The Pardon


Everyone is outraged.

Once again, it would seem that justice’s ass has been kicked. The rich have wielded their magic power wand. Money/threat has been used by one group to terrorize the other, weaker one to submit. The law in the country has favored the former. “Our” religion seems to have aided these people in promoting their own agendas.

And so, everyone is rightly outraged.

There is already no hope in/for our country. This was one thing that people believed in. One thing they stood for. One thing that brought them together. And now, with the pardon, it has all been for nothing. With the pardon, the nation supported Shahzeb and his family for nothing! With the pardon, who will ever stand up for justice ever again? With the pardon, who will ever want to stand up for justice again?

Oh, people!

Giving up won’t bring you closer to this goal. Ever.

So what if once again the rich’s magic money wand waving has gotten them out of trouble? Saying you’ve lost hope and won’t come out in support for such causes is equal to saying they have won.

Forever.

We’ll get there, people. One of these days, we will get there. Slow and steady wins the race.

But I understand. Hope is a very fickle thing.

Oops


A: Who is the most powerful person on the planet?

B: A policeman.

A: How so?

B: Because he can stop traffic with one hand.

Classic. And yet, for us, traffic policemen are just another part of the system that we have to bear, a corrupt system at that, and hence, probably part of the problem. And so, we barely pay attention to them.

So much so that *smack!* – this morning, one uncle, in a hurry to “make” the signal did not see the poor policeman standing in the middle of the road, in this really hot weather, directing the traffic.

Oops. It would seem a policeman’s power is dependent on the propensity of the drivers to obey the law as well as use their eyes and ears.