GUY DAVENPORT CALLED ME “GURU OF LAHORE”
LOVE OF AMERICANS FOR ME STUPENDOUS
‘More American than Americans’ a Polish Jew (but always Pakistani)
It is strange that Americans who play with IQ always think of me in certain way The American icon Guy Davenport thought of me as the ‘Guru of Lahore’. In a communication with another philosopher, he referred to my writings and addressed me in this particular way. An American University is bringing out a book on same. Hans Heymann Jr of Rand Corporation held me with love and respect, as we sat down a few times and discussed things. Stephen Cohen thought it strange that I did not ask him even for one favour when I gave an Art print free of cost to him. Hundreds of other Americans have similar views. US Ambassador Arnold Raphael liked me very much. I could name many important Americans but the late, Phillip Talbot (President Asia Society) was most impressed with my educational background, and asked me about my university. He was surprised that I named all my institutions as from the city of Lahore. I am not in touch with the American on the streets (although I met them too in my visits). Yes, I loved America, not for its policies, but for its appreciation of world culture. And its love for FREEDOM and FREE THOUGHT. Its values we held dear all the time.
Buckminster Fuller, the inventor of the Geodesic dome, commended my work by telling me that it was ‘Well done!’. I even communicated with Dr Henry Kissinger. I gave him lot of my works and he thanked me for same. I dedicated my book on BEHAVIOUR FUTURISM to President Richard Nixon himself. But this is not a list of people. It is about configurations. It is about Ideas. All people who think, escape parochialism. They think in terms of Planet Earth, as humanity in totality.
Pakistan was a thinking nation. Pakistan created many thinkers. The greatest obviously was Dr Allama Iqbal. Pakistan contributed to world civilization. Is it not sad when we see today MINI TRAITORS, abounding in various fields such as media and journalism, just for visas and scholarships, harping on foreign themes like professionals. What would have shamed Pakistanis of the past, these Pakistanis are more moron than morons, for even with education, they have not escaped materialism for greed, and for benefits, They are ready to trade in their Ideology.
I am not defensive about Islam and Pakistan. I am proud of being a Pakistani Muslim, the first step towards establishing World Peace. I think, I feel, and I am passionate about my work., which means no harm to anybody. I read books all the time. I started writing when I was still in school. I am writing today and I like to die writing good things for the world at large. I am sure if a survey is made of our politicians, elected or non elected, most of them would have perhaps read a Qaida at school, with manipulated degrees. I wonder if they can even sign a signature. Thumb impressions would be best for them. Not only out of touch with the world, out of touch with Pakistan. Their elected areas have never seen them except passing in speeding motor cavalcades. Compassion they lack even more than intellect. Tears come into our eyes to see even a malnourished or injured animal. For them humans are worse than animals and need not survive except to elect them to power, by induced will or at point of gun. A centuries old adage rules our land and no one should forget it, and recite it daily for those who can do this in real terms. The adage is “LATOAN KEY BHOAT, BATOAN SAY NAHIN MANTAY”. We all know what it means, but for those who don’t, it simply is that, “Those spectres who only budge when kicked, never listen to persuasion through talks”. Everybody gets it! Even the Quran tells us that certain people are oblivious of reality and can never be changed.