A day after facebook was back in my side of the world, I had put up my status saying
“Lets see how many of the hypocrites out there actually leave facebook?
A teacher of mine had a wonderful thought to add to that. He commented
not only they arent going to leave, they’ve already started marketing all these pages because of which fb was banned in the first place. talk about deja vu…
I have come to conclude since then that this world is based on the very principle of deja vu, or maybe a better word for this explanation for this would be that we live in a world where everything repeats itself.
After this comment, I started thinking about how every year in Pakistan, we all feel a sense of deja vu when the same electricity shortages and load shedding happens, when the prices hike up during every Ramadan, the same situation on the streets of Karachi every time it rains, this entire country is based on this very experience.
What happened to Freedom Flotilla a few days back is also nothing short of a deja vu. Everytime something like this happens memories of all that had happened before rushes back. Even after this event, the deja vu happened of lastyear, when the Israeli forces killed hundreds of people in a 22 day war. Continue reading