Over the course of the last few months, the responses to my personal blog have become “interesting” to say the least. I am not talking about the usual comments posted by friends and fellow bloggers regarding their review of my latest post but of HATE messages that are addressed to me sent via email. Apparently, ‘they’ believe that a profanity filled critique of my person (and not my work) would convince me to stop writing. Ironically, it has the opposite effect, as usually it gives me even more motivation to continue writing my drivel to further infuriate my ‘enraged’ audience.
It is understandable though, that as governments becoming more and more intolerant of dissent (of any kind), they are likely to influence their non-thinking sycophantic constituency to take up arms against those who critique their favourite leaders.
A basic fact is so easily forgotten by most in general populace. Government is there to serve you. It is NOT the other way round. Questioning authority and criticizing the government is also Patriotism but I digress.
For this week's update, I bring a small collection of links for your perusal.
Lightwithin paints a picture of the popular Basant Festival in Lahore; Suspect Paki highlights a rather disturbing incident of intolerance; Organic Brew complains about the content of the English dailies in Pakistan; Glasshouse writes about thugs in Pakistani politics; and finally, I comment on the Pentagon's new plan to influence the international community.
That is all for this week. I am off to write another article for my blog, which might enrage some readers resulting in uncontrollable wailing, gnashing of teeth and prolapsing of certain scrotums – so be warned!