We Believe in Freedom of Speech, but All must be Silent
Although, the democratic gesture of Mr Ghani misleads many people and his “false ecstasy” about national issues makes them happy, but.
Addressing at the ceremony of transferring border forces’ responsibilities to the defense ministry, President M. Ashraf Ghani criticized the government’s political opponents, saying, we believe in freedom of expressions, but the government’s three-year actions, specially in recent months prove the opposites.
This word of Mr. Ghani is similar to that famous proverb “to steer a middle course.”
Although, the democratic gesture of Mr Ghani misleads many people and his “false ecstasy” about national issues makes them happy, but what needs to be scrutinized and explained is that why this Ahmadzai ancestry president so skillfully involved in two completely opposite roles.
Mr. Ghani suffers from two “schizophrenic” characters, and these two schizophrenic characters made him two completely different faces in speech and deeds.
On the one hand, “Mohammad Ashraf” is depended on the tribal establishment, being trapped in this social system which makes his inner character, social attitudes, and political vision. On the other hand, “Mr Ghani” is the spectator of a western democratic establishment which forms the imaginative “utopia” of his mind.
Undoubtedly, “Mr Ghani” is a highly educated person. He is the one who studied at reputable universities; wrote a Ph.D. thesis and researched on anthropology. But “Mohammad Ashraf” is a sentimental hobbledehoy “immigrant,” affiliated to a tribal system that imagines anything and any voice as a “destructive” hegemony, except the tribe and tribal chieftain’s voice.
Therefore, it can be concluded the same tribe is commanding in Ghani’s depth of existence, and believing in democracy is running its own calm flow at his western mind. So he believes in “freedom of speech” but you must be silent, too!
Zaher Shokoohmand – (DID) press agency
Translated by Taher Mojab