Fake Degrees: The Best Commentary Of All

Posted on July 18, 2010
Filed Under >Adil Najam, Law & Justice, Politics, Society
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Adil Najam

I must confess that I am fascinated by the outrage over the outrage over the outrage that was the fake degrees.

Our own position on the issue is clear. While we do not agree that ‘a degree is a degree is a degree.’ We do very much believe that ‘a lie is a lie is a lie.’ The fact that you get away with a big lie is no reason to argue that you should also be allowed to get away with a small lie. Let’s catch the ones we can and set the examples we can so that the pressure also mounts on stopping the big lies.

The outrage over the outrage over the outrage is fascinating, but also silly. Those involved, on either side, seem to care little about either degrees or about lying – they just get their kick from being outraged. So if their daily dose of outrage comes from fake degrees for a few weeks, so be it. Who cares which side of the outrage they are on!

And that, dear readers, why I think this wonderful old song by Shamshad Begum and Mukesh is the most meaningful commentary on the fake degree issue I have heard yet. Someone should do a nice video on this with the fake degree wallahs, and soon.

Thank you Naveed Riaz for sending us the link.

23 responses to “Fake Degrees: The Best Commentary Of All”

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  2. Khadija says:

    Wonderful find. Sweet song on a bitter subject.

  3. Roshan says:

    One of my friends sent this on my facebook and I found it appropriate to paste it here “A thermometer is not the only thing that gets a degree without having a
    brain! (A tribute to many Pakistani politicians.)”

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