Nador - We are born Moroccans, whether we like it or not. We desire to live freely in our country. No matter how far we travel, we aspire, at least, to have our bodies buried right here in this nation.
Nador – We are born Moroccans, whether we like it or not. We desire to live freely in our country. No matter how far we travel, we aspire, at least, to have our bodies buried right here in this nation.
Morocco is one of the oldest countries in the world, according to history. Morocco is one of the most strategically well-placed countries in the world. Morocco is a melting pot of the European, African, Arab, Muslim, and Berber races, and a merger of these civilisations.
However, we are not pleased with our lives on this nation, simply because this is not the Morocco our forefathers have sacrificed their lives for. Moroccans have fiercely and tirelessly fought against foreign powers that have occupied the country’s wealth and the people. Their dream was as simple as having a dignified life, upholding individual rights, and preserving the national identity.
The Morocco we want today is a country where people speak freely and fearlessly express their views and have their say in the state’s policies. It is a land where freedom and safety are guaranteed to every citizen without inhibition or affront. A nation where the downtrodden find a just authority that listens to them and guarantees their basic rights.
The Morocco we want is a land where people have equal rights, regardless of their name, class, sex, face, or views. A country where the poor are not subject to discrimination and successive diasappointments while a minority is privileged and granted the influential positions.
The Morocco we want is a land where officials applaude the hard workers, creative thinkers, and project starters, and give them a hand rather than making them subject to blackmail and detention under ridiculous pretexts such as a ‘national security menace’. A nation where youth have hope and strive for their dreams instead of plunging their weakened bodies into the Mediterranean to get to the Northern ‘dreamlands’.
The Morocco we want is a land where politicians show up in public after their term in office and state plainly that they have failed to accomplish what they promised publicly, apologise, and vow not to be in charge of people’s affairs anymore or steal their hopes. A country where prominent parties do not bribe voters and force them to swear on the Holy Book to mark their symbols inside the voting room.
The Morocco we want is a strong country, able to make tough political decisions to protect its expatriate citizens from prejudice, discrimination, and racist treatment in a myriad host countries. A foreign policy which dares to muffle once-and-for-all the mouths that have been humiliating Morocco and Moroccans and accusing of lies in front of speechless government officials.
The Morocco we want is a country where citizens feel that their dignity is respected by everyone. A country where people are not forcibly evacuated from their hotel rooms into the streets only because they are needed for the party accompanying a royal visit to a particular city.
The Morocco we want is a state where employees’ pay depends on their education and professional qualifications rather than on their personal relations. A nation where riot police and poorly educated auxiliary forces do not bully or humiliate jobless graduates, teachers, and magistrates in front of the parliament and the public opinion at large.
The Morocco we want is a simple place where the national hymn shivers our hearts when played.
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