Arab Renaissance faces Moral Embarrassment
Hasan Yahya, Ph.ds, Palestinian Sociologist and Historian
The Economist recently under the title: The Arab spring. Has it failed? Says: “real revolution is not so much in the street as in the mind.” Which is true. Since the rhythmic chant “The People want to topple the regime.” Was echoed across the Arab countries, no positive signs of Arab renaissance show up to make people relax in a secure new system colored by social justice or freedom or liberty from the old systems. While Twitter, Facebook and airwaves of many Arab channels (Aljazeerah, and AlArabiyyah) were helpful methods to convey the messages of revolutionaries the outcomes were not satisfying. Yemen still under siege of Al Qa’idah, Egypt still searching to find its way to modern system as opposite of religious one experienced by the one year Muslim Brother’s system. Syria is much complicated as international connection and world powers struggle between Russia and USA. Libya still in chaos searching its way out of the past challenges. The situation becomes a moral embarrassment for the people as well as for the new leaders, and for the Arab world in general, and in each country in particular.
The history of Arab countries in the last five to eight decades is one of the obstacles to accept change, and cribbed the revolutionaries for lack of organization functional power depending on rational thinking. The spiritual or religious teachings control the minds for change, which makes an obstacle for changing attitudes and mastery of leadership practices. In Egypt for instance, which is considered by many social scientists as the leading power for changing the whole Arab countries to new directions. The rational legal system to deal with democracy was resisted from the Muslim Brothers, who were taking charge of a small group rather than the whole people of Egypt. The people was supported by the army to make the correct the status quo of religious regime into a modern rational legal system. A new map for the future was made, for the constitution making, the presidency, and the congressional elections. But the supporters of the aosted President Mursi, make it hard for the interim government to actually get through the map. Other obstacles include illiteracy rate among the adults, the high unemployment rate, and poverty rate which cribbed the economic situation to improve lower classes. But attitudes change take longer time in social change. But we have to be optimistic to look at the outcomes rationally and reasonably.
Lay me and general public look at the surface of events, in the bottom thinkers see the roots for Arab renaissance in the making, no matter what the EU and the United States policies toward the region are. Egypt (people, Military and interior forces) will be able to make the map a reality. Just give Egypt sometime to reduce the opposition party to Zero point. In this regard, the Arab states support and financial assistant was given on time to strengthen Egypt’s position in and outside the Egyptian land.
What we see is a stubborn previous president supporters and an attempt to reduce their power in order to succeed implementation of the road map. While there are several outsiders want to continue their support to Muslim Brothers, reality shows that they loosing grounds. But the situation is not satisfying. The future in Egypt still dim, and signs of renaissance are covered with clouds. My assessment, if this situation continue to persist, Egypt will fail in its role as a leading force toward the expected Arab renaissance. Waiting for that success is moral embarrassment period for enlighten thinkers. I believe that failure of Egypt to make the ultimate change will keep the Arab countries in dark ages for decades, not much different from the time of Arab uprising started three years ago. . (644 words) http://www.hasanyahya.com
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Hasan Yahya is a Palestinian Sociologist and Historian, former professor of Comparative Sociology and Educational Administration at Michigan State University and Jackson Community College. He is the Board Editing member at International Humanities Studies (IHS) Journal. Dr. Yahya is the originator of Arab American Encyclopedia and Ihyaa al Turath al Arabi fil Mahjar-USA. His publication may be observed on Amazon and Kindle. To reach the writer: Email: email@example.com
Dr. Yahya Credentials:
Ph.D in Comparative Socioloy 1991, Michigan State University.
Ph.D in Educational Administration, Michigan State Univ.
M.A Psychology of Schhols Conflict Management, Michigan State Univ.
Diploma M.A, Oriental Studies, St. Joseph Univ. Beirut, Lebanon
B.A Modern and Classical Arab Literature
Life Achievements: Publishing 250 plus Books and 1000 plus articles