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On the brink of disaster, the Jordanian social system

  • By: Qwaider

  • On:Sunday, February 03, 2008 11:38:40 AM
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    Most observers agree that the Jordanian society is undergoing some major changes. Specifically in the past couple of years. The gears of change has been set in motion long time ago and are now apparently reaching critical tipping point were the face of society is going to be changed, perhaps forever.

    Call it modernity, call it revolution, one thing is certain with an abundance of evidence, the pace of this shift is increasing and it will not be much longer before the situation explodes. These warning signs are very evident, they're raising the alarms, they indicate that it might already be too late, and the whole nation needs to step up, and think long and hard about the tough futuristic decisions.

    The gears of change has been set in motion long ago with privatization, immature globalization, cancelling of subsidization on just about everything and the tax hikes. Giving birth to a society that is about to fail under the massive pressures forcing it to change

    Throughout history, most social changes were slow, taking many years. Whenever there was a sudden violent shake to the foundation of society (as happens during revolutions) the effect take decades, and even centuries to even out. What's happening to the Jordanian society is more like a revolution at many scales targeting every aspect of life for every Jordanian.

    As an external observer, I was able to detect the fluctuation in prices in Jordan, I was finally saying, this place is expensive. If someone like me says it's expensive what are the regular people having to deal with all these hikes say? It's completely intolerable

    These dramatic changes at the full breadth of the whole society, effecting everyone from the bottom all the way the top, but not including that final 0.5% that i making all the profits at the expense of just about everyone else. These changes are using in a new era, an era of instability, even with the huge might of the Jordanian police, secret service, and the army. This is going to be an era of more organised crime, more revolutions and a huge spike in crime levels.

    When parents struggle to provide the basic necessities for their kids, driven by unjust conditions and poverty. They will start considering the easier alternatives readily available for them. From bribery, to embezzlement to fully fledged armed robberies. Coming to a neighborhood near you in Amman. The future outlook appears to be very grim.

    I don't want anyone to come preaching the suffering lower classes of the society on how they're using too much of their resources making cellphone calls or smoking too much. These people are venting out by slowly poisoning themselves with smoke out of frustration.  No one needs to neglect or downplay the whole society just for the actions of the few. Maybe the top 0.5% are responsible for all these cell phone charges? While the rest of the society is sharing the blame for the upper half's waste!

    I project that these social issues are going to cost the whole Jordanian economy way more than all the subsidization, and even worse, they threaten to spark a major unrest as people suffering the most under the weight of poverty rebel and take to the streets. Riots, looting and possibly armed conflicts might be the tip of the icebergs in a situation that is just ready to blow.

    All this leads to foreign investments getting withdrawn and the whole system gets toppled on top of everyone leading to anarchy and complete chaos.

    But, that's the worst case scenario. There is still time to turn this whole situation around, or reduce it's impact to the average Jordanian. Before even the most educated join in organized crime leading to some very tough times ahead

    Woe the nation that pushed it's intellects astray.

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    Memories....

    Sadly, all you said is true!
    For what I'm seeing here, and having lived in different places and witnessed different kinds of social changes, I can say that we'll end like one of two options: 1) Romania after 89's revolution or 2) Egypt nowadays.

    In the Romanian case, directly after the revolution, global private sector organizations ate almost everything there, leaving nothing to the ppl who already were just out of socialism i.e already having nothing..
    As a result, the business that really developed, and are still the most powerful till today are drugs, organized crime, and forged currency trade!
    Theft and murder went crazy, it was very typical to find somebody murdered for the sake of stealing his ring or necklace!

    The Egyptian situation doesn't need much explanation, it's push-oriented :) You pay me, I help you, as simple as that..  
    I read in one of the nefaq articles that in 3ahdo el maymoon the number of jordanians working abroad increased dramatically! I don't know what kind of achievment is that! And bush seems to be taking some advice from our leadership and is now giving makromat to his people..

    Dude bte3raf kef mashyeh el ordon?
    سارحة و الرب راعيها
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    • afaf
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    • Said
    • On: 2/3/2008 4:27:05 PM
    u r right...prices r u going rocket hi...so hi that i am considering not settling there after all...
    allah ye3eeen elnass....
    قويدر

    فتحت مواجع كتييير .

    wa by the way... there is one more think to add...
    Social systems can change to better due 10 years... if the Rulers want that change... (hitler was a right about this point)

    but the social system will change to worse, if and only if the people want it to change that way...
    if the people have to well for not being worst,
    والله لو مليون ظرف اجتمعت على الشعب ما تغير
    Things are not the same anymore! we can already see some changes in our society ! In the past month I heard of 3 robberies , all creative , well plotted ones one must say ! My dad's shop was the target of one !! Other than ripping off the government when u can ofcourse which became a thing that many people do!!
    serget el 7okomeh 7lal :P 3dad el may , 3dad el kahraba, tazweer, e5tilas u name it and it is out there!!!! as long as u r not stealing a fellow Jordanian it is as "7alal" as it can get !!
    It sux big times to see that things are headed the way they are !!
    Things can be changed to the better  , but it will leave some scars ! permenant ones!!  
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    • malak
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    • Said
    • On: 2/4/2008 2:17:18 AM
    dear all,
    its a very hot topic to discuss, actually its a nationwide greif ivolving all social class...so really " allah ye3een elnas"
    but dont forget that strong carving give the best yeild!! and remmember that we r the Jordanian and Palestinian national who go through the most complicated states.
    Adoosh
    More like Yugoslavia and South Africa or worse.

    Mahanned
    The more Jordanians working aboard the more Srilankan we become. Is that what we're trying to do? What kind of an achievement is that? Even India is bragging how many Indians they brought back to work home with the American outsourcing

    Afaf
    Yeah, allah y3een el nas

    الـ[مش]ــعبيط
    في امل في التغيير بس محتاج لكثير دعم من الحكومة..بدون دعم الطبقية رح تدمر المجتع

    Lostwithin
    Allah yustor ... it appears that these will get worse with time

    Malak
    True, Allah y33n el nas
    :( so sad wallahi, but bribing people and mercedes for gov officials and other such corruption are far more important than making sure ur people have food in their bellies and a roof over their heads (not to mention a WARM house!). you cant deny pp their basic living necessities and expect a stable country!

    so sad wallahi...Allah ey3een el nas!
    Absolutely right Tinkerbella
    Ask your mom how the conditions are in Jordan these days. She will tell you the latest. It's just sad!
    You too can have your Memories Documented

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