Yahya Bouhafa, Fez-
A lot of political theorists agree that social and political conditions of Sudan have majorly contributed to the Sudanese revolution that is currently happening in the country.
Before the civil unrest in Sudan, revolutions swept the region in Egypt, Syria, Libya, Tunisia and other countries due to the similar reasons, and even today, still face considerable problems. Even many Moroccan citizens nowadays are pessimistic and unhappy with the current social, political and economic situation that the country is facing.
While many people would think that the revolution, while it, bringing violence and instability for a long time, can be the solution, others claim that a revolution should be an intangible one, where people change their ways of thinking and mentalities—a revolution that should target the increasing of knowledge among individuals.
The Moroccan society is a society that is controlled by many traditions and ways of thinking that are considered the major reason behind the backwardness of its population. Take as an example, the idea that jobs are more important than studies, and the irony of the fact that whatever point a student reaches in relation to his/her studies he/she will end up as a jobless person. Joblessness is a kind of a problem that exists in even the most powerful countries all over the world. However, these countries still insist on education as a major tool to its success and the development of its citizens as individuals before a society.
Also, if any Moroccan citizen thinks of a revolution he or she should think of a revolution against the principles that say bribery is the best way to solve all kinds of problems and it is just a mean to expedite some complicated processes—this is the way of thinking which suggests that cheating is acceptable, and respecting rules or laws are signs of weakness.
Any revolution should insist that knowledge comes before jobs, and hard work and honesty always pay off. The revolution that will make a Moroccan citizen so proud of his country that he is willing to develop and serve it by fulfilling his position as best as he can, by respecting others, and respecting rules.
With this “thought” revolution we can ensure that all bad situations will change, and all problems, no matter how big they are, will seem so easy to overcome. What is important is to realize that the major problem is not an economic or political one. The problem is a problem of individuals before groups.
The problem is a problem of some habits, traditions, and ways of thinking. If the problem is easily identifiable, the solution is also obvious. The revolution is the solution, a “thought” revolution against those mentalities and ways of thinking that are the major reason of years and years of backwardness—a “knowledge” revolution that will target the mentalities of individuals before the problems related to them.
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