Today, writing the truth has become the most difficult thing in Pakistan. Majority of the mainstream writers are now supporting status quo and reap multiple benefits of sorts. Nobody wants to write in clear terms. Hence, what we find is vague and twisted material with little substance. A very small minority struggles to “deviate” but their size is shrinking by the day.
The mainstream media is almost completely “straightened” which toes the official narrative as directed by the “powers that be.”
Hence, any thinking person is only left with social media where there are still some individuals who have the courage to write the truth despite the fact that there are potential risks involved. There are extremist elements and “monitors” who can create big problems for you. And this hard fact is known to all the “deviant” writers’ on social media which is very much on their radar. Last year in January, four bloggers were picked up and tortured for 22 days only because they dared to unravel the real face of “establishment.”
However, despite knowing that they are at risk, they continue to write and enlighten the readers. They are a very small minority and are fighting a war against a formidable foe-the forces of superstition, obscurantism and fascism.
The aim of the progressive online activist is to promote peace, tolerance, mutual co-existence, fundamental human rights, humanism, rationality and a scientific world-view to those who are constantly being bombarded by organized state propaganda in a police state.
The firm resolution of the progressive online activist is that the war against all forces which hinder our growth as a secular, liberal, rational progressive and democratic society WILL CONTINUE INTO 2018!