The Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan lost the “No confidence” vote in Parliament yesterday. Which happens after his sided with China and Russia of late. The PM have been in power since the August 2018 election. Meaning Khan’s reign lasted nearly 4 out of the 5 year term.
Khan like any other PM in Pakistan’s history he couldn’t rule out a full term. The act of no confidence and him leaving the Prime Minister’s house as well.
After last nights vote. There is more turmoil in Pakistan. The Speaker and Deputy of the National Assembly did resign from their posts. It’s also put a “high alert” on all international airports of Pakistan and no government official is allowed to leave to Republic. Meaning the tensions are high and we should be worried about the outcome.
Khan has said he lost after foreign interference. That means that the National Assembly is all “bought” and “puppets” of the Americans or whoever that is behind this interference. That is a challenging quest to prove. As they are elected as Khan was too.
Khan has said the “Opposition” will install a “Foreign Meddled” government in his stead. By saying his… his initially stating their funded and directed from foreign powers. That is a dangerous sentiment and says the opposition has no agency of their own. While he can easily gain support and solidarity from Moscow or Beijing. That just says it all…
Just like Khan could seek support from Russia and China. The opposition could seek report from Washington D.C. that is the gist of it. Yes, he can claim foreign meddling into this, but it was internally it happened and after the Supreme Court ordered the “No confidence” vote too.
Also, a man that tries to dissolve a National Assembly and a Parliament better have legit reasons to do so. He better come equipped and have the popularity behind him. It is a risk politically to do that and that’s why he lost in the Supreme Court. Which gave way for the “No Confidence” vote.
Maybe, Khan felt invisible or to confident for his own making. The move to make himself a “care-taker” PM and dissolve the Parliament was a risky move, which backfired in the courts. That’s why yesterday’s vote was significant.
When you play a high stakes game, you better come prepared and ready. Especially, when you malign or try to even outmanoeuvre your opposition. Khan should have done more and tried to sway the opinion. In addition, if he believed the Anti-American sentiments to be strong or a viable cause to take. He should have sought after that first, before trying to dissolve or stop the National Assembly. However, that is something you can only say in hindsight.
Khan may believe he will get a new majority and control of the National Assembly in the next election. That’s why his taking it easy and is cautious now. He believes he will come out on top again and will be strengthen too. Because, he in his mind proved the opposition is “foreign” meddling representatives in Parliament. Nevertheless, that is not proven and is only his allegations for now.
Khan lost now… but maybe not forever. He can return and even gain more strength. Khan was lethal and smart in the opposition. That’s why this position can galvanize him again. Who knows… but don’t expect that man to give up and lay down. His waiting to hit another wicket and win this match yet again. Peace.
“When it comes to President Jovenel Moise and is mandate, the Haitian constitution does not clearly address the situation” – Ned Price
The Core Group of Ambassadors, Organization of American States (OAS) and United States of America supported President Jovenel Moïse term ended on the 7th February 2021. However, he has used all his tricks, avenues and means to stay in-office. That is being done while the general public is demonstrating and the authorities are using force to stop.
Therefore, with this stalemate. It is only one thing that makes sense. That Jovenel Moïse seeks political refugee in the United States of America. This because his a puppet for them and not wanted by the Haitians. They don’t want him as their ruler. The people don’t want him to be in charge and be their highest ranking official. No, they want him packing.
Jovenel Moïse have been unpopular for years. His election was a mess to with such a low turnout it shouldn’t have been legit in the first place. This President have had scandal after scandal. A man who has now after his term ended given land away to the elites. Just to ensure the rich and powerful is on his side. While also striking at the Judiciary and elsewhere. Everything in order to consolidate power and not hand it over. Even when he knows his time is up.
The US is paying him lip-service, while the public is in the streets. Washington DC is clearly invested in him, as U.S. State Department Spokesperson Ned Price have defended him too. They are saying he have another year in office. Because, his their installed prince and puppet.
If the US wants him so much. Why don’t offer him political exile? Maybe give him shelter in Wilmington, Delaware. That since his position and role matters so much. However, in Haiti and Port-au-Prince his not loved or cherished. Therefore, it is only righteous that his returned to sender. Unless, one of the Core Group member states wants him instead.
The US and the rest of the supporters should get the memo. The Haitians don’t want him. That’s why they should read the stars, the moons and listen to the Gods. They are imperialists and acting as colonialists, imposing a leader on the general public. A leader and a man they don’t want.
Jovenel Moïse should be packing, leave and never be in office again. There should be elections and a new leadership in order in Port-au-Prince. However, the grand stand appears to happen, because the US and others are supporting Moïse no matter what.
