Letter3 To Imran Khan From Zahir Ebrahim - Reimagining Pakistan (Throw Tea Overboard)
California, Wednesday, August 8, 2018 08:43 am
Dear Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mr. Imran Khan:
2.0 Throw Tea Overboard
I begin this Part-3 of my Open Letter with Assalaumu 'alekum to you and to all men and women of integrity on your team with the honest wish that their number is greater than zero. And I once again offer my best felicitations to you at your tenacity and sincerity in rising to the challenge of governing an almost ungovernable bankrupt country. Our nation has been brought to its knees to create the slave state, the vassal state, the rental state, the pliable Western asset on the Grand Chessboard whose services, and whose future, have been bought and paid for in American dollars, British pounds, and Swiss Francs.
This primacy has been accomplished through global predatory policies that are a combination of neoliberalism (economic warfare inflicted as ineffective governments, mega projects, debt burden, open markets, free trade, multinational corporatization in domestic markets, domestic privatization, elimination of domestic production, austerity measures, mass poverty) and neoconservatism (military warfare inflicted as war on terror, counter-insurgency, quelling domestic discontent, tickling revolutions for regime change, asymmetric warfare, economic sanctions, and when necessary, all out staged wars of aggression under false pretexts).
This international primacy has, as intended, created for Pakistan the un governability, domestic discontent, unbearable debt burden, and the complete reliance upon other nations even to feed herself, let alone to defend herself.
Furthermore, even more perniciously, this International Order has created a class of ruling serfs in Pakistan so dependent upon the West's favors, and so dependent upon the corrupt system that has put them in milk and honey for generations, that they have no choice but to resist that system being taken away from them tooth and nail.
This co-option transcends all economic and professional classes. It includes the majority of our so called “best thinkers” (danishwars and talking heads who have become ubiquitous in our news media and in print), our best minds of the military, the judiciary, the technocrat intellectuals and academics educated in the West who have returned to Pakistan carrying the White man's burden, and of course, the feudal landowner class who can see nothing beyond the horizons of their own mega estates.
This is the Pakistan today out of which “Naya Pakistan” is to be fashioned!
Before you can even begin to do that Mr. Imran Khan, how can you not recognize the corrupting forces and the political philosophies behind the creation of this grotesque reality of Pakistan?
This is the reality of the International Order that is piece-meal intended to erode national sovereignty of all nations by systematically weakening the state in order to create a World Order of one-world super-state. They need local corruption, local co-option, and mental midgets and useful idiots in power in the existing order in order to accomplish that transformation. Today this transformation is being instrumented with the guns and butter of the sole superpower as PAX Americana, just as in the past it was led by the British Empire who passed on its baton of the Anglo-Saxon White man's burden to its legatee.
Surely no Oxford University graduate can be wholly unfamiliar with the vast bibliography on this subject. And someone who claims divine inspiration from the mind of Allama Iqbal, can't be altogether unfamiliar with the Iblees's Majlis-e-Shura.
This grotesque and pressing reality infecting our nation from outside our borders, does not seem to impress you Mr. Imran Khan. You evidently, and inexplicably, remain quite unaware of it all as you preach “democracy” to the Pakistani public as the be all and end all of all governance systems.
Any nation that is rich in natural resources or geopolitical importance and has not understood the philosophy of the Greeks bearing gifts, has been time and again brought to its knees by these predatory global policies. The best historical example being the East India Company's conquest of the Indian Sub-continent with at best 50,000 English boots stationed on her soil to control and harvest a native population of over 300 million souls. The mantra then was “free trade”. That was the colonial era. The post colonial era is far more efficient in its predatory instincts. It uses local stooges, mercenaries, fifth columnists, and useful idiots on divine missions to achieve the same purpose. The mantra du jour is “democracy”. No, no, it is not just the sham democracy we have been plagued with as interludes between military rule, but democracy itself which is ruled from behind the scenes by the untouchable oligarchy. The bibliography on this subject too is vast indeed. May I just refer you to the 1966 seminal work of Carroll Quigley, America's former president Bill Clinton's publicly acknowledged mentor at Georgetown University in Washington DC, who taught and trained legions of the sole superpower's foreign services personal for over three decades: Tragedy and Hope.
