A Medical Doctor Examines Life on Three Continents: A Pakistani View

A Medical Doctor Examines Life on Three Continents: A Pakistani View

A Medical Doctor Examines Life on Three Continents: A Pakistani View

A Medical Doctor Examines Life on Three Continents: A Pakistani View

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This narrative is based on the experiences of my life over the last six decades in India, Pakistan, the UK, Canada and the United States. I have included a brief survey of historical forces which have had an impact on the events and have molded my generation.

I was a witness to a large part of the unprecedented changes our world went through in the twentieth century. Discoveries in science and innovations in technology transformed industry, warfare and health care beyond recognition. Colonialism gave way to economic dominion. International capitalism defeated fascism and overcame communism. National capitalism was overtaken by corporate imperialism, which ushered in an era of seemingly invincible globalization.

I witnessed the establishment of a religion-based state of Pakistan firsthand. Because of my leftist leanings I had a special interest in Israel, another state based on religion. I lived through a resurgence of religious fanaticism and bigotry. At the time of the fall of the Soviet Union, I was in transition between Pakistan and the US. I had observed the precipitous descent of the former socialist bloc, China and Cuba excepted, into the status of the client states of the West.

I had studied the methods of neo-imperialists. When subtle manipulation did not work, agents in place overthrew legitimate governments in Indonesia and Iran and many countries in the Caribbean and South America. When agents provocateurs were not successful, client states were exhorted to invade their neighbors. If all else failed, aggression for regime change became a viable option after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The insidious takeover of national wealth by global corporations, given legal cover by the World Trade Organization (WTO), aided and abetted by the World Bank (WB) and International monetary fund (IMF), working through financial hit men and local stooges, had led to pauperization . . .

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