Sad…

Yesterday night I was taking olives out of the olive jar from my fridge when this short story came to my mind.

A monkey-trap.

Trapper puts hazelnuts in a jar with a top just big enough for the monkey to slip a hand into. The monkey puts his hand in it and gets a big handful. But now his hand is too big to get out of the jar. He can get away anytime he is willing to leave the nuts, but he cannot bring himself to let go. He will stay stuck there, chattering and shouting, and the trapper can pick him up at his leisure.

Then I thought of the current political situation of Pakistan, and then thought that maybe we – the citizens of Pakistan – have been playing the monkey at the hands of a very few while being in the delusion of being a Pure Patriotic Protagonist (pun intended).

I hope – I just hope that I am wrong…

Pakistan Paindabad (Perhaps) !!!

10 Comments so far

  1. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on September 8th, 2008 @ 11:33 am

    Until a strong class is built in order to kick feudalism out. Worry not. The scenes will remain the same.

    Foreign powers will give "our leaders" scores of loans … and this nation will go on meeting the two ends. Some will be shed in the way.

    Pathetic.


  2. kabirdas on September 8th, 2008 @ 1:38 pm

    Talah Masood:
    It is just going to be between you and me. Tell me if you had put your hand in the olive jar where it got stuck before this monkey story came to your mind :-)


  3. wkhang on September 8th, 2008 @ 6:56 pm

    Eye Opening information is awailable, most of us does not know lot of things about Islam, we should share it with all:

    http://www.isgoc.com/aboutislam/muhammad/index.htm


  4. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on September 9th, 2008 @ 12:24 am

    @kabirdas, you wrote his name wrongly … again =)


  5. kabirdas on September 9th, 2008 @ 4:32 am

    @ A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on September 9th.

    Indeed I did despite that this time I thought about it for few seconds before typing the name. I suppose it is my Faka Kashi which is the cause of it this time. I am sorry and apologize for it. Both for my Faka Kashi and spelling the name wrong. It is Talha, Talha, Talha —-. I will remember it next time.


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  7. kabirdas on September 9th, 2008 @ 9:03 pm

    My thoughts are also no different from that of Talha (NOT TALAH). I look at the politics of Pakistan as monkey business involving foxes,jackals and pigs et al. I needn’t label them as such. It is so easy that even a fifth grader can do that.


  8. khanum on September 10th, 2008 @ 9:26 pm

    i hope talha’s thoughts are proved wrong. not a nice thought at all.
    nice new twist on getting one’s thoughts across though.


  9. kabirdas on September 10th, 2008 @ 10:40 pm

    @ khanum on September 10th.

    Agree with you totally. I also hope Talha is proved wrong. I also liked the way Talha presented his view point; so concisely, precisely and effectively.
    Talha: Let us have another one just like the other one, please do.


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