Mst of us have some misconceptions about what Pakistan, Iran and most of the Arab states in the middle east are. Pakistan is a post colonial creation and an amalgamation of several people within an ethnically cleansed state. Muslims were given a state but around 200 million chose to remain in India at the same time there are few non Muslims in Pakistan.
India is an upstart economy that is growing at a rapid pace. It also has stable governance and relies on the creation of human capital. India has a series of colleges and Universities that are as good as any in the world. IIT is known for producing some of the best engineers on the planet. MIT is known for a crackpot marxist linguist and intellectual fraud.
Pakistan has clearly not developed the robust growth of India. Both countries have a wealth of expatriates who go abroad to develop businesses. However Pakistan is clearly more dependent on these transfer payments from abroad than India.
When reading VS Naipul's wonderful descriptions of Pakistan one should change their prism. Pakistan is not a coherent nation but it is an artificial creation of colonialism. The seperate distict people lumped togerther illogically is almost a mirror of the mess in Africa and the middle east where states were put together illogically by the English and French.
Pakistan and Iran also are burdened by Islamoeconomics and the problem is quite similar to Marxist stupidity. Pakistan is burdened by Islamoeconomics but the Koran is not a rational blkueprint to building a modern economy. This is also true of the brain impaired Marxists who insist that a deranged 18th century philosopher provides
a viable economic or political model. The paradox of both is no matter how many times Islamoeconomics or Marxism fails the true faithful always point the finger at the person implementing the system rather than the system itself.
Over the next few days I will post Naipuls account of his journey to Pakistan. I also will be returning home to spend some time with Drummaster and the Beloved Rav Roov. I will try to get Rav Roov to sit for a Bad Eagle interview. Those of us who read his last interview know many of his answers are more comedic than theological.
If you want a dour and austere Rabbi this is not the right interview.
I want t thank many of you for the prayers and kind wishes on the thread below. The hiring practices and the maze of the Federal Gvernment is quite tough on the soul.
I have been living out of a suitcase for a year and a half. I am greatful to serve the country I love but the drawn out hiring process and hoops and rings can be depressing. Many of my friends took pay cuts to avoid the Ups and downs. However, most of them were 11 and twelves and well positioned when the jobs become available again.
Beamish in 08