Let’s stop taking it personally

“The Americans are killing our people, more drone attacks”. “They don’t have the right to send in troops. They don’t have the right to manipulate nations like that”.

The hate for America is something that is now a part of the daily routine for a Pakistani. We hate them so much. Let’s burn their flag. Let’s get out on our streets and burn some tyres. Burn a couple of cars owned by Pakistani’s. Let’s throw in a couple of shops while we are at it.

Well. I’m not even gonna go  into how wrong and stupid all these protests are but I will say two things though, if any one of you protesters got a chance to run from this country – you would. Secondly, they have every god damned right to do what they are doing, whether you like it or not. They will continue to do what they want and there is absolutely nothing that you can do to change that.

The point here is not America, it is any super power in the history of this world. What exactly did the Muslims do in their golden age? They conquered by sword, by treaties in the name of religion or how so ever. They used every ounce of their power to make a grand Muslim empire. Similarly, the British also had their time of glory. It wasn’t as messy as the American reign but it was there.

We are not living in a neighbourhood where everyone is everyone else friend. This isn’t Cheers where everyone knows your name. This is pure animal instinct to make my estate/territory as fortified as I can; it is no different from the instinct of producing offspring. It’s something built into us. If Pakistan was as powerful as the States right now, you would have acted differently? Would you let Israel be what it is today? I don’t think so. It would have still been a blood bath just in a different direction.

The solution is not to argue about what is right, what is wrong and who is right. Right/wrong always have been relative to who is in power and who has the final authority. There is no absolute when it comes to politics and territory.

As far as Dr. Afia and the related matters are concerned, well they gave a decision and nothing can be done about it. The jury is made of American citizens, you can’t barge in and say you don’t accept the court or the nation for that matter. Well, my friend, if you try that, an average Texan is going to take his rifle out and shoot you on sight. So the whole argument is pretty stupid. It’s their country , it’s their law and they will do whatever they can not because they can but because you are too weak economically, socially and in power.

It’s about time we stop this whole nonsense and start working on things that really matter. Growing intellectually, starting businesses working our asses off to be a unified nation. Get over the ‘oh, they are evil’ syndrome and come to a level where we can actually have a say in the matters of our or others’ state. Every nation needs a generation to sacrifice – let it be this generation. Learn, learn and learn more. The only way to do anything is by intellect not by brute force. The force comes after the intellect.

A rock in the hands of a cave man would never be as powerful as a rock in the hands of a modern man.

(Edited by : Nuzhat Saadia Siddiqi , cause she would bit my head off. If there is a grammatical mistake)


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Fahim Akhter

Fahim is a product manager with over 10 years of experience currently working as product head at MONT5. He focuses on user centric centric design, especially on brand, user experience and revenue product challenges. Prior to joining MONT5, Fahim's has worn multiple hats during his career from game production to product development but the emphasis has always been on creating unparalleled user experience and to help startups to make complex products more engaging. He has worked on diversified portfolio of startups including games, apps, education and e-commerce with product reach of 10M users across the globe. Fahim is a computer science graduate from FAST Islamabad. He volunteers for education and mentors students and startups, to help them grow and drive innovation.

4 thoughts on “Let’s stop taking it personally”

  1. She would BITE your head off.

    Anyways, I agree with this. You missed the part where Dr Afia is an American citizen and as such is bound by US laws to stand trial as the US legal system sees fit.

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