Friday, January 27, 2012

To Live in Saudi


To live in Saudi has to be the greatest honor a person can consume.  To know you live in a country that ensures your safety and that all is ruled justly and under an all “wise” leadership.  How else can you interpret the fact that around a third of the Saudi population are expatriates? What attracts the non-Saudi (elite and the low-class) to work and reside in Saudi given that it houses none of the luxuries provided by the modern world?  And if all is perfect in Saudi, why is there some Saudis’ that have a problem with all that peace and safety (that is not provided in the rest of the world according to our elite)?

Since the discovery of oil in Saudi, it has become the target of the strong and weak.  As a result of the amount of wealth existing within the borders of the kingdom, and the lack of clear legislations (or failure to punish against breaches of the legislations), Saudi has become the pit of corruption from the smallest individual to the most powerful, Saudi or non-Saudi.   A spread of corruption that has ensured that those who are in true need are kept away from the wealth that Saudi has to provide as much as possible.  To make matters worse, in Saudi, racism and coalitions are very good friends.  To describe this in clearer terms, in Saudi Arabia the spread of wealth and opportunities is limited to individuals with the same background.  An insurance policy, ironically, that is protected by the immoral “public servants”.

Another positive attribute in my wonderful and all-just kingdom is the loyalty it has from 100% of its pubic.  That loyalty comes in the form of accepting our wise leadership with all its glory and denying its failure points.  Where else do you find a system that religiously incriminates all criticism against it and a system that ensures all that is said against it is filtered out from the media reaching its public, therefore the image that the same public has of it is left pure and sacred.  Of course, to ensure a rate of 100% loyalty, between now and then such a system needs to neutralize a few of the disloyal and, if imprisoned, hold them until the recant their blasphemy. 
One more aspect that exists in Saudi, and most likely does not exist anywhere else, is the fact that our “wise” leadership seems to be aware of exactly what we need.  How can our problems be far away from our all “wise” leadership when it ensures that our most basic problem (traffic) does not exist when they are driving through our cities?  How can they not feel our suffering in their big castles securing all their needs?

We in Saudi have to come to grasp with realty.  We need to affirm ourselves that in Saudi, we have it better than elsewhere.  However, do not look outside your borders, as our leadership has confirmed to us many times that Saudi has its special conditions, therefore it needs to be managed under that  unique situation it has.  

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