Today's blogger is The Mesopotamian. Now, the blogger, Alaa, is articulate and somewhat realistic, the blog is well written. That is, untill the overly-confident blogger makes some bloated statements. The blog itself is as old as November 2003, I cannot and will not read every single post since, because that would be utterly boring and quite a bit insane, then it would also be futile since several posts from here and there do suffice.
The most recent post was the July 15th post with a title that is so long that it could be a post, itself, though it does sound good. The post is short enough not to be boring, general that the title sounds redundant, and has some big words around the end that could fit in a a Hitchcock movie featuring a Mao Zedong reality like this line:
"I shall try to find time to tell you some of my ideas but it is so difficult to spare the few minutes required in these treacherous and murderous times."
Not that I don't see his point, but the phrasing is like an addition that brings a jarring element, quite an unnecessary one, to the whole post.
The other thing that I found interesting was the ego that might as well be the size of Texas. There's this part in the same post where he says, and I quote:
"What I have warned about always and since the beginning is sadly taking place right now."
It's as though he's sort of like Delphi's Oracle, making apocalyptic prophecies that people should either consider seriously or they will all perish. So he has warned, so...?
Another post that I found interesting was the November 3rd, 2005 post. Yes, that's quite a bit out of date, yet again I only skim through the archive. The first paragraph is fully religious, preeching tolerance and compassion. The kind of thing people aren't likely to get off his blog if they haven't got it already. I also found it a bit discriminating since the prayers and all were only dedicated to Muslims, why just us? Or is he insinuating that everybody else has "thoughts of peace and himanity in their minds" and Muslims don't? Who knows.
The actual post starts with an officious statement, also an apocalyptic prophecy from the Oracle, I mean Alaa. He says:
"As I have said before, the War on Terror should take into account that perhaps the main arena of the struggle is the Media and Information fields. This terrorist phenomenon combines primitive urges and ideologies with the use of the modern technologies of satellite T.V. the internet etc. In fact, the Al Qaeda and Al Qaeda-like people design their operations with the prime objective of attracting maximum media attention. Thus Media attention is a weapon in itself, and the main one from the view point of these terrorist groups, and this subject should be a matter of primary consideration to strategists and planners of the War."
I agree with him, but notice the first phrase which is so overly officious. It's almost like "I told you so, you should have listened!", I don't know whom he thinks he is but he sure isn't Delphi's real Oracle.
He goes on and talks about media, and he does make some points there. It's just that he's got some phrasing issues where ego plays a big role and everybody else is implicitly an idiot. He still hasn't got to the point where he describes himself as a supreme being, but I think it's on the way.
Now, I have skimmed through the archive, but it's pretty monotounous and I cannot keep writing about a blog that is all the same. He's the All-Knowing Oracle, he warns and warns and people just never listen. Media's the green serpent that is sometimes mean and sometimes plain idiotic, while his majestic self carries on warning...et cetera.
You should go to this blog if you've got low self-esteem issues, but you should go with a bucket, because there you can collect some of the bloated ego which drips from his lines. He should seriously rename his blog and consider calling it "The Supreme Being" or "Delphi's all-knowing Oracle", because otherwise everybody would think that Mesopotamians are all show-offs...or aren't they?