21 Rabi ul Awwal 1425 AH

Today was the day of by elections for three seats in the national and provincial assemblies. Some of my friends went to see what was going on. It was like any other election. People being forced to vote by very very distant relatives suddenly gotten very close. People being cajoled to vote for money or a free meal. An overbearing sense of impending doom and extreme tension. The kind that led to today's polling related violence and the three deaths in the city.

Apart from that the premier institution of third world democracy also took place. Rigging. One of my friends gave 18 votes today. And the shocking thing was that he gave 3 votes to one party and 15 to another. He voted for himself, his family and lots of people who had recently died and/or been lost.

Today was another great day for democracy in the third world. That perfect system of government, espoused by the United States as the only possible system that will work, with an overbearing sense of confidence, so much so, that, it is declared to be forced upon the arab world, even if they are not ready to accept it.

GOD! I hate politics and politicians. I can never be a good citizen of a democracy.


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