The unpaid workers
A political worker in Pakistan is frequently pitiful, impassioned, stubborn, and, at times, violent. Their whole goal in life is to think in a closed-ended, rhetorical, and, in some circumstances, extremely pugnacious manner. Their political ideals make a statement, and their job is to defend that statement with thoughts and arguments that are frequently without foundation. This is, of course, unpaid labour. This political culture is unique to South Asia and serves as the foundation for the violent conflict between the left, right, and centre.
This is mostly due to three major factors: political and dynastic politics, which encourage aberrant conduct, uniformity, and conservatism. Second, there is a lack of critical thinking mechanisms and education. Third, religion is the central concept of political clout.
Education, although being written second, has a lot to say for all of these reasons. Politicians and political clout are frequently recruited from the feudal system’s higher echelons.
They are primarily older landowners who wish to retain the status quo and fight any change. The first and most important target of their political efforts in education. Take any political party, PPP, PMLN, PTI, or small or major parties, and you will not find a single one that does not have feudal lords. They are frequently the engines of the party’s functioning economy, where the leader and the feudal have a symbiotic connection.
As a result of this ignorant yet uninformed political lower support base, they are willing to believe anything that their political boss says. They are frequently so hypnotised that they frequently argue with their friends and family about their political beliefs. That is not only alarming, but it also demonstrates how political loyalties are formed. There is one exception: workers are sometimes not linked to the parties but to the personalities. They are shackled by local political personalities. Their employers frequently switch parties, and the burden of defending that choice frequently falls on their workers, who, once again, try to justify the greater benefit of the decision by using all of their brainless power and empty arguments.
You would see this in the coming day seismic activity in Pakistan’s political scenarios. The publication of the Pandora Papers, a collection of 11.9 million papers, has caused a significant shift in the political landscape. Without clear orders from the party leadership, you would have passionate employees and unpaid keyboard warriors from the ruling and opposition parties fighting and showing that their party is innocent, and the leadership is frequently too sure that they don’t have to do any muscle work. The inability of the workers to question, critically think and rise up to the occasion is severely crippled. There are now no normal understanding people but people with agendas and political affiliations. They think they have voted thus they have the obligation to defend the person with every ontological and unsubstantiated statement they have got. These are the people who are not the representatives of democracy and yet they are the people who are supposed to bring it.