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« الأردن و فقر الحرّية - لماذا؟And #Osama bin Laden is dead »

#ReformJo #Mar24 and Jordanians living abroad

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  • On:Monday, April 11, 2011 9:12:48 AM
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    Many of my friends have argued with me that "I'm away from the country", therefore I am not in titled to say anything about the events that take place everyday.

    Here's my official response to that:

    1. People who are "away" have a lot of value to add, just like people who are close.  We can support and we can empower. We can be the eyes and ears of the world. Something people on the inside find it hard to achieve

    2. We have the clarity of vision to see things how they really are. When you are too close to the event, you are blinded by the "dust of the battle" to think or see clearly. We have that birds-eye-view

    3. Being away, doesn't mean we're less Jordanian than anyone else. It's a form of racism to think otherwise.

    4. Being away, helped us understand what it means to be free. What civil liberties represent. What a community should be like. How government is there to SERVE the PEOPLE. They are our employees! They are supposed to serve our needs. Not the other way around. It's illogical to expect someone who NEVER experienced freedom to defend it or ask for it. Yes, people are talking about it, but many have never tasted it!

    5. Also being away gives us the unique courage to question things that don't make sense to us. It's our right, we got accustomed to it. We're used to it and expect it to be upheld all the time.

    Now with all due respect, I don't mean that people in Jordan are not qualified to represent themselves. I'm saying the complete opposite. I'm saying: LET the people who are fighting for an inch more of civil liberties work. Don't be another broken record empowered by false ideals spread by the propaganda machine of the archaic regimes ruling the Arab world.

    Left your head high, and fear not.

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    • Ammar
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    • On: 4/11/2011 11:02:48 AM
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    More power to ya Q, When I was away, they said you've been away for a while, you don't get it, now I'm back -almost a year- they say you were away for a long time to understand, and of course I always smile and think happy thoughts like "£%&*% YOU!".

    Now the problem is we Jordanians, of all backgrounds, have a tendency of monopolizing the truth, be it political, social or economic, and all you need to prove this theory is to hail a taxi, where the driver will always give you his solution to all the world's problems in the time it take him to get you to your destination.

    El mohem, wo bala tool seereh, in "less" civilized countries, they count the votes of expatriates "FIRST", as they're considered the off-shore Think Tank with the ability to view the big picture from a different viewpoint, and in less civilized countries like the UK, political party leaders travel to meet expats or hold yearly conferences to hear their input, but like I said, those are less civilized countries.
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    • Naser
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    • On: 4/11/2011 9:22:14 PM
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    over promising title my friend! I was actually waiting to hear from someone with a bird-eye-view with hopefully a wide-angle camera! I understand where you're coming from, but I don't understand why you stopped where you stopped! where's your "input"?!
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    • Qwaider
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    • On: 4/12/2011 6:14:26 AM
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    Ammar,
    Absolutely true, most areas in the world these "absentee" are so valuable and important that no government in their rightful mind would dare to disregard them. But Jordanians abroad get marginalized all the time. It's sad really. But there's nothing to feel sorry about, even Jordanians who are inside are also marginalized so no one is in any worse position.

    Anyway... Let's keep the hope up. Things will change, and they will eventually improve.

    Hi Naser, thank you for your encouraging comment.

    This is a response to some things I've been hearing from my friends. If you've been keeping up with what I've been saying for the past months. I've voiced many of the ideas. But point taken. I will try to do more on those.
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    • Naser
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    • On: 5/18/2011 1:42:28 AM
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    sara7a no Ihaven't! no time man you know how it is! i'd love to read all the blogs i like to read bas with the news stream, work and LIFE (believe it or not lol) there'sn enough time. anywhooo... kaif 7alak!
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