Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Brave New Politics Of The Middle East.

As one Arab despotic dictator comes tumbling down one after the other, a new dawn is breaking all over the Middle East. A dawn of truth and the brave new world that will strive for justice, a new life of egalitarian values, a life of equal opportunities.Gone are the days of totalitarian regimes. Gone are the days of injustice and hegemony.
The winds of change are blowing hard all over middle East. The US has failed in its strategy of strategic interference.Even if this was as US planned, the quiet truth of awakening has dawned on the oppressed nations of the Middle East. So what is the implication in this even for Israel. Two things  need to be discussed in this context. As the politics of the Middle East change within two months, so will Israel have to fast pacedly change its non-cooperation and rigid Zionist stance. The spectre of Zionism will have to be tempered down. It is no longer relevant in the Brave New Middle East. As the tyrants like Hosni Mubarak, Ben Ali, and now the totally nuts Gaddafi fall like dominoes, Israel cannot stand alone as a Zionist nation. Its whole existential philosophy has to be rewritten. Are the Israelis listening?
Gone are the days of conspiracies, covert operations, injustice to back the existence of a state and a nation. It all has to be out in the open. It has to be clear as black and white. The times of grey areas are gone. Look at Bahrain. People are demanding change of the Sunni regime and franchise to the populace . It is not Shia/Sunni divisive politics. It is the politics for egalitarian , equal opportunity values.Bahrain is changing. It has changed.
Thank God the politics of change in the Middle East is Secular. It is definitely egalitarian. Now the groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood, Hizbollah, Islamic jihad will also have to redefine and redesign its entire revolutionary, snatching political space, even violently sometimes, political and social policies. These groups and others will also have to garb the secular, egalitarian political mantel that is now the the new fashion attire of the Middle Eastern youth. I know that truth will always prevail. As a new awakening warms the hearts of all those in the Middle East, the West will have to also support these brave new leaders. The West has to realize that what truly beautiful age the Middle East is entering. Instead of political and social conspiracies, it has to support the true awakening. It has to facilitate the economic and social enterprise. Mr Cameroon's visit to Egypt with meetings with all leaders and people except the Muslim Brotherhood defines that how slow he is still to understand the change that is taking place in Middle East. The Muslim Brotherhood has taken some 30%  of the votes in Egypt. It is a vote bank that  is not to be ignored. The youth has risen. Its politics and stance is secular, hungry for egalitarian society. No groups can survive on conspiracy and emotional politics. Middle East is Muslim but then this is no Muslim awakening nor Islamic politics. Non-Muslims need not fear this New Awakening.
The Hamas in the Middle East will also have to change its stance for a better solution to the Palestinian problem. They have to understand that egalitarian values which they are striving for are a desire of  people of all religions.I t is not the Islam they are serving. All people want justice and equal opportunity. The Israeli state and its people will also have to change their Zionist stance to survive in the New Middle East. Hamas must change now too.
As the winds of change blow over the Brave New Middle East, the truth is writ large on its oily rich sands. gone are the days of despotic dictators who snatched all the oil wealth away from the people , with the help of the West who helped them to fuel their own economic, technological and social progress and sat like serpents over the oil wealth of their people. The winds of true freedom are here blowing hard and fast.
As the crazy old , haggard Gaddafi screams, squirts and shouts, threatening his own people with death and extermination, looking like a sick dog that whimpers before dying, the specter of exploitation, dictatorship and force falls down.
Iran's long holding clergy politics will also have to wake up. The green revolution is also there to stay. That awakening has reached its doors knocking hard and persistently.
It is time for these winds of change to enter the Indian subcontinent too.

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