Saturday, December 29, 2007

Benazir Bhutto (21 June 1953 - 27 December 2007)


A young Benazir Bhutto and Indian foreign minister Swaran Singh stand together in Simla, (a week after her 19th birthday)! They were standing beside her father (not pictured) Pakistani president Ali Bhutto and Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi for a summit, on June 28, 1972.
It was her father who chose to call his first-born daughter Benazir, which means “without comparison”.

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Benazir_Bhutto

Mad World- Gary Jules

10 comments:

Uncivil said...

I just felt the need to acknowledge the greatness of this woman as a real symbol for democracy worldwide!

Uncivil said...

"Mad World" is a song written by Roland Orzabal of the British band Tears for Fears.

"All around me are familiar faces
Worn out places, worn out faces
Bright and early for their daily races
Going nowhere, going nowhere
Their tears are filling up their glasses
No expression, no expression
Hide my head I want to drown my sorrow
No tomorrow, no tomorrow
And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I'm dying
Are the best I've ever had
I find it hard to tell you
I find it hard to take
When people run in circles
It's a very, very
Mad World
Mad world


Children waiting for the day they feel good
Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday
And I feel the way that every child should
Sit and listen, sit and listen
Went to school and I was very nervous
No one knew me, no one knew me
Hello teacher tell me what's my lesson
Look right through me, look right through me
And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I'm dying
Are the best I've ever had
I find it hard to tell you
I find it hard to take
When people run in circles
It's a very, very
Mad World
Mad World
Enlarging your world
Mad World."

Glamourpuss said...

I'm scared - the world is mad.

Puss

Uncivil said...

Puss
I'm sad! The world has always been mad, and I guess it always will be?

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

I wish I could say I was surprised to hear of her death, but with how bonkers that country has gone since she came back, I wasn't surprised. Just saddened.

I had a friend for years who married a Pakistani, and they moved and lived there for awhile, but had to leave because it was getting too weird (read, extremist). Not the place her husband remembered or loved anymore. It's very sad.

Uncivil said...

J
I know what you mean about not being surprised.
Yes, it saddened me and made me feel guilty for certain hateful comments I have made about a certain female U.S. presidential candidate.
I wouldn't wish that on anyone or any country's people.

Anonymous said...

This was indeed a sad event. This was a nice tribute to Benazir Bhutto that you posted here!

Beenzzz

Uncivil said...

Thanks Beenzzz
Good to see you here!

snowysensation said...

The killing we condemn.But what follows is a greater tragedy. Common people suffered while she drank their blood to build palaces in the foreign lands. Now when she's dead, the common man suffers at the hands of some people who have taken advantage of the situation. The daily Wage earners have nothing to feed their families with. Life is paralyzed.

@ J at www.jellyjules.com: Your friend mught have moved away but Pakistan's whole histroy is written in blood. We love this country with all our hearts. The pain of what's going on is killing us all but we cannot leave this country. We sacrificed thousand lives for it, and we cannot dare leave it in these difficult times.The politicians we have are no good. But there still are people in Pakistan who care for the safety and the unity of this country.And I believe that every difficult time, every breath makes my love for this country deeper and deeper.And no matter what we'll wait till the sun rises, even if we dont live to see it!

Uncivil said...

Asma

I believe Benazir fled Pakistan for a time, out of fear for the safety of her children, as well as herself.

The "common people" of Pakistan would have suffered whether she lived in Pakistan or not!

She came back to Pakistan knowing the risk involved, and she died for her country!

There have been many leaders from all over the world who have had to flee their homeland in order to stay alive and regain enough political strength to return and fight for their country's freedom.

I believe every country in the world has had their history written in blood!