Pakistan is a zombie nation animated by a virus. You can attack the zombie but only more will grow, it is only by curing the virus will the zombie came back to normality. India must show the world how to cure a virus like Islam instead of grinning every time it battles zombies.
I’m taking a breather from quite a hectic day since I’m beginning to feel that the only solution to the India-Pakistan quagmire is absolute separation.
I can’t but help love Pakistan in the same way a young child loves their parent, even if it has become a zombie. The only hope that child has is that the cure happens in time before the infestation is complete.
I learnt about the LOC groups from the Pakistani whatsapp groups. What shocked me is how nationalistic these secular, liberal and atheistic Pakistanis got as soon as India struck.
I went to a lecture last night at St. Johns given by Britain’s youngest parliamentarian (his constant name-dropping even made me blush).
His contention is that the “Asian Century” is almost wholly contingent on India’s growth. If India doesn’t grow then the Asian share of GDP (by 2050) is 30% of the globe, if it does reach its potential Asia will cross 50%.
India has a strange relationship to Pakistan. It just can’t quit Pakistan.
There is an irredentism to the India psyche that is wholly absent in the Pakistani one. I’m probably the last Pakistani who would like to see a unified Punjab but if Pakistanis did feel Indian then they would have name their country North India.
I’m convinced no Indian *gets* Pakistan except for Indira Gandhi. She coolly and calculatedly struck on Pakistan and delivered a lasting blow from which it never recovered. She played for time, built the moral case, let the situation develop to a boiling point and then struck. She also allowed the moral legitimacy to stay on India’s side by letting Bangladesh become independent (she could have Sikkimised it if she so wished). Her father on the other hand was a total moron, who squandered India’s izzat. The Father is the worst Indian of the century but the consolation is that the Daughter is the greatest India.
But this is not my point, India is fighting with a failing country. India has everything to lose and Pakistan has nothing to lose. India’s future is to dominate an Ocean, Pakistan’s is to be a chattel passed around an Arab & Chinese master.
However when India galvanises the Pakistani people, it also makes Pakistan an extraordinarily valuable chip to various geopolitical actors. It is entirely India’s failure that she hasn’t made 100mm Muslim Punjabis completely invested into the Indian growth story.
This latest incident has made me realise there is no hope whatsoever. It benefits me on a personal level because I can glide between two very different spheres effortlessly (one of the advantages of being a Kaffirstani; I’m kosher to Pakistanis because even though I find Islam repulsive to the touch, I’m very partial to Pakistan).
But India has messed this up since she has spawned Pakistan. By obsessing on Pakistan India has allowed the virus that is Islam to grow and fester in the Subcontinent. Pakistan is a zombie nation animated by this virus.
Instead of punishing Pakistan with each action, not by retaliating, but through a Kautilyan strategy of undermining India’s Muslim minority (like China).
- In response to this attack, the Muslim law code in India should have been immediately abolished.
- A second attack should have led to the imposition of Vande Mataram across all Muslim schools.
- A third attack should have led to the arbitrary appropriation of a hundred mosques.
- A fourth attack should have led to the nationalisation of the Taj (which is currently administered by a Waqf).
It would satisfy the izzat demand of an angry Hindu population but also humiliate Pakistan, which would be powerless (India would only need to show the housing of JeM to demonstrate that Pakistan should first clean up its act and the Ummah doesn’t really care about the welfare of brown Muslims).
Pakistan would have quickly figured out the score and for the sake of her Indian Muslim kin would have retreated back as she has done in Uighurstan (Imran Khan claims not to know what’s happening there). However these hysterics/jingoistics (there is a better word for this that I can’t remember) only hurts India’s rise and is an emotional sop.
Unfortunately India and Indians will never get it because they are disenfranchised by the Nehruvian trap. The only hope is that India avoids a nuclear exchange and focus on economic growth.