I Know, I have been promising this article for sometime now, and today, I thought I should just chin-up and get on with it.
The article discusses the missed critical underlying traits that characterise and is embodied deep (i.e. intrinsic) within the conscious and the socio-political and cultural perception of the young middle eastern generation, that is at the centre of the most defining event in our age, the reshaping of the Middle East Society, Politics and Global Future Map, The so-called Jasmine Revolutions.
What we, in the west, as a result of our ‘mirror-effect’ (as intelligence analyst might refer to), we are actually looking and attempt to understand the events in the middle east from our own cultural and social, political and strategic understanding of the region, and what we know of the ‘usual’ trends and societal patterns of the cultures and people at all levels. This approach is highly highly fatal and erroneous (90 per cent), sees we, through our above problematic approach are actually missing the reality that is unobservable from afar or even from within by a ‘traveller’, the old-aged animosities, hatred, witnessed ‘persecutions of Muslim people’, by ourselves, Zionists (most famous), and the stories, the livelihood, the blames, the scape-goating, the shames, the horrors, the dreams and desires, and so forth.
These, mentioned, psychological factors, with powerful effect and ingrained strength within the minds, hearts and memories of these people, of these regions, can never ever, let us not fool ourselves, be rid or wiped-out, with mere ‘supports’, and rallying on one-side against the old other, that has been well known to be ‘a stooge’ of our wills. In this way we can not write-off the past. We can not stop the unconscious spring up. We can not make new friends out of old enemies. We can not delude, most importantly, ourselves of being able to do these with successes. But rather, we can accept, and start planning for the ‘backlash’ or the ‘major blowback’ (Afghan one is a child play compare to what is to come), that is about to unfold when the storm ceases, the dark clouds will migrate to our shores, with mighty thunders and storms, as those who condemn us for their misery, now are in power, and with ‘full public and democratic support’ of their people and outside world.
In short, Ladies and Gentlemen, history is warning us, but we are ignoring it to our own perils. The ‘rebellious’ young, will in time be the ‘terrible’ ones (A Warning for Us). Let us thread carefully (if I am to recommend an approach, I would follow closely the old raison d’este that we might as well rally behind the old nasty kings, queens, dictators and forth in the region, rather than siding with this young energetic and unstable new powers (better the devils we know, than the ones we can not trust or even control).