Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Arab liberals: or the right-wing reactionaries in disguise

I was thinking: poor Arab liberals.  They are so limited in what they write in the Saudi press.  Their sponsoring Saudi princes don't allow them to criticize or mock the tyrants of Morocco, Algeria, Egypt (under Mubarak), Tunisia (under Bin `Ali), Yemen, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar (after they made up with the ruler), Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, and Jordan.  But Saudi princes permit them to criticize Syrian and Sudanese dictators.  That is it.  Can you imagine working under such constraints? No wonder they are so boring and they all sound alike.