OMG!! Benazir Bhutto!
Alive yesterday, buried today!
Waoh! And you begin to wonder…..
You would actually think the world in which we live in is actually moving in a certain direction; in one whereby our leaders can come to a common table of resolutions because they recognize that the have different strategies for a shared interest; where our leaders can realize that diplomacy can actually end in talk without the use of weaponry; where our leaders can finally allow their civilians to go to sleep with both eyes closed because they know their leaders will smooth it out in their game of minds; where naively I think blood must not be shed for change to be attained; where our leaders recognize that their actions and greed while in power invariably affects the very people whose interests they sought to represent.
What a world! Today’s realism is pathetic! How far away are we from that idealism?
Sadly and dauntingly, the ultimate prize of passionate leadership and activism seems to be death. I can relate with the notion of making sacrifices to bring about change, trigger a movement or create revolution. But what I can’t relate to is where death fits into this picture. Although, throughout history, the death of such leaders has ironically marked the true birth and evolution of everything that they stood for! And somewhere in our humanness and subconscious, our ability to relate to idealist philosophies and principles only begins to truly resonate when it’s triggered by abrupt and dramatic happenings!
Well, she’s made the list! The list of leaders who have paid that ultimate prize.
May her family be comforted! May her country find peace! May the world learn from this!