Of cats and dogs…

No – this ain’t about the movie.

I read in the news some days ago that the Sharif brothers said that the decisions will now be taken on street in the long march on 16th of March. PPP officially said that they will not make alliance with PML-N against the governor rule. Zardari sahab appointed Mr. Qamar as the new Air Chief (bypassing three of his seniors). It almost sounds like a repetition of Musharraf’s case.

Anyhow – that’s not the point.

The point is that they say that cats are more loyal to places and dogs are more loyal to people. From that, I can safely conclude that most politicians of Pakistan are dogs.

I don’t know what will happen on the sixteenth of March and how much bloodshed will happen in my beloved Islamabad.

But there was this movie Payback which had the following sequence of dialogues.

Porter: Who makes the decisions?
Carter: Well, a committee would make the decision in this case…
Porter: One man… you go high enough you always come to one man… who?

The real matter of worry is not that who is the man who is at the top. Concern is that where does the loyalty of that man(read: person) lie.

And in case of Pakistan, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out where his loyalties lie, lie, lie

God bless Pakistan!

7 Comments so far

  1. kabirdas on March 10th, 2009 @ 1:35 am

    @ Talha Masood

    I wonder why a politician minds it if he is called a dog. Actually a dog has a better reason to mind it. See what a person like Will Durant has to say about a dog in his famous book ‘ The Pleasures of Philosophy’ chapter ‘ God and Immortality’:

    " Yes. Why shouldn’t my dog be as immortal as I? I am as brutal to him as Jehovah himself could be; I am selfish, and give him only what I don’t want; I desert him when I like, but he is more faithful to me than Heloise to Abelard. Of the two of us I think he is the better Christian."

    It may, therefore, be more appropriate to call a politician a horse because of his willigness to be traded. But then a horse may also get offended by this.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if a pig also feel offended when a politician is likened to him. Brings to mind an anecdote which I read the other day:

    A biker walks into a yuppie bar and shouts, "All pliticians are assholes!"
    He looks around, obviously hoping for a challenge. Finally a guy comes up to him, taps him on the shoulder, and says, "Take that back."
    The biker says, "Why? Are you a politician?"
    "No, I’m an asshole."

    That means you will not be able to equate a politician with an ass hole either. So what do we do? Well, I suppose this being the case just call him what he is. A politician —uncompareable to a dog, a horse, a pig, an ass hole or anything else like that.

    Have a good night. See you at the dharna.

  2. wkhang on March 10th, 2009 @ 1:36 am

    I would say that people should go into protest but do not destroy the public property.


  3. kabirdas on March 11th, 2009 @ 12:38 am

    @ wkhang

    My friend I must say you have come up with a profound thought. So profound that hardly anyone will be able to understand it. I reckon you confront the protesters to explain the profundity of your idea.

  4. Talha Masood (thandak) on March 13th, 2009 @ 12:49 pm


    Thanks for the unfathomed thoughts


    Thanks for the wish, I hope that something like that happens…

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