The public wants him resign and call for a another. They don’t want a neocolonial puppet at the helm. Nobody can blame them for that.
If the US wants a puppet… they can take him in and shelter his ass. They should send him documents and allow him entry. Hell, they should give him citizenship and let him settle down in Little Haiti in Miami, Florida. Maybe he can play golf at Mar-A-Lago, if Trump allows him in.
Nevertheless, he shouldn’t be in office in anymore. If the US cares so much about him. Give him political asylum and stop tormenting the Haitians. Since they don’t want him anymore. Peace.
The United States of America seems like it needs Election Observation Missions to give an oversight and look into the election process. Especially, since the US administration and the Trump Administration isn’t in the space of wanting free and fair elections. The democratic values is dying. The ability to use foreign actors and rig elections is getting more rampant.
The way the money are commercialized the elections and the PACs who are used to promote candidates. The way industries and donors are swaying parties not only one policies, but also how they gearing into certain type of candidates. This is already disfranchising big parts of the electorate. Just by knowing this, there should be asking questions of how “free” the elections are, when the candidates and parties needs to millions of dollars to be able to field candidates in the first place.
The other worry is how states are disfranchising voters from voting. Blocking people from the polls. Making it harder for people to vote. Putting in place laws that blocks certain parts of the demographics and also gerrymandering too. This is all done deliberately to ensure one party get automatic seats. That is all done in ways to ensure one party get their ticket through in that state.
In the United States with the Republican Party and the Trump Administration. There is now proof, that he wants to be a big man. He is sowing doubt about mail-in-ballots or Absentee-Voting. Something the President and his allies has done several of times. This will issue that voting will take longer time, but it will still be valid ballots. However, with this the results will be monitored in another way then before. The polls and the declared results will be later. Nevertheless, it is only a different change of method, but not changing the fact.
The US has also a President that has repeatedly wanted to rule forever and stating that he will not make a peaceful transition if he looses. That is a warning sign of weak “big-man” who doesn’t respect democratic values. However, there have never been any signals of that from the Head of State. He wants to rule on decree and be accountable.
When we know all this, the African Union (AU), Organization of American States (OAS), Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Commonwealth and the European Union should all send Election Observer Missions to the United States Presidential Elections before November 2020 polls.
Something got to happen. To ensure the ballots are verified. Before the voter registered are bugged, all technical staff and such. There need to be an Memorandum of Understanding between the US and alternatives EOMs. They need to travel across the Republic and check it out. The US needs several EOMs to ensure they are doing things correctly. Because, they need outsiders monitoring and reporting on what’s happening.
The US have pushed this on others. They have sent the Carter Center and others to overlook others when they are going to the polls. However, with the history of questionable results and vote rigging for instance in Florida like in 2000. There is a need for EOMs to overlook everything and could be a driving force to secure the elections. So, they can either verify or write condemnations of how they are doing things wrongly.
They can also see the malfunctions, the possible rigging and the possible disfranchising of citizens from the polls. The EOMs can prove this and report it. They will follow the Constitution and the Election statutes. They will sign-off to International Standards and will state what they are seeing. They will not be partisan and be for one party.
The chaos and the way the President is putting things in a tail-spin. The way his allies, cronies and appointed leaders are making things worse. The way his party is not supporting the core values of the Republic.
It shows the needs for a EOMs to the U.S. they are in dire need for it. We the world need to secure this election. Unless, we’re cool with Russian interference and others swaying the elections in their favours. So, if we don’t care. Then they can swim alone in their own big sea. However, it looks like they need some oversight and transparency from outsiders.
I never expect it to happen, but it would be a healthy vibe. The US seems on a path of self-destruction and need the world to give them notes on how to do it. Since, they have forgotten how they do it and need observers and experts from the outside. To ensure they are doing the right thing and are holding credible elections. This, because the President and his allies are creating doubt… also they are doing what they can to hack and seemingly “rig” in their favour. When you do this all to distrust a process and election. Then its really a need for someone to spell it out and report on it.
Who better, then to get the AU, OAS and ASEAN to the bid? They can all have some former Presidents as the leaders of the teams with bunch of former MPs and such. These will all be based across the Republic. One team in the West, one in the East and another in the Mid-West. Also, even Commonwealth based in the South. Just so all of them have their bases and can do their thing. That seems like something the world can do.
We know it will never happen… but it would be a healthy and ensure credibility. The US needs it these days and that says a lot about the fall of the Republic. Peace.
