It seems that the fireworks are continuing back home!

Almost every other night, women and children living in the villages and downtown Manama are subjected to the horrifying acts of a few rioters, who are not getting a simple message: "Bark as much as you want.. but you are barking up the WRONG tree!"

What good are those acts doing for their cause, if the cause really is to put pressure on the government to free the demonstrators who have been arrested and are now on trial in our monkey courts after the mayhem they have caused at our international airport, the damage of which was estimated at BD400 and change ?

Don't they realise that the government would do what it wants in its own sweet time, regardless of what you and I think or want?

How long will it take for this simple message to seep in? This isn't a democracy. You are not free. You are shackled to a tribal system, backward traditions and a culture governed by hypocrisy.

To those Gandhi-like activists, who think that a demonstration, would show the rest of the world their frustrations, you are wrong and should invest your time in a better manner because all that you are doing is subjecting innocents to untold harm and repercussions. We all know too well what happens to those who swim against the tide.

And now that there are thugs, whose aim is to destroy and burn everything in their paths - including the cause for which others are rightfully or wrongfully demonstrating against, I think that the activists involved should sit back and think of better ways to waste their energy and public concern.

I don't have a solution and even if I had one, I won't volunteer it. I belong to the silent majority, whose main goal in life is to sit back and watch the show unfold!


Bedoon_Esam said...

SBG, while I have nothing to add to your viewpoint of happenings in Bahrain, I totally disagree with one particular line quote "To those Gandhi-like activists" unquote.

To compare disorganised, directionless, unimaginative so called Political activists of Bahrain to Gandhi, I am sorry to say in my over 18 years of stay in Bahrain I have not seen anyone come even remotely close to being in the same stature as Gandhi.

I do realise your comparision is not meant with any malice or disrespect for Gandhi, but it is preposterous to even consider the joke of political activism that is practised in Bahrain to any decent freedom or political struggle anywhere else in the world.

ceci le vista said...

SBG, there is always that irony when "idealistic" protestors lay pain to the peers they claim to "fight for." hehe

Here in "G-d's Country" many of us are watching the weekend maniacs search for new endeavors as Iraq holds elections amidst a "three-way" civil war. Everytime the NewYorkTimes crys wolf the headbangers get a new idea.

The Left side of the political spectrum, in D.C., just feeds the little anarchists too.

But everything is real when one is on the inside. Even though the college trained protestors are oft on the outside they just don't know any better.

I still have to say that there were some Lefties working diligently in the South after Hurricane Katrina. When most of the fuss was over, including the politics, there were some "greens" down there helping people. So they would be the good ones.

Winston said...

So are you from Iranian background?

SillyBahrainiGirl said...

I really do apologize for comparing "them" to Gandhi.

No. I am NOT of an Iranian background.

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

I learned long ago not to be too quick to characterize events depicted in the press. In the US the official reports on the 1968 Democratic Convention riot in Chicago and the Riot in the Attica Prison were determined to be the POLICE RIOTING not the demonstrators. It is always sad to see a community tear itself apart. I hope Bahrain find satisfactory accomadations.

When you make reference to pacifist heros try Badshah Khan who deserves to be better honoured as a Muslim pacifist.

ceci le vista said...

Winston, (if for me) No, not Iranian. Though I hear there is alot of hither going on in the cafes.

A teasing joke from a joker.


Yesterday on the road, between town and small city, I stopped at a highway red light next to an excavation truck. (The kind of truck that carries cement burial vaults, to cemetaries, which go in the ground before the caskets are placed into them.)

I put the car window down and said to the truck driver; "You don't have to drive too fast, you catch up to everyone sooner or later."

The driver replied; "I'm the last guy to let you down."

قصص بحرانية said...

can any one think about one point?

can any leader say to these few Teenagers " you are wrong in what you are doing"

and does this gona effect?

the problem here in bahrain is the one who have loude voice, he will put the picture on others

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