THE ARABS WILL NEVER LEARN!
ALL AN ACT – A FACADE – A SHOW – AND HYPOCRISY OF THE WORST KIND!
I was watching Al Jazeera English Television today Friday January 6th 2011 and despite all the things that have happened starting with Tunisia itself with the Arab Spring Uprisings – another Tunisian has emulated himself because of being jobless – and nobody was hearing him! It seems we have short memory spans – or are just obstinate, rigid and unchangeable – to say the least!
Lots and lots of empty talks, rhetoric, propaganda and publicities – SHOWS AND DRAMAS – but in reality nothing has changed much!
We find this situation in a lot of places nowadays where people seem to go along with changes and the new general trend and feelings – but in reality work against it from within – or make rules and regulations so hard, difficult, rigid and inconceivable to make the whole thing unworkable at all – so making them winners – all over again! People continuously being harassed and being victimised – all based on personalities, individualism, selfishness and polarisation!
But I guess it was Margaret Thatcher – ex UK PM – who said – Those who sit on the fence get pelted by both sides!
Despite all that has been said and what people see in reality and in proof and in front of their eyes of all thatis happening now near them – they still cannot see, hear – or allow others to speak! Very pathetic, sad and tragic!
Image BuAzizi of Tunisia – See Video below.
Egyptian President Husni Mubarak in Court!
One is still scared to go to some Public Offices and Institutions with the never ending sagas and dramas of putting pain, pressures and hardships to the ordinary citizen for services and help needed! Yet you will find them always in the news propagating empty talks and rhetoric!
Or great seminars, symposiums and conferences made ‘to discuss and propagate’ issues – but it is all for the media only. After it ends, sub-committees are made – and nothing happens after that – until a next time – or something untoward will happen! Then the exercise is repeated all over again! New trysts and dramas!
People are fed up to the tilt – and nobody is scared anymore – but people prefer to go without or go into silence – into a cinder fire that is burning hotly underneath – than burning out of control at least unexpected hours!
It reminds one of Animal Farm by George Orwell. Or as they say – you cannot remove spots from a leopard – or stripes from a tiger! Or as Napoleon had said – Do not interfere with someone set to destroy himself! Or as the saying goes – There is no one so blind but with eyes but cannot see – with ears but cannot hear – and with a mouth but cannot speak!
Or as the Romans had said – those that the gods are out to destroy – they make them not hear, see or speak.
Perhaps this last one can explain all these things now – and where we heading more than what has happed so far!
We need to make our own decisions – and do the correct, ethical and professional things required of us to do for our own legacy, destiny and future. Our future history and generations will judge us by what we do now – or not do! Bottom line everyone is responsible for one’s actions and actions.
We need to make our own decisions – chart our own course and path – and wake up from this deep slumber some of us are still in now – before it is too late for everyone – for some faster than others in reality!
Allah God Protect us all from his anger, fury and punishments to come – Amin Amen.
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By Majid Al Suleimany
Watch The Video here from Al Jazeera TV (44 minutes)
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