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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Democracy in the Middle East?

Democracy in the Middle East? What a bloody joke. Is it plausible that the Arabs, most of them, will change their ancient ways of thousands of years (e.g., culture, values, religion) and embrace western democracy? Never. They're going back to the seventh century. And for a simple but powerful reason: Islamic democracy is an oxymoron.

For instance, look at Tunis, Egypt, and Libya, where are they going? They want the fiendish Sharia Law: polygamy, amputations, lashings, denial of religious freedoms for their outclassed minorities, and more - not less - oppression of women. The Arabs haven't the slightest idea of what democracy means. Don't expect much from this so-called Arab Spring, a will-o'-the-wisp.

Once the Arabs, most of them, dwell in the seventh century for another thousand years, they just might realize that no one else is still left here on Earth, so to speak, but themselves. And then they will, perhaps, figure out the meaning of democracy: freedom of action and freedom of thought.

These upheavals in the Middle East are natural reactions to sever economic conditions coupled with draconian political arrangements.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

On Women

I am at a loss of words, words to describe my fondness of women. Women, the scent of the goodness of this earth, are the vehicles of life and sustenance.
The givers, the nurtures, the mothers, the sisters, the daughters, the wives, I cherish them all. They spend their lives giving comfort to others. It's time, had been time, for the men to do right by women.