The fight against an exploitative system

The more you read history, the more you realize the price people paid to gain freedom. The current government is busy celebrating the success of its democratic coup, but reasonable and rational minds are studying the current situation and evaluating why this change has become necessary. The idea that this government is not made up of crooks and criminals and that those who run it are of just and free dispositions is as offensive as it is absurd. Our exploitation as people is an ongoing process and quite similar to the European exploitation of the rest of the world. Like the rest of the exploited world, we are also powerless and will remain so until we decide as a people to rise up and fight for our freedom.

History tells us that the entire province of Africa was plundered and plundered as the West dug its claws into the African continent. It is in the same spirit that our dynastic political parties have dug their claws into Pakistani politics and even when they have been kept out of power for the past three years, they have worked overtime, plotted and planned, and succeeded in overthrowing a government that was popular with the people. The wealthy owners and leaders of these parties who have been labeled the “Sicilian mafia” by the Supreme Court of Pakistan have devastated the political, social and economic system of that country in the same way that the West has devastated the developing world for his own progress. .

In the era of Western exploitation of the developing world, white supremacy was reflected in colonialism, genocide and ethnic cleansing. In the 15th and 16th centuries, genocides in the Americas and the Caribbean and transatlantic slavery became the engine of Western development. According to one estimate, 12 million Africans were transported from the African continent to America and the Caribbean during this period. Readers may consider that the slavery I cite here as an example was the work of a distant past, but isn’t the country we live in today created in the same image? The cotton and sugar industries of the Americas and Britain were built on slave labor. Slavery literally built these empires. I see the similarity in how these sugar barons and feudal lords of our country, most of whom are associated with politics, continue to benefit and build their personal empires at the cost of the lives of poor people who live in poverty and suffer but must serve the commercial interests of their masters at a very low paid cost. These people unlike African slaves are not chained but can they consider themselves free? The West has traded in human flesh, but our industrial politicians, landowners, sugar mill owners and exploiters of the poor are the traders who trade the future well-being and aspirations of these poor for their personal enrichment and progress. . Wealthy American and British industrialists set up iron industries where handcuffs and shackles were produced – the same handcuffs that chained and handcuffed millions of Africans who were transported to work in their sugar and cotton. A similar colonial mindset and mentality was used in this country to plant a network of highways and roads in this country at huge cost, not because the country needed those highways and roads and that they were his priority, but only because our political masters owned the huge cement and iron industries that produced the raw material needed to build these road networks with huge profit margins for them. What we have today is a network of highways that any developing country would be proud of, but with that we also have levels of poverty, education and health services that would tilt the head of any self-respecting nation.

The Dutch, Portuguese, French, Britain, Spain and America all engaged in interdependent exploitation of the developed world. Not only did they steal the wealth of the developing world to build their homelands, but they also prevented the necessary development of these countries and kept them under economic oppression. Our fate was no different under the rule of our political masters. Millions of people in this country find themselves trapped in working and working conditions similar to those that prevailed during colonial times. Was this the fate of the people of this country? Was that the purpose for which this country was created? The dictionary definition of colonialism is the direct rule over the subject people by a foreign power, but in the modern world a state can still be colonized not directly but by indirect rule by a sovereign power. Our political masters are settler remnants of Orientalists who study abroad, do business abroad, and live abroad; they only come here to remain as the imperialist powers of the past to rule and exploit us without challenge.

But I am very happy, because never before have I seen the confidence, conscience, anger and hope that I see in the people of Pakistan today. Not only are our political masters worried today, but with them those who have engaged in colonial practices of exploiting people and resources and cheating the system are also worried. If Imran Khan returns to power, the people hope that he will bring a significant change in the lives of the poor and middle class. I already feel like his support base fits right in and sits in that class of people. I have met many critics of Imran Khan who are generally the beneficiaries of the system created by our colonial-minded political masters. They fear the downfall and abandonment of the current operating system – a system that has created a huge divide between haves and have-nots in this country; a system that helped the rich get richer at the cost of exploiting the poor; a system that has spawned illiberalism, injustice and inequality in our society.

It is the hope of the people that this system will collapse and with it the creators of this system will collapse. Imran Khan carries the hope of the people of this country on his shoulders. For the people, he is a messiah but for our supporters of the colonizing state of mind, and the creators of this system, he is a great threat

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