Voting Petra out!
Yes, yes, I know how people are taking this but guess what. I have a bad feeling about this. I fear that Petra is going to suffer dearly from this new world wonder stupidity. And we the Jordanians are happily doing it. Even worse, we're casting the first stone
Let me give you a little lesson in statistics...
Jordan's population, including the expats, and people in their immediate influence circle etc is about 5 million (Man, woman and child) plus influence, 2million. Lets say 10 million
That's 10 million votes. Now compare it to:
China 1 Billion, India 1Billion, US 300million, Russia300 million. South Asia and co, at least 200 million. UK 60mil, Italy 60mil, Egypt 70million, Turkey 70 million. Japan 127 million
What do these countries have in common other than surpassing the population of Jordan by multiples? Yes, you guessed it right, they're other contenders in the this competition. This is Diana Karazon vs Kelly Clarkson.
In other words, we have embraced a competition with Petra's odds of winning are really slim and what's cool is that we're going to "democratically" vote it out!
I hate to be the one sounding the alarm here, but seriously. It's pretty hopeless. Petra will once again be a second class wonder. (yeah, sounding the alarm is actually a patriotic duty for those who insist)
But it doesn't take a vote to decide what a wonder is! It doesn't take a stupid competition to see that WE don't need someone to tell us that we have a world wonder. We have it. We do. We always did.
Petra is already a world wonder,
AND NO ONE IS GOING TO TAKE THAT AWAY!