Saturday, October 01, 2005

Contraditions

Why do we live with so much contradictions in Bahrain? Why are we very selective when being judgemental? For example, when Nanci Ajram came to town for a one night stand, hell broke loose. We had the honorable ma'awda brainwash a bunch of young men that decided to flip into hooligans that night... smashing car windows at the concert, and older men carrying slander banners at the entrance..... Hmmmm.... isnt that funny? I don't remember anyone getting upset when Michael Jackson came to Bahrain AND BOUGHT A FUCKING HOUSE !!

Another example of this... when Alwifaq broke up... Shaikh Ali Salman said the reason they did that was because America and the United Kingdom don't recognize a society thats not registered... and of course we need their support..... Excuse me, Shaikh.... aren't you and the rest of the turban clowns following "wilaayat Al Faqeeh" - Leader of the muslims in Iran or whatever?
And this goes back to the London seminar... we have Hassan Mushaima', the conservative hawk, flying to london to find it in the english government's hearts to turn around to Bahrain to see the domestic issues we have.... uhh excuse me... didnt you guys have a problem with the US and the UK butting in Iraq about the WMD, and you'll start doing the same song and dance if they turn over to Iran? So what is it now, people? Do you want to go kiss their ass to get them here, or do you want them to stay out?
I guess thats because we are a society that can easily hold two contradicting positions, and not have a problem with it.. I read an article in the newspaper.. this man was going through the security check at the Airport, and he had a small nailcutter or something of that sort... and the guard was like... Sir, you need to take these stuff from the small handbag and put them in the big bag... he was like no its too much of a hasstle.... Security man was like.. THESE ARE SECURITY MEASURES... you either follow them or you won't be flying today... so the guy does what he was asked to do.. and mumbles to himself "its all because of that son of a bitch bin laadin.. if it wasn't for that mother-bitch, we wouldn't have had to go through all this bullshit!" And the security guard gets FURIOUS! HOW DARE YOU TALK ABOUT BIN LAADIN LIKE THAT?! BIN LADIN IS THE BEACON OF ISLAM!! God sent him to protect us from the infidels that want to tumble Islam.... Now I feel much safer next time I'll be flying.. these fine young men will make sure terrorists won't harm us... unless they're sent by Bin Ladin...

21 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good afternoon,

Thank you for your thoughts and articles.

I do agree with you with regard to the contradictions and double standards, if you will, among the society elite and the ordinary people down the streets. However, I have the following comment:

· “aren't you and the rest of the turban clowns following "wilaayat Al Faqeeh” Not all the guys with turbans are clowns and not all of them follow “wilaayt al Faqeeh”. Added to that the fact that “wilaayat Al Faqeeh” is just a theory like any theories in any field: accounting , finance, you name it, there are people with and against. The above statement lacks precision.

3:34 PM  
Blogger The Joker said...

Thank you for your stop, anon. Maybe you are right, since I do not have a sufficient background.. in fact I'll be totally honest with you... I don't know what wilayat al faqeeh is... but to make a point I need to generalize.. I guess pecularity proves the law doesnt it.

4:49 PM  
Blogger moodZ said...

Well done Joker, you've hit the Bulls Eye with your article.. Oo as the great Jamal Rostum once said "You have touched upon a very important point" *wink*

Now Anon, what you said about the "theory" (or whatever it is they call it to cover-up such disgracing dictating act of hypocrisy by the ayatollahs) is only right when it comes to the political/religious stands the ayatollah firmly adopt and compel the people not only to adhere to their sayings, but encourage, cheer and not even doubt. Who dares doubt the instructions of the great imam! anyway… that is a different subject altogether.

The great Ali Salman here, have repeatedly (publicly) stated that he is not the leader but a puppet and a "servant" of Shaikh Isa Qassim –who is the real person in charge-, which itself encourages wilayat el faqeeh (under a different name atleast), and that is what I worry about.

Sawsand AlSha'aer have written a tremendous article about this issue ages ago, I will try to get you all a copy. As for the time being, please check the link below:

http://www.montadayat.org/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=9945

And just look for yourself as to what we are dealing with, a man who doesn’t believe in democracy, doesn’t believe in voting booths, publicly excuse autocracy, claiming that it is even exists among the wondrous world of insects!!

6:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“it to cover-up such disgracing dictating act of hypocrisy by the ayatollahs)” what are these disgracing acts of hypocrisy, and please can you support it?. As you might know, or might not know, that support here of “hypocrisy of ayatollahs” is not provided by Sawsan Alshaer Articles or whoever writes in montadayat. I think your malicious attitude has lead you to mix Iran case ( in which the theory of wiliyat alfaqeeh is applied) and Bahrain.

Those ayatollahs there in Iran practiced democracy before you here in Bahrain even heard of. They enjoyed voting, both men and women, while you Bedouin still fighting for the women right of participating in the parliament. Those “ hypocrite ayatollah (as you allegedly stated) are working on nuclear weapons (if you listen and understand from the news) while you Bedouin are fighting on sectarian silly reasons.

Secondly instead of providing me with sawsan articles or referring me to montadayat (both of which I read daily) you better go and read about that ("theory" (or whatever it is they call it) before you make such conclusion of hypocrisy (I do not think you are going to find out because it is clear that you have personal feeling toward those people.

Crawl under you rock “moods”

Now joker thanks for your reply and you earn my respect for that.

9:50 PM  
Blogger The Joker said...

Anon, before the emoodz responds.. you have to understand where he's coming from... When Moodz criticized, he was referring to the hierarchy in the chain of command, where no one doubts the ayotolla... its out of my post to be honest... but I think its a topic to be discussed since I dont really have the background enough to debate with you both.

And before you start calling him bediun and all that colorful stuff, he's shi'i also..and pretty religious at that too.. he didnt mean any harm so don't get defensive very fast

10:56 PM  
Blogger The Joker said...

And emoodz.. we gotta get Jamal here so the comments never end

10:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not so concerned with those names anymore in my life, sunni, shia. So when I said Bedouin I did not mean him personally, I meant all those people who make such judgment on ayatollah, and expressing their opinions on something they do not know anything about. It is not about being defensive, it is about one basic reality here in our society (in addition to the contradictions and double standards): there are some people we save no effort to criticize and judge, while the other we do not even dare to talk about their filthy demeanor ever to ourselves

I guess it would be the last comment I post here.

Good luck moods and joker.

11:24 PM  
Blogger moodZ said...

I wonder if it is human nature to senselessly disrespect whoever it is that they don’t agree with. Name calling, looking down upon and getting unreservedly defensive is absolutely unnecessary here Mr. Anon, I have shown nothing but respect to your good self and I respect nothing less in return.

As to your reply:
1. (( “it to cover-up such disgracing dictating act of hypocrisy by the ayatollahs)” what are these disgracing acts of hypocrisy, and please can you support it?.))

I said ACT, that’s ONE, without the S. And I was referring to the principal of Wilayat el Faqeeh itself, which (as to how I see it) is hypocritical. I stand firmly from mixing politics with religion and the theory of Wilayat elFaqeeh is against all principals of democracy on planet earth, I fail to see how it enforces your view on a democratic Iran, and I see no difference from the way it is applied in Iran by the ayatollahs, or in Taliban's Afghanistan by Mulla Umar (AKA Ameer el Mo'mineen)

2. ((“hypocrisy of ayatollahs” is not provided by Sawsan Alshaer Articles or whoever writes in montadayat.))

If you were kind enough to click on the link I provided, and see how it doesn’t talk about Wilayat elFaqeeh nor Iran, but Mr. Ali Salman in his own flesh and blood, and it is nothing but a report or a briefing about his Friday's prayer sometime back in August, talking about the amplification of a current that is not different from Wilayat elFaqeeh right here in Bahrain, and so was Mrs. AlSha'er's article, don't mix up things, and please pay some attention to what I am saying before running around your keyboard writing your reply.

