By Syed Adnan Chishti
The slogan ‘Go America Go’ has remained much talk of the town for late, mostly in media circles through statements of politicians, media persons and members civil society.
Every time, when innocent people, residing in the tribal belt of Pakistan are killed by a suspected US unmanned aircraft or there occurs a suicide bombing in Pakistan or there is seen targeted killings happening in any part of country or… then the politicians, television channels, newspapers and mass gatherings are full of slogans “Go America Go”, claiming that US and its agents are behind whatever wrong is taking place in Pakistan.
But, the think that bothers me a lot is trying to understand meaning of this phrase, because whenever, I happened to hear this phrase, it shoots my blood up, thinking that when almost everyone is against US and its policies and also reckons US and its secret agents behind destabilizing Pakistan, then why do they advice, speaking up, ‘Go America Go’?
Why should we go to America when US is no longer seen a friend or well-wisher of Pakistan? Why, through all possible means of quick communication, Pakistanis are recommended to go to America? And why a country, which is widely believed to be the biggest foe of Pakistanis, every Pakistanis is pushed to migrate to America through the phrase ‘Go America Go’?
Then comes to me the advise from a good friend of mine that do not take this phrase wrongly as it does not suggest Pakistanis to go to America instead, it wants US citizens, its policies and its secret agents to disappear from this part of the world in the greatest interest of Pakistan.
Subsequently, my query was on the cards – how the phrase ‘Go America Go’ can serve meaning that Americans should depart from here? Instead it means that whoever listens this phrase, he/she is being advised to move to America.
I therefore resolved to consult a foreign friend of mine whom when I asked to illustrate the meaning of phrase ‘Go America Go’, he immediately saw fully through my understanding, saying that by using this phrase ‘Go America Go’, you are proposing me to move to America and he also said it means equally to another phrase ‘let’s go America’.
Also, he told me, when asked that how would I urge Americans to leave Pakistan?. That you than raise slogan ‘Go Americans Go’ in replacement of ‘Go America Go’ and I was quickly convinced to his elaborations and suggestions.
But But But But…….. He also told me that do not take your politicians, members civil society and mediamen wrong, they might actually mean to suggest people of Pakistan that they should go to America when they chant slogan ‘Go America Go’ and I was quickly convinced to his elaborations too, thinking that how cunning our politicians, mediamen and members civil society are that they are killing two birds with one stone while our nation is so much innocent and blind to this drama.