propel himself from as-falah-sa'feleen that he is born as, to the heights of ashraf-ul-maklooqa't that he is destined for.
Thus far, that enlightened journey of man, his social, emotional and spiritual evolution, the evolution of his civilizations to a benevolent peoples from Darwinianism, has remained a pipe dream for Muslims throughout the ages despite possessing, and reposing undying faith in, the Divine mandate. First, under thirteen centuries of despotic Muslim dynastic monarchies which encouraged living for the Heaven beyond while the rulers made theirs right here on earth. And for the past hundred years, under the jackboots of Western expansionism that extracted everything from us, but most importantly, our dignity and self-respect, replacing it with the Plague of Occidentosis.
With your newfound spiritual strength, and by surrounding yourself with technical advisors far smarter and skilled in the Art of War than you so that you are never the most intelligent person in the room, you can alter Pakistan's destiny as the final decision maker. Otherwise, Mr. Imran Khan, I am wasting my time writing to you, and you are wasting your time fooling yourself and the nation. While my wasting my time is only harmful to me, yours is monumentally criminal. Your delusions may end up presiding over further dismemberment of Pakistan as just another useful idiot of the same establishment that controls Pakistan's establishment lock stock and barrel.
All that you have stated in your election manifesto and in your speeches regarding Pakistan's problems, are principally second order effects. You have ignored first order first cause problems. These are brought to the forefront of your consciousness in this Open Letter.
Dear Prime Minister of Pakistan, for the past two decades of your struggle for Pakistan, you have essentially lived in the Sixth Age according to Shakespeare, and your coming to power may be seen as its culmination ---- let it be its beginning rather than its culmination --- with the Seventh Age chasing fast upon your heels. At its conclusion, the maggots can't tell the bloody difference between you and all the mass plunderers and mass murderers who rob in large number while in power and kill in large numbers under the sound of trumpet. But if the atheists got it wrong, the soul extractor awaits us all. Its very existence you now even publicly proclaim daily, with the display of your ever twirling rosary beads seen between your fingers on every news channel on television.
Please pay particular attention to the Last Scene in Shakespeare's As you like it, act-ii, scene-vii – I quote you the same British aristocracy's words that groomed you at Oxford, and against which you have now presumably turned, just as you earlier defeated your cricket home schooling ground in the World Cup for Pakistan:
All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages. At first, the infant,
Mewling and puking in the nurse’s arms.
Then the whining schoolboy, with his satchel
And shining morning face, creeping like snail
Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,
Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
Made to his mistress’ eyebrow. Then a soldier,
Full of strange oaths and bearded like the pard,
Jealous in honor, sudden and quick in quarrel,
Seeking the bubble reputation
Even in the cannon’s mouth. And then the justice,
In fair round belly with good capon lined,
With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,
Full of wise saws and modern instances;
And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts
Into the lean and slippered pantaloon,
With spectacles on nose and pouch on side;
His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide
For his shrunk shank, and his big manly voice,
Turning again toward childish treble, pipes
And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,
That ends this strange eventful history,
Is second childishness and mere oblivion,
Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.




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Letter2 To Imran Khan From Zahir Ebrahim - Reimagining Pakistan (Preamble)

