كاد الرئيس أن يكون رسولا


I know I should be writing about the tragic mess in Ghardaia and how the state has simply abandoned the citizens but I admit that I don’t know more than what’s reported by the press, which means I have little to add. Well, I actually do have my two cents. I said in a previous comment on this blog that the state (whatever this means in Algeria) seems to do all it could to stir things up. So not only do I think it cannot solve the issues in Ghardaia but I am not convinced it wants them solved. At least not before they reach some very serious level.
Whatever the real reasons behind the riots and the confrontations between the Mzabis and the Arabs (Chaanba), things have dragged for too many years and went too far that simple police work won’t be enough and it will take a long time to fix things (longer since nothing’s done so far). And Rachid Nekkaz (wannabe-BHL and self-promotion addict) is certainly not helping.

So I’ll speak of another topic of which I know about nothing, the presidential elections.

We are told that Bouteflika has brought peace to the country. Ask the people of Ghardaia and elsewhere about it. We are told that the country’s facing many challenges and risks – on which I agree, and this is why we should be united… behind Bouteflika. On which I obviously disagree. And if I agreed on this then I’d answer why the elections and the campaign? Just say the situation is too dangerous that the elections must be postponed or even cancelled wessalam.

Instead, we are forced to go through this masquerade, spend the people’s money and have a democratic election travesty. And in this scope, we hear many people praise the president’s past, present and future achievements. As if the people were too ignorant, gullible and stupid to believe them.

Speaking of ignorance, many of you must know the famous poem by Ahmed Shawqi: where he praises the teacher whose role is key in every society and which starts by
قم للمعلم وفه التبجيلا…. كاد المعلم ان يكون رسولا” which could be translated to something like “Stand up in respect for your teacher, for a teacher’s status is almost as high as that of a messenger (prophet)“.

But education is not a sacred thing for our state; teachers, students, scientists, etc. nobody really matters. Hocine Malti referred to General Toufik as Algeria’s god; it looks like Bouteflika’s his prophet. How do you understand the below video otherwise? I am exhausted.

6 thoughts on “كاد الرئيس أن يكون رسولا

  1. He should have continued: “Why should we stand in the way of god’s will? won’t we risk the wrath of god should the status quo change?”

    who is this guy? I am gobsmacked.

    My disrespect for our regime has turned into resentment in recent days; and I live thousands of miles away. I think that we are a very patient nation we have been subjected to one of the greatest humiliations of recent political history, and we are just watching the carnival, hoping that god will intervene to free us from them.

    • He didn’t have to, it was implicit.

      Now that would be very ironic for people like us to be a patient nation, wouldn’t it? It seems that we have some sort of ability to adapt our lives to the environment and ignore/exclude/abandon whatever bothers us, and this power has close to no limits. The regime wanted power, we abandoned it, oil we gave it away, public space and we care only about our houses, didn’t provide for jobs and we invented twabel, etc. This is one of the explanations I have for the fact France stayed in Algeria 132 years…

  2. Owe! Allah granted him a Kingdom! Al Moulk! nothing less? Who has any doubt now? Who is the worst Uh? ‘Al Kafiroun’ or ‘Al Mounafiqoun’. Does it matter really? The only thing left is a fatwa! someone?

  3. I do believe that “peace” has been brought by the sacrifices of many soldiers and officers who died protecting this country, and the best way to “destroy the brittle motivation for change” is fear. We shall not forget what the sub prophet (yes it’s gutting complicated ! ) has said “if the prophet (I call him “el aliha” to be honest !) is not re-elected, terrorism will come back”

    Does it mean that … No enough truth for tonight.

    Great article as well !

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