Revolution needs sacrifices on its bloodiest altar
March 18, 2011
The entire humanity has always perpetuated revolution in various norms and situations according to the needs and trends of eras, reacting to various kinds of exploitations, discriminations and/or progress. One of major examples of “ what kind of reaction can induce what kind of revolution” is the division of Sub-continent in two independent entities of Pakistan and India or the most famous Chinese revolution, which started in 1850, and is spread over an entire bloody and violent century before concluding in success.
The Chinese revolution, commonly titled as “Thai Pheng revolution” made its destructive presence felt in 18 provinces and 600 cities, bleeding close to 200 million lives, in what could / has been aptly termed as the last example of traditional warfare of rural farmers, while the first ever democratic warfare of modern day China; one of the most bitter and unforgettable tragedy of 19th Century, which far exceeded the tragedies and bloodshed of French revolution and the American Civil War.
The Chinese Revolution, led by Mao Ze Tsung finally succeeded in attaining its historical goal and after tearing of the yoke of centuries old serfdom and other prevalent socio-political morbidities perpetuated and encouraged by toadies of foreign alien enslavers, shined in all its glory and success on the global horizon on 01st Aug 1948. A closer scrutiny of 1927-1937 reveals that the foreign backed toady government of Chaing Kai Shek eliminated thousands of rural villages for siding with or submitting to the communist Revolution; while close to 1 million students, farmers, and intellectuals dedicated to change in system, were also exterminated for siding with communism.
Describing this mass genocide and destruction of Communist Party, one of the closest of aides of Mao disclosed in 1945 that “during 1927, the Communist Party was in its infancy, struggling on intellectual grounds and was not ready for attacks of government troops. It was only after this intensive damage, that the Communist Party started its armed resistance starting 01st August 1927, after establishing the first batch of PLA (People’s Liberation Army).
The second global example stands out as that of the division of Sub-Continent, where the Muslims of the region were the biggest sufferers, as they had always stood against usurpers and invaders from West, for centuries. The independence of Pakistan as led by Qauid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s democratic and peaceful struggle, did, not go well with the Hindu-oriented palate of the region, as a result millions perished, as their lives, honors and assets fell prey to bloodthirsty and prejudiced Hindus and volatile Sikh bandits; an open, daylight genocide of more than 2 million Muslims, surpasses the claimed Nazi Holocaust (of Jews), mostly executed in secrecy: whence
History witnessed the biggest ever Hijrat (exodus/migration) of Muslim community of Sub-Continent, which finally culminated to the desired Revolution of Muslims of Sub-Continent; Independence of Pakistan, on 14th August 1947. To put it in the words of one of elders of Mohajar Council: “ Pakistan was not presented to us in a golden plate with ease and smile”.
To cut the whole logic short, Revolution, whether it pertains to The French Revolution, Russian Revolution of 1917 the Italian fascist Revolution of Mussolini, blood and destruction has always been an integral part, as there are genocides, destruction of cities and properties, etc. The most recent of this bloody nature of Revolution can be well ascertained by The Libyan ‘attempted Revolution’, where many have been killed by no other than governmental troops, through aerial bombardments, and even regular attacks on towns and cities in order to wrestle them from rebels. There is yet more chance of further deaths and destruction, as America gets ready to take full advantage of the internal disorder, to attempt mass destruction of Libyan air-defense systems; preparations for which have been duly completed in form of 400 marines backed by a full fledged armada. This could result in genocide of people and mass destruction akin to that of Iraq.
Echoes of Revolution are also resounding in our Country as well, with elements calling for bloody revolution. However it is most ironic and embarrassingly funny that these clarion calls are being made by elements who are themselves the biggest coalition partners of other part of exploitive bourgeois elite of Pakistan! Altaf Hussain, the new procliamer of revolution in his motherland is just another fugitive of law, wanted in countless cases of crimes. Entrenched seven seas away, in the luxiourious security and serenity of his foreign directors, sustaining himself on billions worth of extortion and black money, (black mailing, dacoities, street crimes, extortion of all levels, etc) calls for revolution to overthrow his coalition partners, when and if they dare to, so much as point finger at his party’s misdemeanors. Political blackmail, at its best (?) by a proxy politician who dares not return home, for God knows whatever reasons.
Maybe Altaf Hussain never read Khalil Jibran’s logic of Revolution: “Revolution is never perpetuated, it simply makes its presence felt”. One of the biggest and mandatory prerequisites of Revolution is that the leader should have the will power and heart to sacrifice above all his workers and even masses. Without this, all of it is just a lost cause. Revolution requires discipline, unity and faith. The masses of Pakistan, no doubt need such a revolution; as after decades of living amid discriminations, perpetuated by exploitive ruling elite, bureaucracy, feudals and other negative elements of Pakistan, they are itching to burn and occupy all palaces, factories and heaps of plundered loot, owned by insatiable demons. However all rests with the will of the masses.
Luckily Pakistan is blessed with a healthy Parliamentarian and democratic values, well on its way to progressive and gradual evolution; hence any bloody revolution could be easily discounted. A peaceful transition to a just, equality-oriented, indiscriminate system of transparent, unbiased Justice and vibrant economy would be just the right and tight recipe. Added with secure human rights and progress, spiced with a dash of National Sovereignty would be just fine. An ideal situation to envision is where the entire Nation stretching from Mountains of Khyber to the coasts of Karachi feels secure and safe from all kind of internal and external harm, and where nobody sleeps hungry, gender equality thrives and education and merit rule.
It is this kind of Islamic, welfare-oriented, peacefully and transparently democratic and merit-oriented Revolution, Pakistan needs.
Courtesy The Ummat