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Friday, December 28, 2007

Heart Sick

My heart is sick about what they did to Benazir Bhutto. I was not surprised--the surprise was that an intelligent woman was allowed to have any power or influence in a Muslim nation at all, ever. It took someone very special AND with the right connections.

But this is what makes peace advocates give up. It becomes completely apparent that whenever anyone or any movement becomes too successful and threatens to break the stranglehold of big business or extreme religion (the two factions I see at work here) they simply get eliminated. Usually some past indiscretion is brought up. That's the NICE way of dealing with it. If someone doesn't have any skeletons in the closet, they just get dead.

Doesn't leave you with much hope. Or incentive. I just keep clinging to my beliefs because they are ingrained. I sure don't see EVER living anywhere that supports them.

Yet another one of my infrequent political rants that generates a raging silence, I know. But where else do I get to say what I think?


Lee said...

Bhutto had her share of skeletons, but people were willing to follow her in spite of them. That just made her more dangerous to the ruling elite.

Sometimes we must stand up to violence with violence. But that should always be the last resort, not the first choice as it is in so much of the world.

Sam said...

I found myself weeping in the car yesterday as I heard of this horrific act. Can't imagine what the east will look like with her not there to add to the discussion.

nyjlm said...

When my husband told me I wasn't surprised that it happened- but I was suprised by the wind-knocked-out-of-me feeling I had, and continue to have.
Things like this tend to leave me feeling like those awful conspiracy theory/end of life as we know it movie plots could happen. We watched Die Hard 3 (Bruce Willis) this week and I'm telling you, I can almost imagine it happening.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your sadness Suna because indeed she was special I hope her death will help other womyn wake up their power.