Anthro Observation, civil rights: Afpak
Pakistan and the American Civil Rights Movement.
By Gerald, Internet Anthropologist Think Tank.
The KKK and the Taliban.
Both use terrorism against parts of
the civilian populations.
I used to admire the style of the old mens
straw hats known as skimmers.
Untill I saw a photo of "negro being
lynched". Every one was wearing skimmers.
That changed my thoughts about people who
"Negro Lynchings" seemed to be accepted,
and the effected populations seemed powerless
to stop them or get the perps convicted.
The perps were caught read handed and
stood trial just to be released by a sympathetic
The KKK were not only against blacks
but also Catholics. When my Grandfather
a Catholic was dating my Grandmother,
her brother answered the the door
in his full KKK regalia,his hooded
white sheet uniform, just to let
my Grandfather a Catholic know where
he stood, and to be very careful dating
the woman who would turn out to be
my Grandmother. The Culture changed.
While Lincoln freed the slaves in the 1800's
the civil rights movement for equal right didn't
move into full swing till Martin Luther King.
And the leader ship of the KKK, the directors
of the violence were brought down by the FBI.
But simply taking out the KKK leadership didn't
mean success for the Civil Rights movement.
They had to organize and work to advance their
own cause, and the struggle continues today.
My point is it wasn't the Feds that gained Civil
Rights for those people, they did it them selves.
The FBI simply made the playing field more level.
Even while taking out the KKK, the FBI was harassing
In Pakistan and in Afghan the US can help level the
playing field but the Indigenous themselves must
change their own culture to deny the Taliban power.
Ultimately its the Afpak peoples fight, only they
can win the fight against the Terrorist and change
their culture, but the USA can only help level the
playing field, they can't win the battle.
The Pashtoons , and the other Muslims must
act and organize against the Terrorist and reject them.
Both movements are responsible for the outcomes,
and changing the cultures.
When will the Afpaki's join and move against the terrorists?
USA is providing cover, giving them a chance to change
to make a better life, but it is ultimately their decision.
USA can only provide the opportunity.
Will Afghan and Pakistan take advantage of
the opportunity given them?
Will the Pakis childrens, childrens, childs continue to be
killed by the Taiban for the Great Game?
Turn in Omar and Binny.