I love the headgear! It goes well with the hair!
I love the headgear! It goes well with the hair!
“There’s a man goin’ ‘round takin names,
& he decides who to free and who to blame,
Everybody won’t be treated all the same,
There’ll be a golden ladder reachin’ down
When the man comes around!”
‘He’ was a man of principles and a man of his words. He fought odds, long and hard, over a struggle that spanned two decades towards a single goal. He was a workaholic, he was focused and he could not be bought, bribed or favored. His sole purpose was to create a nation out of a population of depressed, disgruntled and frustrated people. To help his countrymen attain a lost glory, to carve out a name on the map of the world to be able to sit with pride among the nations of the world. And he devoted his life to it.
Interestingly, He led by example. He was a national hero, decorated and honored. He had led men and earned respect for his achievements. He was not known to lie, would not indulge in proclivities and was a beacon of pride for those who followed. He was admired, respected, loved and followed blindly. As if god has chosen him for a special purpose, these skills were further assisted by an amazing ability to mesmerize the masses with oratory skills that were second to none. The charisma had its effect on all, young and old, but especially on the youth and for good reason. He gave them hope, he gave them direction, he told them how they have been sold by their coward leaders in the past, how they were being looted by men with sweet tongues and deep pockets and how they are used as a pawn in the great game of nations. And they loved him, worshipped him, they were willing to lay down their lives for him because he was hope, the only hope for a nation standing on the brink of an abyss. The youth knew, he was the one man left amongst them who could restore honor pride and dignity to their homeland and to their flag and they have had enough of being humiliated. They would defend every action every word of their glorious leader. He was above critique, his intentions above suspicion, his character above doubt.
He understood the power of the young. The desire of the youth, the fire in their hearts, the passion in their minds and the glint of hope in their eyes. He channeled it all so wonderfully; His party was a torch bearer of the young. With slogans of a new nation, he went from one village, town and one city to another. Gathering crowds by the thousands, millions they said. and who cared what the polls said, brute street power was theirs. And what a show these were, Tens of thousands of people drapped in party gear, Party flags sweeping across the horizon in all sizes. National anthems sung with religious fervor. A spectacle of mass hysteria like no other.
He could afford to formulate policies of his own, in the better interest of his country. And he had the boots on the ground to enforce what he believed. Condemnation of his moves and motives did not matter. For nations rose out of resistance and resilience not out of bowing down to dictations of international bullies. When his words were ignored, his pleas fell on deaf ears he was left with little choice but to act and act he did. It took a lot of nerve, a lot of spirit and a lot of effort but such are the demands of all great risings where the people realize that the fate of their entire nation rests in the combined united efforts of so very few. And it is said, fate has always favored the brave.
Reactions were stiff, resistance stiffer. Condemnation widespread but those on the streets had taken a vow of loyalty to their leader and they would not let him down, and they stood their ground come wind rain or snow.
And that’s how it all started, that’s how a new nation was made. The vision of a single man, efforts of a few thousands backed by the hopes of many millions. And this nation played its part, a great part, it changed the world they lived in, it changed the world we were born in.
PS: ‘He’ had a name, the world knew him as Adolf Hitler. Think about it.
(from facebook notes of Ali Waqar Shah)
People of Color
Be proud for your own culture, be proud for the color of your skin, be proud for who you are.
Protect & respect your own beliefs, culture, traditions, origins, & morality because those are the ones that gives color and meaning to this world.
All these beautiful women, then there us “white” Americans with no real cultural roots with this:
I hate being white -_-” the closest thing I have to cultural heritage is my family can be traced back to Germany a little.
A mirror selfie with a cousin & bro.
This morning I woke up with a nest on my head, and I like it. Don’t you? ;)
I don’t understand how can any sane person give an example of newly built Taliban office in Qatar? Taliban never attacked Qatar, they never killed foreigners in Qatar or civilians of Qatar or soldiers of Qatar or government officials of Qatar. The day they do so, would be the last last of their existence & its traces from the land of Qatar. Qatar allowed them to have an office on the condition of being in law. Taliban are not a banned organisation in Qatar.
In Pakistan, TTP is banned, how can you allow a banned organisation to open an office?
And it’s the US that’s behind the Taliban office in Qatar, a neutral territory. There are no Taliban offices inside US. Americans are not fool enough to support a Taliban office in US. But I guess some Pakistanis are fool enough to support a Taliban office in Pakistan. Common sense is not so common.
I don’t understand how can any sane person even give an example of US having a Taliban office in Qatar to justify his demand of letting a banned organisation open an office in a country that it attacks & where it is banned?
Another thing, if TTP is operating inside Pakistan, which clearly it is & they do have all sorts of logistics & infrastructure to carry out their operations in all cities of Pakistan, even mountains (for killing foreign mountaineers). Can’t they negotiate on Skype? Don’t tell me they don’t have internet. Fool yourself please! Why is it necessary to have chai & samosas with them?
So so happy to know that Hakimullah Mehsud the head of Taliban in Pakistan got killed by a drone strike today. Now, Pakistan should gear up for new wave of attacks from TTP. Muharram are around the corner.
Drone attacks are a violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty. That’s right. But so are TTP attacks. Taliban commanders are not involved in anything sovereign for Pakistan or respectful of Pakistan. They’re killing innocents left, right & centre & will continue to do so until they cease to exist from the face of this Earth. They’ve killed 50,000+ Pakistanis, even today they killed Shia Muslims in Mach.
They will not stop, therefore attacks on them (drone or stone or whatever) shall not stop either. In last couple of years, dozens of different Taliban commanders have been killed in drone strikes. And that’s why they demanded stopping drone strikes as a precondition for talks. And that’s why drone strikes on them shall continue.
I know drone strikes do kill some innocents too. But TTP attacks kill more innocents. In a state of war, collateral damage happens. Because we don’t live in a perfect or ideal world. This is a sad fact. But less damage as caused by drones is better than the bigger damage as caused by TTP attacks.
When nothing is harmless, you have to pick something that’s less harmful. Just like good Taliban & bad Taliban logic of Imran Khan, I’d say there are good drones & bad drones. In case of Taiban, the good Taliban are less, bad Taliban are more. But in case of drones, good drones are more than bad drones.
It’s a pity that we do not have any workable third option. If I have to choose, I’ll always support drone strikes over TTP. Lesser evil.
The two assistant producers with the producer, writer, lyricist, actor, art director & production designer of Chambaili in the centre. #BehindTheScenes (at Gharhi Shahu, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.)
Excerpt From: Yousafzai, Malala. “I am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban.” Orion, 2013-10-07T22:00:00+00:00. iBooks.
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