Thursday, December 27, 2007

because we are India...

We ought to among the first to condemn the assassination of Ms. Benazir Bhutto.

It is, definitely, another assault on democracy, but very unfortunately, it is an assault carried out by the democracy itself. It is an assault that finds its roots in the democracy that Pakistan has carved out for itself since independence.

We send to the people of Pakistan our love, goodwill, and friendship.

We hope that you will find yourselves as a nation, and realize that your enemies aren't across the border, or in far-away western lands.
Your enemies reside in your midst, and they are blinding you with acts of hatred and cowardice because they have no face to show to you.

They have no agenda, but to thwart your growth. They have no peace, except that which they feel when they see you in pain. They have no joy, except to revel in your misery. They want you to fight each other, and they want you to believe that you are fundamentally different from each other.

Don't give in. Don't give up. You are a nation, and you live in an age that is meant to build the wealth of nations.

Don't go searching for a democracy. Let it find you. And find you, it will.

Good luck.