By Khalid Majhad
By Khalid Majhad
Morocco World News
El Jadida, Morocco, February 19, 2012
Everybody is criticizing everybody. That is the scene where who is right or who is wrong is a question no one among the dissatisfied demonstrators can ever answer. Therefore, amid the absurdity of the situation, no one can claim innocence or perfection, a fact if admitted to would surely be a practical starting point to the ideal revolutionary wave- a revolution against the bad Self.
The referential date pointed to in the title is not arbitrary, in that it is meant to be an urgent replacement for the February 20 movement which has emerged in Morocco under the banner of “Down with Corruption”, without even knowing with any precision who the target is. Indignant shouting would make much more sense were it founded on a lucid view of the core of all the deficiencies in our society, but this has never been the case. It is even a laughable occurrence to criticize somebody for some wrongdoing you yourself keep showcasing shamelessly all the time.
Dear friends, it is about time we paused for a rethink of all the disgrace we have caused the other to identify us with. The stance calling for a revolt against the bad “Me” finds support in diverse doctrines. Just think of the Holy Ayah everybody learns by heart about the wonders of a “change coming from within”. This remains a personal view in wait for further outside support from individuals who have an ulterior conviction of the validity of my contention but unwilling for some reason to confess. I hereby call for a collective pause for self-evaluation instead of the detrimental readiness to disclaim responsibility by simply blaming it on others.
Khalid Majhad is a teacher of English in Sidi Smail- El Jadida Delegation, Morocco. He is interested in cross-cultural communication and translation studies.
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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