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Fixing up

Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur

Force has been called ‘the midwife of history’ by Marx; this ‘midwife’ however needs to be used judiciously in resolution of conflicts because time and again it has not only proved useless and dangerous for the users but also destructive for them. Yet, they never desist from its use.

Probably an intrinsic flaw in the psyche of the powerful pushes them inexorably towards seeking solutions based on use of force. Resolution of contradictions by force becomes second nature for them, simply because they have very easy access to overwhelming force which they can and do use indiscriminately on the flimsiest of pretexts, the basic principle in their creed being arbitrary ‘fixing up’.

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