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The canonisation deification of Shaheed Mohtarma. (About bloody time, if you arks me!)

an unsponsored panegyric by kinkminos

The following item appeared [undated as usual] on the online version of The News:

The PPP finally nominated Makhdoom Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani for the prime ministerial slot…. [The] announcement… was made on behalf of Asif Ali Zardari by party spokesman Farhatullah Babar before the media outside the Zardari House. The statement read: “I have great pleasure in calling upon Makhdoom Yousuf Raza Gilani in the name of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto to accept the heavy responsibility and lead the coalition government and the nation to greater heights and a glorious future and Makhdoom Yousuf Raza Gilani is not afraid to lead and he knows the way.”

What struck me as odd was the invocation. Until a friend of mine (who insists on remaining nameless, as he is, to put it mildly, of dubious repute) pointed out that the printed version of the statement had probably read thus:

“I have great pleasure in calling upon Makhdoom Yousuf Raza Gilani in the name of God Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto to accept the heavy responsibility…”

i don’t know about you, but personally i’m excited thrilled ecstatic at witnessing these, the first tentative steps that are being taken towards the ultimate deification of Shaheed Chairperson-For-Life Benazir Bhutto, Inna Lillahe Wa Inna Ilaihe Rajeoon. She who tragically gave her life for the better future which none of us (not a one) deserves.

Our national pantheon is woefully sparse. More so since the fall from grace of Navab Viqar-ul-Mulk Imran Khan Niazi. As a nation of fallen heroes hairdos, i tell you we need all the deities we can get. And who is more worthy of insertion, through the ruins of the propylon, into that august assemblage? Thus i bend low and in a bondman’s key, with bated breath and whispering humbleness do supplicate myself before the awe-inspiring memory of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, former Chairperson-For-Life of Demockery Magazine’s Most Democratically Run Party In The Known Universe (Including The Outer Reaches Of Gamma Quadrant).

Jiye Jamhuriyat, Jiye Bhutto, Jiye Bilawal, Jiye Gilani.

’Tis a joy to witness, take to the streets, rejoice
Our Slain Sister not a Saint, but Goddess of our choice

—–
cross posted up at the campfire

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11 Responses to "The canonisation deification of Shaheed Mohtarma. (About bloody time, if you arks me!)"

  1. temporal Canada Unknow Browser Unknow Os says:

    who is the fat lady on the left?

    does she sing?

    yes

    i noticed that too:)

    not in the name of the One who is (allegedly) Most Merciful and Most Benificient

    or the colloquial bismillah….

    just some dead beat souls who may or mayn’t have been the sacrifical goats in Allah’s Heaven

    “in the name of shaheed baba and shaheed baby…i pronoucne..”

    sheesh

    not even a mention of the Great White Anorexia Baba

    what blashphemy!

  2. The DEIFICATION of Mohtarma.

    jeeeeeeeeeez!

    Kink STinks

  3. kinkminos United Arab Emirates Unknow Browser Unknow Os says:

    @T: for verily, sayeth those who wouldst lord it over us, blessed are the blasphemers

    @LOTA-ji: i must admit i have heard this complaint a lot(a) recently. i think it’s time i bit the bullet and seriously considered changing my brand of deodorant.
    : )

    i was recently thinking (shows how much time i have on my hands, no?) about compiling a list of words/phrases which rhyme with “kink” (NOT “kinky”) and, oddly enough, the first one i came up with was “stink”.
    as the saying goes, “prate minds think alike!”

  4. cheshmgir United Kingdom Unknow Browser Unknow Os says:

    It think this is not about deification. Benazir was an important world figure, what ever one might think of her and her style of governance. And whatever one might think of Zardari and his 10 %s, this is a man who recently lost his wife. Such language, whether from him or his party, is perfectly understandable.

  5. kinkminos United Arab Emirates Unknow Browser Unknow Os says:

    you may be right, sir/madam. it’s perfectly understandable. but the questions at hand really are: “is it acceptable?” and “do we prefer to perpetuate a cult-of-personality based political system instead of graduating to a party/policy based system?”

  6. @kink

    SHRINK is another word that rhymes with kink

    a SHRINK came to examine Mr. KINK and concluded
    “there’s nothing in”

    Shrink–slang word for psychiatrist

    prate minds think alike!

    mind! wish you had one ;)

    btw you edited my comment.

  7. Raza Rumi Philippines Unknow Browser Unknow Os says:

    Lota..

    It is not Minos who edited the comment but me -
    cheers, Raza

  8. @RR

    okay do(n)ky! no worries.

  9. kinkminos United Arab Emirates Unknow Browser Unknow Os says:

    @LOTA-ji: i was going to deny having edited your comment. i wouldst not, mainly cos i have NOT that authority on this blog (nor do i particularly wish to have it).

    but i see that raza has already clarified the issue. (thank you raza.)

    please feel free to re-cast your original pearls of wisdom before this mindless Schweinehund (aka Schtinky Kinks), so that i might bask in all the glory of thy wit. as raza considers (in his considerable wisdom) the comment unacceptable up here, you may, if you so desire, post it up at the campfire.

    >>> mind! wish you had one
    trust me jaani, so do i.

    i bow before thy souperior intellect and cutting, cutting wit, LOTA-ji. touché (and away). i have absolutely no doubt (well, alright, maybe a little) that the late ambrose bierce is turning in his grave at finally being upstaged by a better turner-of-phrase.

    to save you the trouble of unnecessarily taxing your mensa-grade cerebrum i list here a number of other words that rhyme with “kink” or “kinks.” please feel free to use them (without having to pay me any royalty) as when you please.

    - fink
    - gink
    - slink
    - sink
    - jink
    - clink
    - prink
    - pink
    - drink
    - brink
    - dink
    - skink
    - wink
    - chink
    - hink
    - unkink

    - minx
    - jinx
    - high jinks
    - lynx
    - sphinx (which has the same greek derivation as “sphincter” — so let your imagination run riot)

    look forward to more sabre-rattling with your grace.
    : )

    peace be with you.

  10. whole LOTA love United Kingdom Unknow Browser Unknow Os says:

    Mr. Kinkminos

    thanks for providing me with the rhymes but now I write only BLANK VERSE so I dont need rhymes anymore

    cuz,

    we are standing at the edge of time
    music got no soul, sonnets got no rhymes
    this dying world ain’t worth a dime.
    WLL

    campfire!

    yes i do need fire to light pyre of my desires

    kyun kay hazaroN khwahisaiN aisee ke her kwahish pe dum niklay…….

    have a nice day.

  11. kinkminos United Arab Emirates Unknow Browser Unknow Os says:

    hmmm…

    puts me in mind of what the great unhairy chested one used to sing on what may well have been the quintessential zep song — “i don’t know, but i’ve been told, a big-legged woman ain’t got no soul”

    hazaron khwahishon ka ilaj to phir aik hi hai… ke dum maro dum

    btw, just noticed the kool kartoon headlining comments no. six & eight. (what is that old chestnut about the empty vassal [sic] )

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