“To those who have said, “Be patient and wait,” we have long said that we cannot be patient. We do not want our freedom gradually, but we want to be free now! We are tired. We are tired of being beaten by policemen. We are tired of seeing our people locked up in jail over and over again. And then you holler, “Be patient.” How long can we be patient? We want our freedom and we want it now. We do not want to go to jail. But we will go to jail if this is the price we must pay for love, brotherhood, and true peace” – John Lewis (“SPEECH AT THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON” (28 AUGUST 1963)
There are some unsung heroes and then there John Lewis. The United States Representative from 1986 until this death. A man who stood for the good fight to the bitter end. The civil rights leader, congressman and icon.
His resilience and moral compass have been with him all of his life. The determination to overcome the obstacles in society and make it better. Do the good trouble for cause of justice for all. A man who has inspired a generation and will continue to do so long after his gone.
I hope that I can just emulate a little of what he did. The way he stood for the good cause. The way in the midst of trouble, knew it was worth it. He called it good trouble. When the state has laws who undermines the public, who doesn’t serve the public, it’s your right to oppose it. Lewis have been arrested, belittled and hurt for the good causes.
He stood in it, together with the others leaders of the civil rights movement and part of the Big Six in the 1960s. John participated in the March on Washington in 1963 and the protest in Selma, Alabama in 1965, which was coined the Bloody Sunday. He lead up to 600 marches in that time.
“Yes, we have made some progress. We have come a distance. We are no longer met with bullwhips, fire hoses, and violence when we attempt to register and vote. But the sad fact is, the sad truth is discrimination still exists. And that is why we still need the Voting Rights Act. And we must not go back to the dark past. We cannot separate the debate today from our history and the past we have traveled. When we marched from Selma to Montgomery in 1965, it was dangerous. It was a matter of life and death. I was beaten. I had a concussion at the bridge. I almost died. I gave blood, but some of my colleagues gave their very lives” (John Lewis – ‘Rep. John Lewis Comments on Voting Rights Act Reauthorization’ 13.07.2006).
It’s with those kind of actions made him the hero he is. He was the main sponsor for 22 bills in Congress. Out of the 22 bills, there are 8 bills is in remembrance and commemoration of the Civil Rights and Civil Rights leaders.
The two latest enacted bills, which he was the main sponsor of was the Great American Outdoors Act and Taxpayers First Act. The first act was to secure funding for National Monuments, National Parks and the National Park Service, the back-log of lacking funds to be secured. The Taxpayers First Act was to modernize the IRS. Therefore, he did legislation for the betterment of society and remember the ones who fought for the good causes.
There will not be anyone like John Lewis, but we can work to emulate him. We can work for a better world. A world of justice for all. He fought for justice and against impunity. The Black Lives Matter is a “follow-up” to the likes Lewis. They are fighting for the same cause as Lewis was. Society have moved, but still there is battles ahead for all to get the same freedom. There are still mass-incarceration and police brutality against African-Americans. Which is something Lewis fought against, was arrested for and stood tall against the authorities.
That is why Lewis and his achievements are so important. His battles are not yet fought. The good trouble he got in the 1960s. Is still something we have to battle today in 2020. We still have to go against the systemic racism and against oppression of minorities. That shouldn’t be the case, but clearly the fight is not over.
The legacy Lewis leaves behind is a man of morals and conscience, which is needed. Who will fill the void? Who knows?
Hopefully, his speeches, his books and his life can be an inspiration for others. A man who stood in the midst of the Civil Rights era, a man who went on the front-line. Who became a representative and stood for the just cause to the bitter end. I just hope we emulate just a figment of what he stood for. So, we can together make a better world. If necessary join together in good trouble. To stand up to injustice in society.
If we only learn a little from this man and follows his example. We can make a better world. Where we fight against the ones who sponsor injustice and impunity against fellow citizens, because of their creed and colour, which is wrong by all means. Where we all should be equal and all equality before the law.
He has been on point all through his life and I’ll end with a statement on voter suppression in 2011:
“Mr. Speaker, voting rights are under attack in America. There is a deliberate and systematic attempt to prevent millions of elderly voters, young voters, students, minorities, and low-income voters from exercising their constitutional right to engage in the democratic process. Voter ID laws are becoming all too common. But make no mistake, Voter ID laws are a poll tax. People who struggle to pay for basic necessities cannot afford a voter ID” (John Lewis – ‘Rep. John Lewis Condemns Voter Suppression In the U.S.’ 19.07.2011).
Rest In Peace John Lewis. Your legacy and achievements will life on. You will inspire generations to come. Peace.