As a woman Benazir Bhutto symbolised and represented most of what I hold dear. Courage. Honor. Dignity. And belief in a set of principles (democracy) that if implemented successfully leads to immense benefits for the majority, I’ll even say all of those within any given society.
Her death although coming as no surprise to those familiar with the politics of Pakistan reminds me that sometimes, some of us, must be willing to pay the price for our ideals and that good men and women must stand up to the forces that seek to destroy our societies.
As Edmund Burke said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing,” yesterday a good woman paid the ultimate price to show us that good people everywhere are not afraid and that they are willing to stand up not just here in the West but across the globe in order to bring modernity and prosperity to their countries and the world’s majority.
Benazir was not afraid and we musn’t be either.