3. ((Those ayatollahs there in Iran practiced democracy before you here in Bahrain even heard of. They enjoyed voting, both men and women, while you Bedouin still fighting for the women right of participating in the parliament. Those “ hypocrite ayatollah (as you allegedly stated) are working on nuclear weapons (if you listen and understand from the news) while you Bedouin are fighting on sectarian silly reasons.))

Oh yah I'm sure they did practice democracy, by closing more than 100 newspapers since 2000?! Or by the discrimination against Bahaies, Sunna and other minorities? And banning them from educational facilities, jobs and the "democratic" election campaigns?! Or is it by the poor human rights record?! The daily news of torture in the prisons let alone the disappearances and unlawful imprisonment?! Or maybe its Council of Guardian (مجلس صيانة الدستور) rejection of the bill on accession against torturers in August 2003?! The very same council that supervises the "democratic" filtering all the MPs that don’t "fit"?! Democracy in iran… Im sure Mujtaba Saminejad, Siamak Pourzand and Zahra Kazemi sure agree with you.. to name a few..

4. ((you better go and read about that ("theory" (or whatever it is they call it) before you make such conclusion of hypocrisy))

I believe I did my homework on that issue, you do your part. Apparently, a lot of the ayatollahs don't agree with you in it being a "theory" and not a religious teaching, directly noted in the quran and hadith. Or are they Bedouin fools, who don’t know what they're talking about like me?

1:13 AM  
Blogger Huda Ba'haroon said...

NIce blog. Keep it up ! :)

8:07 AM  
Blogger The Joker said...

Now you guys focused on this irrelevant matter..well i'm sure its relevant somewhere....but what I'm interested in is knowing what anon thinks of Ali Salman's contradiction when he follows Isa Qassim, that apparently follows some Irani leader, but on the other hand

http://www.alwasatnews.com/topic.asp?tID=64966&mydate=09-23-2005&old=1

Says right here that he has to be on good terms with the US and the UK, and "give and take" as he stated at the end of the paragraph, with them? If you're still hooked on the Iran morphine, tell me what you think of him?

3:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, Mr. Joker, I am still hooked with Iran morphine. Before I answer your question regarding that guy let me first make a comment on what you once wrote that how the fuck Iran is running out to build its nuclear power while its sewerage infrastructure sucks. Make sense to me! However, by the same talking will it make the same sense for a country in which its governmental education systems sucks, courts system sucks, sewerage systems sucks (walk down the streets of any village and you will see your self), electricity infrastructure sucks, military bodies sucks, employment programs sucks, etc. will it make sense to sign free trade agreement with the Americans, it better sign a “better life contract” with its people.( I guess no need to mention the country name)

By the same talking also, will it make sense for a country, which claims to be the leading democratic nation in a world to allow its people die with no food or shelter for more than four days in a time of natural disaster for only one reason, they are poor black. Well, I guess you “land of dreams and freedom” just invaded one country to spread democracy and allegedly help out people to make better life, Isn’t that contradiction which deserve to shed a light upon more than the Iranian sewerage system. Man, follow the news and see how the richest country in a world failed to provide its people with the minimum in such time of natural disaster.

Now back to Ali al Salman, what I think of him and Isa Qassem : these two and the rest of the guys are moron and leading the country to where. They are clueless in politics, and they have consistently sending signals to the public as well as the government that they are not loyal to this country as much as to other parties. Now it is praiseworthy to mention here that it is not wrong deed of the “other parties”.

In sum, Mr. Joker, there are so many contractions elsewhere but you are being so selective in shedding the light upon them.

9:47 PM  
Blogger The Joker said...

Dear mr. Anon,

Thank you for your comment dated october 1st, and correspondants there-after :p. Now... about my earlier comment... who gives a fuck whether we have a problem with sewage, unemployment, poverty if we're talking about a blast that could wipe out mankind? Believe you me, I can sleep much better at night knowing the country that doesnt have proper roads and a welfare system is out signing a free-trade agreement with SATAN than getting a bunch of kidnapped scientists trying to make a bomb out of a shoebox and pipes in a basement. Two, you can pin all your problems on America, and how they're a big lie, and how Bahrain is retarded... but guess who's standing in line to get water and getting their newspapers shut down by the end of the day? I assure you sir, its not america... and I certainly hope its not Bahrain any time soon....
as for being selective... I have the right of electing what strikes me as interesting... so if you feel that I have overlooked bigger contradictions, by all means please list them. I love interaction. But notice, I talked about nanci ajram & MJ, and more importantly bin ladin and the airport, but you were the one selective to focus on the turbans.

