Sunday, May 30, 2010

Parlez-vous Arabe?

It's so difficult having a discussion with an ignorant person. I know I'm supposed to be patient and sometimes I even manage it, but I really wonder whether the democratization of information, the internet and this whole new-media revolution have really only provided a platform for stupidity. I read some of the other posts on other Arab websites, or some of the comments I get here, and I shake my head in despair.

I think that's why I'm generally happy that there has been progress on making non-Latin domain names. The Arabic speaking populace that might have been intimidated by their lack of knowledge of the English language can now gradually make inroads into creating an entirely Arabic speaking portion of the world wide web where they can express themselves comfortably and clearly. This is particularly important because it seems to me that a very vocal minority of English speaking Arabs from across the Arab world are utterly and completely subservient to the United States. Particularly from the Gulf region and from Jordan. In fact Jordanians strike me as utterly bizarre, they have a reverence for their king that no other people in the region would do, an extremely unhealthy attitude. As for Arabs from the Gulf, well the English speaking ones I've dealt with seem to hate anything to do with Islam and just refuse to acknowledge their country's status as US protectorates. They seem to only remember their sovereignty when we are talking about Iran or about other Arab states. It's quite sad talking to some of them, without realising it they are often more racist and anti-Arab than Zionists or Zionist supporters.

So ultimately I think I've given up on a large part of the English speaking Arab blogging sphere. As more people use the 'Arabic' internet perhaps finally we can overturn this monopoly that has been established by self-styled 'liberal' Arabs and maybe then they can start to feel a bit of shame. Bring out the crass, the prejudiced, the highly opinionated, the highly critical and the highly politically incorrect Arab masses. Self-confident in the uniqueness and importance of their own world. I say to you, forget about those people who pretend to be civilized and are trying to "civilize" and shackle you. Let them shake their heads in despair!

The world will know that it is "scientifically" proven that Mecca is the centre of the world, that water molecules vibrate and are charged with "positive" energy when you recite the Qur'an according to a Japanese "scientist". Send them mass e-mails proving that "Western scientists" are converting en masse to Islam as they discover more miracles, miracles that Abul Abed the taxi driver would have told you the Qur'an (which he's probably never read by the way!) in his glove compartment always told him. Share the word on magnetised soap bars that dangle from a plastic hand over the sink and teach the world the importance of washing their posteriors after a number two (Seriously, many Europeans and Americans only use toilet paper). Stake your claim for a place in this world oh Arab street and step up with pride. I love you...

4 comments:

No_Angel said...

I don't know whether that decimate you or try to scour for an unintended sarcasm in the piece ... but the most important thing is that i wan't some of what you are smoking since it is some good shit to create such a dissonance in your mentality.

Maysaloon said...

Glad you approve.

algerianna said...

Spot on Maysaloon. Me too I am sick of liberals in general and sick and tired of Arab liberals in particular.

The word 'Liberalism' seems to have undergone an etymological mutation and is now used to implicitly mean progress and enlightenment. The world has gone insane!

Maysaloon said...

What can I say, I think great minds think alike ;)