Our major handicap is superficiality.. Having abdicated our brains for a long time, we lost that critical sense which allow us to analyse, chose, and decide.. That's why we still shout at each other instead of talk.. We offend instead of argue.. We hurt instead of heal.. What are we doing to ourselves? Or should I say what are we letting others to do to us?
Lots of cultural and economic factors determine the impatience to hear the ‘other’ or the intolerance to accept him. These factors induce primitive superficial egos to adopt old tribal slogans like: “Who’s not with me is definitely against me”.. or “if you don’t agree you’re my enemy”!!
The most effective factor is ‘Social Frustration’ deriving straight from poverty, lack of opportunities, unemployment, injustice, or simply mere ignorance and plain incompetence; that if/when cleverly manipulated and blown-out would generate rebellions, unrests, chaos and revolutions.. That’s how Secret Services, and sometimes even local opposition groups, could trigger political unrests and overthrow governments.
Having said that, let me draw your attention to a statement I dug out from the minutes of NATO’s Defence Ministers extraordinary meeting in Brussels regarding the Libyan Revolution, following two weeks of its outburst; a statement which I believe is the key to unlock the closed door (signed Free World) behind which the ‘Colonial Powers’ hid for long; whereas the French Defence Secretary invited the participants to endorse “…urgent Humanitarian Aids, large financing and generous logistic supplies in support of a population in need of freedom, self determination and longing for a ‘Democratic Federation’.”!
The term ‘Democratic Federation’ means nothing else then the plan to divide Libya was already there!! Same way as they did to the Balkans some two decades ago, or Sudan and Iraq.. Equal fate awaits other nations like Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and maybe even Egypt.
How easy it could be? Very easy and even little costly.. But in the end, who cares about cost, the Libyan oil will settle the bill (isn’t it settling the accumulated debts from Three Gulf Wars??!!).. So, dividing Libya needs:
1. To magnify the people’s grievances through a hammering media campaign,
2. Use tribal rivalries to propose the idea of separatism,
3. Convince the oil rich areas younger population that it is theirs’ and no one else should share its revenues or benefits,
4. Provide arms and training to all fighting ethnic and religious fractions in order to submerge the country into an abyss of pure chaos.
All this, and while NATO’s bombardment demolishes the country’s fragile infra-structures, will enable foreign (and domestic as well) interests to dismantle the revolution’s objectives, and to seed the ‘appropriate’ government, that in its turn and in time will concede to the Federation Plan, only purpose of which is to divide Libya into three provinces same as it was in a far away history. But above all to mortgage its oil reserves for the benefit of NATO’s Big Financial Institutions.
The unconditional obedience to the tribe/clan/cult leader that still controls our dominant agro-nomad culture (the father, the older brother, the mayor, the omda, the imam, the priest, the teacher, the guru, the employer, or in many cases the Emir of the so called Jihadist Cell) explains that superficial and emotional approach to all issues of our lives is the one and only reason for all our failures.
I wonder when we will regain our critical sense and start reasoning..
I didn’t forget that the first word the Archangel Gabriel taught The Prophet was ‘IQRA’..
Pass On The Word.