Yours sincerely, :p

The Joker

10:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please joker, post something else, I see that it is gonna extend to so long.

12:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(... but guess who's standing in line to get water and getting their newspapers shut down by the end of the day? I assure you sir, its not america... and I certainly hope its not Bahrain any time soon....)

it seems that you do not follow the news pal, worse than happened in there. as for listing the contradictions i would prefer writing them down as separate articles, just wait pal

12:32 AM  
Blogger Scorpio said...

No way, continue the debate - this rhetorical fencing is what blogs are about.

3:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Joker. Referring to one of our conversations and aforementioned comments that you would sleep at night much better any night if Israel have Nuclear weapons but you would not do so if Iran does that and you have ascribed that to the fact that Iranian leader is “mad” and hyper-conservative and suicide-bomber advocate, which will lead the whole region to a miss. Well, I would recommend that you go through this just to have another look upon who is have it in mind to turn this region to ruins, turbaned or bush’s “gangsters”. ?

http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?ItemID=6342

9:32 PM  
Blogger The Joker said...

I can see you want to spill out all your anger at america and israel and anyone else that you were told was the reason for your suffering.... now let me get some thing clear for you... am I happy israel has nuclear weapons? Nope.. not really... are they the source of my problems? I dont think they are.... In fact.. the only reason we are in such a dreadful position is because we have people in power (including iran) in the muslim world that opressed the people.. all in the name of fighting/ preparing for israel. Syria and egypt, as well as iran, were in much better shape before they started this prepetual sorrow of a struggle against the forces of the dark. Back to topic... I tell you what do you think of a person that obviously follows iran and the ayotolla there, but wants to get registered in order not to loosen the tie with washington and london... and for 16 posts now.. you didn't answer me.. you just reverted to old comments about iran and nuclear weapons

happy -bomb free- ramadan

11:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(I can see you want to spill out all your anger at america and israel and anyone else that you were told was the reason for your suffering)

I do not depend on anyone to tell me who is the reason of anything of such. Besides, I do not depend solely on the US propaganda as sources of my information.!

(the only reason we are in such a dreadful position is because we have people in power (including iran) in the muslim world that opressed the people)

I do not agree on pinning all the dreadful situations on the people in power only. And let me remind you of something in that respect, these people in power are brought and supported by “Uncle Sam” to safeguard his interest in this region. You may go to CIA history to check it out yourself, or you make get back to me to provide you with some!
Summing up, I have fathomed from all the above comments that there are many points of disagreement. Secondly, you think I have deviated the subject to focus on turbans and Iran and pinning all the mistakes on Israel and USA, while in no comments of mine I have said so. Thirdly, I kept referring to previous statements of yours to indicate the contradiction and double standards in your judgments. Fourthly, pal you need to read you blog very well, I have already answered your query with regard to what I think of that guy.

11:50 PM  
Blogger The Joker said...

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12:05 AM  
Blogger The Joker said...

No problem. Here is a very nice contradiction for you. Remember when the Adil Flaifel story was floating around? Remember when he got a bunch of loans from banks? Get back to the old newspaper archives.. and look who extended that rotten bladder the most loans... In case you forgot.. it was Melli Iran Bank.... and you, of all people, know that for a loan over a million BD's, especially for a small bank like Melli, and a scarce economy like Iran, the decision to extend him the advance was done over there (IN TAHRAN - UNDER THEIR NOSE!). Don't be offended.. just please explain that contradiction for me... aren't the ayotollas supposed to be not happy with the Bahraini government back then? How come Melli (national) Bank of Iran was helping Mr. Flaifil out ? He needed to finance more police cars and gas bombs back then maybe? Please do not get frustrated and just blurt out anything... just explain this contradiction to me in simple terms

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