March of the Evil Empires!
English versus the feudal languages!!
VED from VICTORIA INSTITUTIONS
First drafted in 1989. First online edition around 2000
It is foretold! The torrential flow of inexorable destiny!
Part 1 - An Introduction to a perspective
The Middle East*
There are certain nations in the Middle-East, which are very small in size, yet remain in deep significance in the World, due to their financial clout based on Oil, and Oil based businesses. Some of them may have gone beyond the parameters of Oil, but that is not the issue of discussion here. These countries include nations like the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait etc. With negligible native human resources, and also very weak militarily, they maintain their political sovereignty mainly on the basis of the support lend to them by the countries of the English West.
One common thing noticeable in these countries is the general neatness of town planning, a thing that is remarkable for its sharp contrast to what is seen in other Afro-Asian countries. For many years, the administrative systems, courteous adherence to traffic rules, neat buildings etc. were admired much by the populace of the neighbouring Asian nations.
These countries are reputed to be much disciplined. It was also believed that there is no corruption there. It is believed that it is so, because of the stern laws enforced over there. This belief is slightly erroneous. For, the efficiency of the systems was not due to the stern laws and efficient law enforcing machinery. Rather, it was due to the fact that these nations were maintaining a lot of relationship with the English nations, and for a long time the actual management was in the hands of native-English (Britons).
Actually, these countries, for a long time even after independence, were, more or less, managed by people from the English speaking nations, by their being in positions of prominence and authority. This is the reason for the efficient social functioning in these countries. For, there are many other countries where laws are enforced with equal severity, but with no apparent difference to the efficiency of the society.
Now we are seeing an emerging phenomenon. In some of these Middle Eastern countries, positions of authority and prominence are increasingly being filled by people from the Asian continent. For, the cost factor is heavily in favour of the Asian Bosses. These persons are no less in efficiency than the English, but then they bring in with them their feudal culture also, in which professional relationships and interactions are weaker when compared to the strings of family and social hierarchy. In a matter of few years, these countries will slowly show signs of corruption, nepotism, and inefficiency. The change will be slow and subtle and may not be noticeable for a long time, but it will come.
Another thing that needs mention here is that the Arabic language need not be as feudal as the other Asian languages. However there may be regional and national variation, with their consequent affect very much evident on the social psyche.
1 - Introduction
5 - The Nations