Open Letter To Imran Khan From Zahir Ebrahim

California, Thursday, July 26, 2018 11:45 am
Dear Prime Minister Elect of Pakistan, Mr. Imran Khan:
Your speech today after wining the 2018 general election, dear Mr. Imran Khan, was so humble, statesman-like, and sincere that despite my considerable reservations about your political acumen and your backers, I, an ordinary Pakistani living in the United States, have decided to actively support your divine mission as the new prime minister elect of Pakistan.
In whatever humble way I can, I support the notion of “Naya Pakistan”, but not exactly your prescription. If one is not part of the solution, one is part of the problem --- a maxim that only the activist mind-set, the revolutionary mind, can dare live by, while the rest remain part of the problem. Your speech and your life's singular dedication to Pakistan at great personal sacrifices, has inspired me to rise beyond my own limitations, both real and imagined. Thank you.
I congratulate you on your expression of deep religious sensibility and deep humility that you appear to fully realize that you have been given an incredible opportunity to serve man – Pakistan's common man – as a statesman.
In the past I have critiqued your political acumen and I list these analyses for the record [1], [2], [3]. Moving forward, the proof of the pudding will be in its eating. Platitudinous claims are always easy to make. These escape every man's lips, especially the Machiavellian demagogue's who seduces with honey rather than at the point of bayonet, to induce voluntary servitude in man. The genuine categorical imperatives which spring from these moral platitudes however, at least for the genuine revolutionary mind holding a divine mission, are a real pain to implement in actual life. “Thou Shall Not Kill” has existed for three millennia --- I still await its implementation anywhere in the world, most of all in the Holy Land which gave birth to it. Pakistan's creation too is a mystery not too distant from the one revealed in the Sinai. And she too remains beholden to the Divine Promise --- of being obliterated from the face of the earth unless she reforms herself by her own efforts. Only then, all that is noble in the Universe, and its Creator, shall conspire to help her fulfill her true destiny. I hope that journey for Pakistan indeed begins with your coming to power. That it is not another illusion.
My forthcoming Open Letter II to you will outline the actual macro challenges facing Pakistan as I perceive them, and the macro solutions as I imagine them, and how one might dare to implement these given that Pakistan has been a vassal state, a client state, a rental state that has shamelessly rented out its men and its services for pecuniary gain since its very inception.
The only thing ideological and noble about Pakistan has perhaps been what's written in her school children's history books. Those holding her ungodly reigns in their clenched fists are not about to give up their geopolitical advantage of having a compliant Uncle Tom client-state that has been brought to its knees by its own House Niggers, just upon hearing your lofty platitudinous speech as the new noble prime minister elect of Pakistan.
I imagine the first thing you will undertake upon taking oath is to pay homage to your own real qibla, one which all rulers of Pakistan bow before --- I remain expectant that yours will not be situated in the West.
I invite you to call upon me when I am in Pakistan this fall --- for someone who publicly states that he takes great inspiration from the nobility of the Prophet of Islam, and from the humility of Khulafa-e-Rashideen, which you again stated with your own deep humility in your incredible speech, there should be no problem in you visiting an ordinary common man, me, at my home in Islamabad, to at least hear me out. None are kulle-ilm, let alone kulle-sagaciousness, and a large number of zeros still add up only to a big fat zero. I hope you will navigate that egotistical trap with far deeper humility than even your profoundly platitudinous words betray.
I offer my humble help to you, despite its very small measure, in rebuilding Pakistan to surpass the Pakistan of our youths, yours and mine. It will take more than your political will, and your tenaciousness; though both are necessary, but still not sufficient. It will take considerable skill in the Art of War, and having the courage of your convictions, to execute amidst the narrow self-interests that now surround you. Both from the front, and behind you. They will each demand their own pound of flesh for loaning you their support. There is no free lunch. The most powerful can easily find themselves powerless in power.
With Best Wishes from a Pakistani common man,
Zahir Ebrahim
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For the Record
[1] Zahir Ebrahim, January 22, 2018, Pakistan Election Illusion, https://print-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2018/01/pakistan-election-illusion.html
[2] Zahir Ebrahim, February 21, 2013, Some Context for What's Transpiring in Pakistan, https://print-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2013/02/context-whats-transpiring-in-pakistan.html
[3] Zahir Ebrahim, January 09, 2011, The bogus Hegelian Dialectic - Response to Imran Khan's 'Pakistan will implode if the US does not leave Afghanistan', https://print-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2011/01/bogus-hegelian-dialectic-salman-taseer.html


Imran Khan's Speech July 26, 2018


Pakistan: A Personal History - Imran Khan's Book Launch at LSE on 20 September 2011


Imran Khan - A Retrospective by Hamid Mir of Geo News: What Imran Khan said over the past 15 Years (2003 to 2018) August 07, 2018


Imran Khan Speech on Holland Gustakh e Rasool August 30, 2018




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Video link to Imran Khan at LSE in 2011 added July 30, 2018
Video link2 to Imran Khan Retrospective by Hamid Mir added August 08, 2018
Video link3 to Imran Khan's speech on Pakistan's protest against blasphemous cartoon competition added August 30, 2018


Open Letter To Imran Khan From Zahir Ebrahim