Parent killings, middle class morality and wastes of resources

Two parents were murdered in Dhaka last week, apparently by their drug addicted 16 year old daughter, who they had committed to the Oxford International School.  Given recent events however, it is difficult to take anything the Dhaka police, coroners and courts say at face value.  In response, drug addicts and English medium schools have been getting gunned by society. Ex military dictator Ershad suggests that killing a few addicts and dealers would be a useful step to take.

Dear proregressives have tried their best to be liberals, take this wonderful display of American entertainment familiarity. Lord help us honour and dignify our parents, children and prisoners and reflect on the multiple meanings in these signs.

Killing your parents and killing your deobandis (hefazot) are symbolically linked. They are the heritage of our political and spiritual reform.

It is disgusting that this case has garnered and mobilised more middle class outrage than the massacre of 6th May in Dhaka.

I put this to a chappy on twitter, who responded,
My sreni (class) does not really care unless we ourselves are hurt directly. Too busy to give thought to the general stuff.
In relation to the English Medium educated group
Well, I am from the direct group you speak of. And to be frank, I dont carry much of a respect towards it either

There is much money to be made in educating excolonial deshis in the English. There should be extensive and longitudinal studies of the people emerging from these institutions, and the moral risks that parents take when choosing between such schools for their children.

A freind of mine, an alumni from Green Herald School in Dhaka, one of the older ones, was telling me how the kids had got so immoral, that the Chistians who ran it were bringing back Islam to the school in exasperation.

So what to do?
  • Compulsary education in practical ethics, ie. akhlaq, for all.
  • Frank and candid sharing of key information about privileged schools.
  • Louder and wiser debate on the rights of the parent and child in Islamic discourse.


Hyder Husyn and brothers Qawwali Album.

Chand ka shikwa

You no longer visit me my love,
Perhaps I should be grateful.
You don't bow to me these days either, 
That was embarrassing.

Despite my glad tidings
You keep rejecting my advances 
Hiding behind mathematical punditry
Beaurocracy, Community, Saudi Moronarchy.

Why won't you look at me when I'm liminal?
You are no oil painting yourselves,
Don't think I can't see you,
Trudging heavily along your clingo-filmed rock.


Sajeeb Joy Wajed: The Grandson of the Nation.

Nepotism and corruption are politically disfiguring Bangladesh. We owe it to deshi futures to smack it around the head a few times by challenging these moronarchies. The slavish support of dynasties must be lampooned and made difficult to hold onto.

Two prime deshi cases in point are: Tareq Zia and Sajeeb Wajed Joy, the sons of Khaleda Zia and Sheikh Hasina respectively. Nepotism within the Jamaat is socially and institutionally apparent, it is essentially the same social stock we are talking about here.

Tareq Zia's misdeeds were rightly, if not always accurately, seized upon by the seculib press during the last-but-one BNP led government in Bangladesh.  His back was physically broken by the caretaker government which was then ushered in with international support and he continues to mobilize the BNP B team from London, with comical effect. 

Hasina's son is insidious on another level, including marshalling WarOnTerror bullshit for political advantage. There is no shortage of this individual opening his mouth in public, from cheering on his mothers killing machine to Indian TV audiences, farting out loud about Digital Bangladesh and proclaiming knowledge of the unseen regarding his family party's forthcoming victory.

His influence on the government  needs investigation.  His candidacy for the seat of Rangpur-6, where his late father hailed from, should be the focus of an electoral decapitation campaign aimed at encouraging debate, electoral scrutiny and challenging passive acceptance of moronarchy as status quo. 

The Awami League won a mega landslide victory in Rangpur-6 in 2008, winning this north western constituency on the border with India from Noor Mohammed Mondol who won in 2001 on a Jatiya Party (Ershad) ticket but then tried to defend it as part of the BNP alliance. It will be interesting to see how far Ershad's shadow still stretches in this area. Local Bangladesh war scars and proximity to India make this natural terrain for the Awami League.

Pirganj literally means the The Storehouse of the Spiritual Leader and is 400 sp km in extent and covered in important wetlands. Just under 400 000 souls reside there, a quarter of a million of whom can vote. Joy, rather the Awami League engine, would need to convince about 100 000 people to vote for him.

Glancing at the news today the boy seems to have been summoned the the US. oo-er.