A local Jordan voice savours the day when history happened before the region and world's eyes.
Remember this day, 11-02-2011, the day Hosni Mubarak resigned after 30 years of being president. He resigned after millions of people went down to the streets and refused to go back home until he’s gone.
I can not even begin to explain the joy I am feeling for being alive during this period, history is being made as I type these words; and I witnessed it. I will share more thoughts and photos from the celebrations at the Egyptian embassy in Amman later, for now I want to share this infographic made by my friend Awartany.
Euphoria sweeps over many Arabs everywhere as they share their fresh inspiration from the region where the stuff of revolutionary dreaming today came true.
My grandparents’ generation was angry. It was rebellious. It brought change that lead the Arab world to the pit of the world.
My parents’ generation is one of fear. One of acceptance. One of despair.
My generation is apathetic, but not so afraid.
The coming generation will be the hope of the Arab world.
I have a wish for them. A hope. A dream.
Staying with Jordan: The exploration of the binary between Inside and Outside (Amman) affecting the socio-political dynamics of the country.
A Jordan journalist reports for the Huffington Post, a progressive American news website.
"Sometimes people say Amman is Jordan; half the population lives in the capital. Amman is where infrastructure development and investments mostly have taken place. For Jordanians who have not traveled outside of Jordan, Amman is also the place where East meets West, culturally. However, it is hard to ignore the other half of the population."
A reluctant cautionary cynical 'out-looker' sheds some further regional concerns at this regionally jubilant moment, casting aspersions on the likelihood of change.
I don't know, I also don't want to be too pessimistic, I think there is great opportunity and obviously I understand only half of what's going on.
"but with the type of people that will have dips to take over power,[they] will still believe in orthodox economics and a liberal world order."
"So while i see the whole situation as very fluid and i would not dare make predictions, I am not sure how the country would break out of WB/ IMF / USaid grips so easily, there is still a public debt around 200..."