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Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Arab youth are reclaiming their heritage from post-colonial thugs . . .

Re: How the West imagines the Middle East, and how it really is :

A new order is in the making in the Arab lands. So far Zine Eddine Ben Ali of Tunisia and Honsi Mubarak of Egypt — two notorious dictators have fallen, and the rest of the authoritarian regimes are on their way to doomsday.

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The youth spontaneously went to the streets calling for "freedom," and "dictators out." These slogans have resonated in the streets of Libya, Yemen, Bahrain and Morocco. The last dictators and medieval monarchs are cornered. They are running out of options and out of steam. The people want freedom, justice and the rule of law. Concessions that will make shaky castles crumble to the ground.

What is remarkable is that these popular movements were ahead of every political and religious movement. The politicians, the nomenclature and Arab intellectual elites were unable to absorb or comprehend the speed and the spontaneity of this social upheaval. Even the local Arab media could not cope with the flow of information and digest its enormity. Arab regimes that are still relatively immune to the coming anger have suddenly opened their safe deposit boxes to shower the masses with pay increase,debt relief, jobs and housing, hoping that these carrots will postpone their inevitable demise.

Edward Said's thesis about orientalism can now be empirically corrected. Eurocentrism and its narratives are now face-to-face with with the Arab masses who are claiming their destiny and their heritage. To understand what is happening in the Arab world and its present transformations, we need to reverse Edward Said's critique of orientalism. The process of rewriting the past can now be achieved by espousing humanity's universal values of freedom and the rule of law, values that remained alien to the Arab regimes for the past 60 years. The end of the dictatorship is a leap into the future, and the defeat of the old order that crippled the Arab potential and served as the incubator of all forms of radicalism, terrorism and religious fanaticism.

The West never excluded the Arab and Islamic world as it was often portrayed by Edward Said. The Arab world through his medieval regimes was responsible for its own political ghettos, and its own isolation from world civilization. Arab dictators and medieval monarchs — with no vision, no societal project, and no class- have engaged for decades into the darkest and most heinous crimes against their own populations.

The so-called Eurocentrism can now be corrected by these courageous youth. A correction of history is taking place as these people who are dying in the streets. They are not standing against a mythical enemy called 'imperialism" , but they are here today to claim their heritage that was robbed from them by post-colonial thugs. These youth dying in the streets of Benghazi, Manama and Sana a are doing so that their countries will join the civilized world and adhere to the universal values of freedom and the rule of law.

History now is now vindicating the universality of democracy and the liberal values. Reaganism have triumphed over George W. Bush 'neo-conservatism.' The demise of the Soviet Union and now the crumbling regimes of the Arab are taking place without bullets.

Abdelkader Zerougui
Washington, D.C.



Comments


In addressing the "post colonial thugs" it is amazing in how these "thugs" who pretty much were pumping oil to America at Rockefeller set prices, were feeding their Muslim nations on oil welfare and keeping the peace. Those thugs were not such a bad deal for all involved. Thugs kept Jews from having to resort to nuclear retaliation from Muslim war attacks. Thugs kept for the most part terror events from targeting Americans. Thugs were a good deal for rich Muslim children who came west, got free educations, learned to speak English and returned home to stage Obama coups on pro-western Muslim regimes. There was nothing spontaneous about these "children marches". Greece has been watching this internet terror for almost a decade in causing upheaval in their nation. A group of spoiled Marxist brats sent in by the money cartels to overthrow pro American regimes to reinstitute Obama colonialism to rape those nations of resources. (George Soros already has the contracts for the new Philistine state.) That is what the world now has, and it will trigger wars which are intended and these wars will spread to a great Eurasian War. Iran times a million is what has now been unleashed on the world.

Lame Cherry      3:34 p.m. / Friday, February 25, 2011


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Backing South Sudan from abroad: Not PC . . .

Re: Arabs, Israel take opposite sides on Sudan issue :

Norway has also been supporting the south Sudan Christians. If the south doen't get international help I doubt they will be allowed to succeed.

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It just is not politically correct to suport Christians against Muslims becuase of the crusades.

I doubt if Europe, United States or even Norway will really confront or stand up to international Jihad forces. And you can bet your bottom dollar Jihadists from all over thge world will be involved .

Norway



Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A few choice examples of the 'rhetoric' that needs to be toned down . . .

Re: Early report, citing only Obama officials, labeled shooter a conservative :

When journalists such as E.J. Dionne Jr. of the Washington Post writes ‘It’s time to tone down the rhetoric…’ in the wake of the tragedy in Arizona, I wonder if he’s referring to any of the following:

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  • NPR correspondent Nina Totenberg: If there’s retributive justice, Sen. Jesse Helms will get AIDS from a transfusion, or one of his grandchildren will get it.
  • USA Today columnist Julianne Malveaux on Clarence Thomas: I hope his wife feeds him lots of eggs and butter and he dies early like many black men do, of heart disease.
  • Talk show host Craig Kilborn [Caption under footage of George W. Bush]: Snipers Wanted!
  • Former head of the DNC, Howard Dean: I hate Republicans and everything they stand for.
  • Reverend Louis Farrakhan: White people are potential humans – they haven’t evolved yet.
  • St. Petersburg Democratic Club on Donald Rumsfeld: We should put this S.O.B. up against a wall…and pull the trigger.
  • New Black Panther Party: You want freedom? You’re gonna have to kill some crackers! You’re gonna have to kill some of their babies!
  • Alan Grayson (D-Fla.): Republicans want you to die quickly.
  • Ed Schultz of MSNBC: I really think there are conservative broadcasters in this country who would love to see Obama taken out.
  • Barack Obama: If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.
  • As Paul Krugman of the New York Times writes: It’s long past time for the GOP’s leaders to take a stand against the hate-mongers. Well, Paul…I agree.

    Joe Prussing
    Port St. Lucie Florida



    Tuesday, January 4, 2011

    A note on social services from one who has paid his freight

    Re: America, 2010: Going the way of Greece, Persia, Rome :

    I can agree with most of what you have related. I just want to make one comment.

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    I am 65 years old now and the body feels it. Along with that one slight mention.

    I worked 50 plus years and paid social security, medicade and taxes to keep this country going along with a lot of other folks who are older now. Point is I paid for the benifits I am now getting. A lot of others robbed the benefits and now that everything is coming down all I hear is how to cut out the benefits to those who paid for them.

    I will be blunt. I have been to a number of other countries where there were no social service, free school or much of anything else for the most part. If people want to get ahead they work to get ahead. In short, cut the hand out programs and tell people to get off their butts and start paying their own way, (like I did) and many others like me. I paid the cost of your past living, now let me live my life to the finish peacefully.

    Is that clear?

    James Crosby
    Craig Ak. USA


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