What does it mean to be an Iraqi?


Adnan Abu Zaid The
question goes far beyond being typical in a globalized era because of the globalization of cultures and societies. Special identities have become intertwined, and many of its distinctive features have been eroded, and this traditional Iraqi origin has been accentuated by emptying its content in favor of not belonging because of loss of self-confidence and nationhood.

Today, Iraq is living in a state of self-distrust, caused by fundamental political and social changes in its country, especially the irregular change in 2003, by the largest military machine in the history of man, is concerned about his future, after the change failed to create a stable state,

In today's need to devise methods and tools in which he retrieves his determination, and gathers his will, to build society, and to establish new social equations, producing a generation capable of creativity and creation.

Iraq needs to discard the "patriotic" fanaticism, and my belief, open to the public, through windows rich in filters that attract the pros and cons of international experiences, to build a new country in a shorter time, and lower costs, if the Iraqi benefit from the experiences of developed countries.

Iraq needs a new concept for the elite. In the midst of globalization, in which a society can not resist its strong winds, Iraqi society needs to renew its social identity. The elites have conscious tools of guidance and leadership that keep pace with the age of globalization and avoid traditional stereotyping.

And to rush to change the society with emotional and moral drives in line with the spirit of modern civilization ..

Iraq will not feel its Iraq to dry the levels of despair, and not to fail to remove the jungle and waste that turned his life into dark caves because of corruption and mismanagement and the era of despicable dictatorship, as the decay that is rooted in Iraqi life will remain for a very long time, From approaching it, by the ordinary individual and elites.

The sense of the Iraqi ego will be unconscious as long as belonging becomes a burden on the individual.

The feeling of the importance of the Iraqi presence and the attempt of the individual to flee to the other existence is lost, so that another identity can be given to him. While developed countries are proud of their countries of origin despite their naturalization of other nationalities.

There is no doubt that the pride of "Iraq" needs to re-activate the feeling of the homeland, a process that is not artificial and can not be imported.
It is an instinctive feeling that grows over time as corruption subsides, moral values ​​rise, corruption values ​​are eroded, parties become mass organizations defending Citizen is not about special interests.

Any political change, at the level of governments and parties, will not contribute to the recovery of the lost sense of identity unless accompanied by an institutional and partisan self-coup and the contribution of the influential at the higher social, functional, cultural and capital levels. In absolute confidence in the future.