dimanche, mars 22, 2009

Morocco : It’s too late...

Morocco has recently decided to sever ties with Iran, but what is the rationale of this surprising move? As we can read and listen it in mainstream media, this North African country is very worried about the spreading of Shiism, the Iranian way of practicing Islam, among its population. Do you really belief this account? Sceptical as always, I could not agree less. Why? For the Moroccan regime, as always, has totally missed the bus again. Actually, we are very used to this hothead behaviour.

As we can easily see, if Moroccans become Shia Muslims it is not because of Iran, but ''thanks'' essentially to the zealous Makhzen himself who, over past decades, has decided to transform Morocco into a Middle East country. How? In doing every thing in his power to destroy the authentic identity and culture of Morocco- the Amazighity of course- and by importing massively Arab culture.

As a way of example, right now, all movies and music- as Moroccans do not have neither music nor movies- in Moroccan masse media are from Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, and other Arab countries. To a certain extent, you can even confuse Morocco to any Middle Eastern people. The consequence of all this destructive and criminal policy is that Moroccans have lost their identity. In fact they are utterly alienated. It is why they are systemically looking to the Middle East. They imitate every thing coming from this region like a flock of sheep. Even worse, every thing witch happens there has a huge and immediate impact on them.

Lately, thousands upon thousands of Moroccans have demonstrated even in the remote places of the country to support Gaza while scores and scores of their fellow countryman were dying of cold, flood and hunger in the Atlas Mountains. Similarly, when the war was waging between Hezbollah and Israel. As usual, with the enormous blessing of the regime- usually, you cannot demonstrate freely-, a lot of Moroccans had marched in support of this Shia party. Its talkative leader, Hassan Nasrallah, was considered- is still considered- as a hero, and of course a model to follow without any hesitation. Hence all the recent conversions to Shiism of so many Moroccans.

That being said, needless to say that the Moroccans have an immense identity void by reason of Makhzen cultural policy. This can be observed over time. Every Arab ideology is welcomed overwhelmingly. Prior to this last wave of Shiism, it was Baathism, Muslim Brothers, Wahabism, and other bloody ideologies. To put this with the tongue in cheek, the Makhzen have to be proud of his catastrophic outcome.

We have even to ‘’greet’’ it, because its greatest dream to see the country totally and completely ‘’middle-easternized’’ has eventually come true. But sadly for it this new situation comprises a lot of momentous dangers, especially for its perpetuation in power and the continuation of its infinite privileges. As the saying goes, it dug in fact its own grave. Is it aware of all that? Probably, but alas for it it’s too late. The rot is definitely sit in.

In any case, I won’t be surprised that in upcoming months and years the regime will be in a pretty pickle because of its destructive actions. As an Amazigh and proud of it, I really don’t give a damn! If this amazigh-phobic regime ever collapsed, I have only two words to utter, not more: good riddance! 

mardi, mars 10, 2009

The Makhzen will ban Morocco too!

The Moroccan regime has decided that the banning of Amazigh first names inside the country is not sufficient enough. Two or three weeks before, it has sent to all his corrupt consulates all over the world a racist notice forbidding them definitely from then on. I know that is beyond comprehension, which is why we can not comprehend. But it’s not the case of the young Amazigh immigrants, especially in France, Netherland, and Belgium. They were overwhelmingly surprised because they don’t know very well the Makhzen and his fascistic methods.  

But why this move at that time? Sincerely, I don’t have the foggiest idea. As all the totalitarian regimes, even if you bend over backwards for a long time, I am sure you will not find any logical explanation. But we are quite sure of one point: the Moroccan regime is still very amazigh phobic and full of hatred and hate against the indigenous population of North Africa, the Amazigh people. This is as plain as your nose on your face even if his talkative spokespersons and his propagandist media say collectively and constantly the contrary. 

It stands to reason that the Makhzen system has never liked things which have the slighest connection with amazighity, the authentic identity not only of Morocco but also of North Africa on the whole. Even if it appreciates certainly a lot its benfits: the amazigh cuisine, the richness of the country, and most of all to be everlastingly in power. Not to put too fine a point on it, the Makhzen has in effect a lot to do with any colonial and imperial regime, because it is proudly one of them. In any manner, we do need no proofs to show that, his dumb actions speak loudly by themselves.

That being said, if the Amazigh culture is despised and hated at this point, why on earth  doesn’t Rabat go forward- and demonstrate his logic- and prohibit any Amazigh thing in the country? For example all Amazigh food, all Amazigh toponyms (Agadir, Tiznit, Meknes, Fes, Tanger, Anfa…), all Amazigh apparel, etc. As it did before with the name of the country.

As you may know, his authentic name is Marrakech, which gave quite rightly Morocco in English or Maroc in French. In Arabic language, the former official name of Morocco was arabized decades before: it became El Maghreb. Sorry, thought, if I lead you up the garden path because of the title of this story which is  little bit misleading. In point of fact, as we saw it, the real name of Morocco was banned already. It was a huge advance, wasn’t it?