Our problems have been made insurmountable indeed, but the purpose is not to itemize these here which all in Pakistan living its hellish life can easily do, and which you most eloquently speechify yourself, but to drive the identification of the first cause of it all into your cricket consciousness.
International relations is anything but cricket. It is the public relations label put on Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives. You don't seem to get that if one is to judge from your public pronouncements.
You have thus far betrayed no perceptive understanding of primacy as you once again rush to the IMF for more bridging loans to service our national debt and to pay our national bills in the short term. Do you think these international lending agencies crafted at Bretton Woods after World War II to extend the American empire from where the British had left off, do not demand their own pound of flesh in favor of Pax Americana every time Pakistan's goes to them with her begging bowl, like the rest of your benefactors who have brought you into power will also soon be doing? While I feel confident that you can resist the latter forces with your determination and will power, to resist the former takes a great deal of cunning intelligence as well as national courage.
The recognition of this reality of fundamentally why Pakistan is a basket case, is the first order business before you can even begin to tackle any of the hard domestic problems facing Pakistan.
Without effectively countering the first cause with courage, fortitude, farsightedness, and willingness to take risks to free the nation from perpetual serfdom to Western powers, you, like all your predecessors since the creation of Pakistan, will remain like the child's putty in their Machiavellian hands despite your best intentions. The graveyards of the world, Mr. Imran Khan, are full of indispensable peoples that the public mind celebrates as heroes. The soul extractor however is not so easily blinded. One may pretend to expeditiously see no evil, speak no evil, and hear no evil, but the evil does not disappear by burying one's head in the sand.
You often quote from the Holy Qur'an's opening passages the dua: “Guide us on the right path”. But you neglect to quote what takes one away from that path: “Summun, bukmun, umyun (the deaf, dumb, and blind), They will not return (to the right path).” Let the three wise monkeys not dictate your political wisdom as the new divinely inspired leader of Pakistan!
The perspective that must indeed be developed by leaders of all nations on the receiving end of international primacy, is also depicted in the image below. The feline predator naturally eyeing creation as the tasty morsel while the naïve baby naturally looks at creation in pristine wonderment.
You, Mr. Imran Khan, can be neither the feline, nor the new born (or born again) baby. You need to become the farsighted leader who has the foresight to step into the feline's skin to comprehend its natural predatory instincts and its heavy arsenal of techniques for exercising primacy, and protect the innocent baby from those “innocent of knowledge” who deprive her of her fair share of life's beauties and natural resources in the name of divine mandates.
Mr. Imran Khan, you must recognize that it is the primacy of this International Order which is the first cause of Pakistan becoming a slave state.
Mr. Imran Khan, you must recognize that the reality of seeking liberty from the predatory International Order is to first strive to throw the tea overboard.
Mr. Imran Khan, you must recognize that without infusing that revolutionary national spirit into the Pakistani public mind, and your bold leadership in exercising that drive for liberty with the same verve and chutzpah that led you to win the World Cup for Pakistan against all odds, there can be no domestic progress or prosperity in Pakistan. Your plans for “naya Pakistan” will remain illusory like the marketing brochures of scam artists who today defraud the public of their life's savings; like what is available to the traveler lost in the desert who strives to reach the next mirage, and the next mirage... until the circling vultures get him.
Mr. Imran Khan, what sort of mindset do you think is required to throw tea overboard?
Is there even a single mind on your team capable of dreaming that dream, that courage, that intellectual and moral strength, and not so invested in the tea trade to be able to throw the tea overboard in the public's interest?
You are surrounded by Westoxified gallantry at best, and fifth columnists who turn on a dime for their own narrow selfish self-interests at worst.
Am I being foolish Mr. Imran Khan that I repose confidence in you that you can lead Pakistan to higher gallantry and self-respect if you are yourself convinced of the need for throwing the tea overboard as the requisite first baby step necessary to rebuilding “Naya Pakistan”?
How to throw tea overboard to follow.
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Letter3 To Imran Khan From Zahir Ebrahim - Reimagining Pakistan (Throw Tea Overboard)