I haven't posted in a long time but this, this I really have to get out of my chest.
We released Muntadhar Al Zaidi also known as the one who threw a shoe at George W. Bush Junior, after 9 months of imprisonment ( only 9 months ), to me this is a day of grief, this day 9/15/2009 is a day that I shall remember as the day I hated democracy, or at least this democracy, It really annoys me that this man did what he did and got away with a slap on the wrist, but what really kills me what's really eating me up is that some people actually call him A HERO.
Are we that low , yes, of course we're low, but have we gotten to the point where we have no regard for manners, ethics. I even wondered do we still have principles, or have we ever had principles, we never had a nation based on freedom or education, we were always barbaric and savage, we're not the descendants of the Sumerians that's for sure ( we would be a little more civilized, those guys invented writing) we are ignorant, barbaric, we live in constant anarchy, to me everything has piled up right now on my mind and I have come to the conclusion that we are a pathetic excuse of a nation, we kill, blow up, slay, dismember and mutilate each other, we steal from the people through the government like it's fool's gold and then say that we want Iraq to be a better place, right now we're a country that is dirty, dangerous, unethical, and ignorant, the only plus sides in it I believe ( besides me and my friends) are Oil and Noori Al Maliki .Oil has been around for decades and we've only grown more dependent on it day after day, so that's not gonna change anything, but in Al Maliki I trust and in him I believe, I believe that he is one of the few men of honor left in this country, and that it's not too late to build a nation based on principles like Pride and Honor and that we can be respected again but everything has to happen one step at a time.
I have strayed a lot from the subject but going back to it, Honestly, when I hear someone call this traitor a hero I feel ashamed, I feel that I never call the good people we lost in the bloodshed heroes, I may have called the National football team heroes and I recall a certain soldier who tackled a suicide bomber knowingly to prevent him from entering a mosque and they both exploded ( and I'm really sorry not to know his name: May his soul rest in peace). if I call this brave soldier a hero I feel ashamed that my words don't do him justice, but if I call that traitor a hero, then may God curse me in this life and the other.
It's not just ethically wrong ( what he did I mean) have we as Iraqis thought what we would do if some Iraqi spokesman ( not even president) got hit by an American's shoes, do you honestly think that we would hold our peace. or would we act in our usually futile barbaric state.
We should think that this act is global and it changes how nations perceive us. well, you don't usually throw shoes at your guests, and we are no exception.
The United States glorifies Abraham Lincoln for not starting the civil war, Martin Luther King for fighting Racism, we should take by their example.
but instead some of us glorify people like Saddam Hussein and Bin Laden, butchers and mass murderers claiming to fight for a just cause. in fact I won't be surprised if the whole world hates us, I don't know if they do but they have every right to. and it's not because we're going to heaven and they're all going to hell like the media says. heaven and hell are for god to decide.
finally,we should honor people for the great things they do, the things that drive their country forward, not the foolish acts their nations live to regret.
A Hero isn't born to be one neither can he learn to be one, a Hero is created at a moment of choice. When you choose others' benefit over yours at the darkest of times, rest assured, you are A HERO.