Saturday, April 29, 2006

Cannibal Racism

If I was in 1975 south africa and a policeman asked me to leave a private institution because of my color.. I would understand... doesn't make it right.. but I'd know where he is coming from. When I am in my country, doing no wrong, and someone that shares my color and my language starts feeling uncomfortable because of my presence... we sort of have a problem.

Its not like I have a striking story to share.. its just a wierd encounter that happens from time to time. I was at a party organized by some friends that are kicking off a new salsa class on the island.. and they invited me to celebrate at a higher end night club, which they reserved for the occasion. I was there with my merry friends having a good time.. half of us was on the dance floor and the other half was socializing.. I got up to do whatever I got up to do... and the club's lebanonise manager came up to me and said "excuse me.. this is a private section." I wouldn't have disclosed the manager's nationality if the case was different... but it was really wierd.. is it because of my complexion that I couldnt possibly have white friends? I mean.. what is he saying exactly? You're Bahraini.. stick to your halwa, bukhoor, and shisha; and leave the salsa parties to others? Or is he saying you're a local, so all I expect from you is trouble?

After I told him that I was invited to the private event.. he apologized with a half heart.

Why do we look down on each other? Why do we trust a foreign doctor more than a local? Prefer to hire someone from abroad when our neighbor is readily available? Do we not believe in ourselves to the point that anyone other than ourselves is alluringly exotic?

Monday, April 24, 2006

Witch Hunt

We have Satanists in Bahrain? HORSE SHIT! Satan can't be anywhere near this territory.. if he was.. he would be fucking unemployed! His job is done for him.. as a matter of fact, he is outshined.. what worse can he do? We have a cult that wants to whip asses and chop off hands at their own discretion in power, people burning tires and powerplants in their local villages, and Michael Jackson lives in a beach house while honest law-abiding citizens look for empty cans in the trash.... what can that Amatuer add? Envy, gluttony, pride, greed, and sloth? Go work on your gig, boy!
As to you, horribe MP's, your little game of witch hunt before election time is pretty obvious. What were you thinking parading with that Slayer shirt? That band had a moderate fan base with heavy metal fans to begin with.. if anything you're helping them resurface! You could've at least used Mega Death or Metallica! Who blames you.. after the joint you rolled up and the pill you chased it down with last session.
The good people of Bahrain put you in that chamber so you can fix what needs fixing.. any other popularity stunt would've been fine if the idea, even though fictional, affected us directly in a positive way... but running around yelling "THE DINGO IS GONNA EAT YOUR BABY!" is a cheap shot. Next time I see a teenager bowing down on a pentacle yelling "We are not worthy", I will vote you back in office.

Witch Hunt

We have Satanists in Bahrain? HORSE SHIT! Satan can't be anywhere near this territory.. if he was.. he would be fucking unemployed! His job is done for him.. as a matter of fact, he is outshined.. what worse can he do? We have a cult that wants to whip asses and chop off hands at their own discretion in power, people burning tires and powerplants in their local villages, and Michael Jackson lives in a beach house while honest law-abiding citizens look for empty cans in the trash.... what can that Amatuer add? Envy, gluttony, pride, greed, and sloth? Go work on your gig, boy!

As to you, horribe MP's, your little game of witch hunt before election time is pretty obvious. What were you thinking parading with that Slayer shirt? That band had a moderate fan base with heavy metal fans to begin with.. if anything you're helping them resurface! You could've at least used Mega Death or Metallica! Who blames you.. after the joint you rolled up and the pill you chased it down with last session.

The good people of Bahrain put you in that chamber so you can fix what needs fixing.. any other popularity stunt would've been fine if the idea, even though fictional, affected us directly in a positive way... but running around yelling "THE DINGO IS GONNA EAT YOUR BABY!" is a cheap shot.

Next time I see a teenager bowing down on a pentacle yelling "We are not worthy", I will vote you back in office.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

what it means to be bahraini

What it means to be Bahraini:

It means that you stand in line, and people cut in front of you, but its OK.. they're more V.I.P. than you.

Your voice counts when you support the government.. but its oblivion when you don't.

you're a very neutral person in public.. but you're very racist when you're with your friends.

you're very good at telling whats wrong.. but you somehow have a hard time telling whats right.

you can play both sides for the middle.

You blame others (neutralized citizens) for all your problems, and never thought once of progress.

You scream off the top of your lungs "Come and save us U.N." but you stand agains womens' roghts, minority's rights, and freedom of speech.