I’ve been thinking a lot these days about a few issues that are troubling me… Lately I’ve been a confused young man. And I realize that the world is going the wrong way. Everywhere there are signs of unrest, troubles, wars, riots, hatred. Is it anytime soon that the human being will dig deep in his beautiful side and live in peace?
I am particularly worried about the radicalization in the Arab countries, the radicals are here and getting stronger and stronger. Since 9/11, the wound didn’t recover but it’s getting worse: Wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, unrest in the Middle East, the caricatures issue… all these events are being used by the radicals to set the fellow believers against the oppressor, the western countries.
To resist this growing phenomenon, Arab countries have to go through an inevitable reform. Education, culture and democracy will free people’s minds and spread values of understanding and compassion.
Instead, the stubborn dictatorial regimes are indirectly helping fundamentalist ideas widen, by oppressing free minds through a consistent political and cultural censorship. Propaganda and the one sided speech are eating peoples brains, there is no dialogue, no criticism at all, which creates an optimal ground for extremist ideas to grow like poisoned mushrooms.
The world start to realize that what happens in another part of the hemisphere might affect their prosperity and welfare as well. Now, is the US project of the big democratic Middle East feasible!? Of course it is, but the will shouldn’t come from the U.S.A… but from the people.
Instead, where is the world going!???? I don’t know…
*Neil Young – Rockin’ in the free world
Pearl jam cover of this song is awesome