Friday, March 20, 2009

At Sixes and Sevens

Are we still now among the least respected people just like we were six years ago?
For all those thousands who suffered for no reason, just like that young woman in this cartoon, I am sorry for being another cheap Arab on this planet. We still have not recognized that we are worth much more than what the market value suggests, and we still wish for others to respect us when we have not respected ourselves. Arabs everywhere, including Jordan, still look down on each other, hate each other, make plots to hurt each other for no obvious reason.

It's just another year....

4 comments:

Samar said...

Thank you for another shallow post. You are not the center of the Arab world and how you are treated is not a barometer of how others Arabs are treated. You advocate opportunistic positions. You have the right to do so. But when you do so on a blog, by definition you are inviting comments. It's peoples' right to disagree and to even call you names when your position is offensive to them. If you don't like people to disagree with you or to disrespect you because some of your opportunistic ideas, don't permit comments. Better yet, don't blog. The majority of Arabs and non-Arabs don't like opportunistic "intellectuals" or and don't like cowards who blame the victims to curry favor with the rich and powerful. It is a shame you are incapable of deducing any lessons from your past experiences. You still think you are just a victim of Arab bad manners. You are not open to change. You want to offend the weak and the vulnerable but expect others not to stand up for them and to you. Maybe blogging is not for you, or maybe until you give up your opportunistic style, and learn what it means to speak truth to power and to stand for the weak and vulnerable instead of attacking them and siding with the strong and corrupt, you should avoid certain topics.

Hareega said...

Thanks for the eye opener, I will quit blogging today.

kinzi said...

Hareega, don't you dare listen to CRAP like that. Block the guy and carry on. If you needed anymore proof for the premise of your post, it is commentors like this.

Hareega said...

kinzi, I was just being sarcastic, but thanks a lot for the support! It looks that guy put so much effort in writing what's that I would feel guilty if I deleted it