Friday, February 2, 2007


Like a breath of fresh air...
The Arabian predicament: One of our common traits, we the Arabs, is our difficulty to handle criticism. Try to point out our faults to your fellow Arab, very likely the fault will be justified because it also happens elsewhere, most likely in the West.
I'm sure Arabs will be insulted by saying that they can't handle criticism. Ah, the irony.
...we Arabs cannot manufacture even the drilling bit needed to drill for oil in our ground! Indeed, even drilling for the most precious item in our life, water, is only possible with equipment manufactured outside Arabia.
But, hey, they have the best darn jihad on the planet!
Our refusal to take an inward look at ourselves in a critical way, to address our shortcomings openly, is as if we have made a covenant against ourselves and the future of our children.
As former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir famously said: "There will be peace when the Arabs love their children more than they hate us".
The most significant contributor to this dormant status, this lack of self sufficiency and meaningful progress in Arabia is the absence of freedom of thought and expression.
Ya think?
Despite arguments to the contrary, the main causes of the Arab predicament are inherently Arabian.
What?? Zionists aren't Arabs!
Only Arabs can address this problem through re-establishing freedom of thought and expression and their ability to once again break through the boundaries of regionalism.
Ok, this honest guy is a dead man - doesn't he know what happens to those who dare imply that not every problem in the Middle East is because of Israel?

Read the whole thing. If you dare.

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