The Arabic Renaissance

30 years in power are more than enough to create a state of cultural depression, where false thoughts become common in society, the equation used by the regime is as follows, if the people are poor they won’t show any interest in politics, but at the same time the people shouldn’t starve, because if they did this would endanger the regime.

And this worked on the previous generations, but with the informational revolution that developed in the twenty first century, this equation has proven to be failure. The informational revolution created a generation that won’t accept these humiliating conditions that were enforced on the people using many methods, starting with the powerful secret intelligence that spied on people, abducted people from their homes in the middle of the night, creating a wall of fear that surrounded the society, until it became a taboo to talk about politics or criticize the regime’s actions, not to mention the corruption that worked it’s way from the smallest employee in the state to the heads of the state, everyone had to take a piece of the cake until the country’s resources were in the hands of a corrupt elite, that in most cases formed less than 1% of the population, while the rest were poor. This young generation formed mostly of unemployed educated youth who said “Enough, we won’t take this anymore”, and started their revolutions shaking the grounds under the leaders, and promising a great future ahead.

After the revolution a cultural revolution is needed to accompany the political changes as well to remove the bad habits that were created as a result of the policies used by the removed regimes, the thoughts they used to fill the people’s heads with, the concept of leadership, how the leader is the one and only person capable of leading the nation, how criticizing the policies is considered an act done by terrorists only trying to ruin the serenity in the state, the propaganda that tried to prevent the people from thinking straight, and how if a leader is a good one he has the right to be a dictator to “protect” the country from outside or inside threats, and giving the president ultimate power, making him a god-like creature, where the chance of him going wrong is ZERO.

We the youth should work on removing the thoughts and ideas the old regime had planted in each and everyone of us. We should work on ourselves, by abolishing these ideas, and acts that we used to do, we should go back to reading books and write our own, we should stop the culture of violence that has grown in us and go back to be the compassionate humans we were once known as, we should clean our streets and keep them that way, we should stop the culture of negligence we carry around, we should go back to making real music, we should construct and build instead of wrecking state facilities that are there in the first place for us, we should plant trees and flowers not tear them down and pick them. If everyone ceases to do the bad habits they used to do, our country would be much better for us and those around us.

The Arabic Revolutions

The Arabic Renaissance


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