By Amhal Ali
By Amhal Ali
Morocco World News
January 4, 2012
Monotony, boredom and dullness would be the top three existing terms in languages that are very likely to make people feel sick if their opinions are surveyed. People all over the world, regardless of their race, religion or language, can cope with anything in life but being trapped in monotony.
Having understood that human natural trait well, Democrats in the United States and many other political parties in different countries worldwide have started and won elections using the key word “CHANGE” in their political campaigns. By the same token, the Moroccan political party, the PJD, that largely won the last elections in Morocco has signified and called for change in one way or another.
Will change indeed take place during the coming five years? Most Moroccans today are quite optimistic believing in the PJD’s capabilities and sincere intentions to overcome certain obstacles, resolve a number of problems and bring about change.
Personally speaking, if four simple but crucial issues witness improvement, that will be an unequivocal indication of heading towards prosperity and well-being for our beloved country.
First and foremost, when the judicial courts nationwide are considered by the average citizen to be places for real justice and dignity, the country must be indeed on the right track. In other words, if our judicial system still represents fear, corruption and injustice in people’s consciousness, then prosperity and development are not yet within our reach.
Another indication to measure how far change has reached our society can be traced and witnessed in our schools of all levels in cities as well as in marginal towns. Unless our pupils in schools and students in colleges have regained their eagerness and unconditional love for reading and knowledge, much more effort has to be done if our target is indeed to prosper and change. In crude terms, our students gossiping in schoolyards or elsewhere is a key feature to measure the scale of change that our society has fulfilled. If their topics revolve about the same old story of football, love, cigarettes and cheap movies, certainly they are too far from witnessing any development or change.
In addition to those two signs, hospitals will clearly reflect if our country is making significant progress towards change or still lagging behind. Visiting a sample of our hospitals in different cities nationwide will clearly tell if Moroccan citizens are being given any considerable attention or not. When we are no longer afraid of being sick because our country provides enough hospitals, then we’ll be proud to say that we’re on the right track.
Last but not least, as Arab, Amazigh, Moroccan, Muslims, we need to feel proud, satisfied and convinced by our mass media. As citizens are to be safe while going on a picnic or doing any other chores, they are also in need of safe media. Our TV channels are normally supposed to protect our values, principles and therefore promote our belonging to this beloved country and nation.
Having said that, however, does not mean that change will take place overnight. Yet importantly, if there is a strong political will, things will surely, though perhaps slowly, head towards dignity and pride.
Edited by Benjamin Villanti
Amhal Ali is Morocco World News’ contributor
The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect Morocco World News’ editorial policy
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