[..] The Arab world’s sense of pride is hurt not only by military inferiority to the West. Far worse is the impact of intellectual and material dependency. In the last 400 years, not a single noteworthy invention was made by the Arabs. Rudolph Chimelli quotes one Iraqi author as saying: “If an Arab had invented the steam engine in the 18th century, it would not have been built.” No historian would contradict him. This means that for any Arab who cares to think about it, the very objects on which everyday life in the Maghreb and the Middle East depends represent an unspoken humiliation “ every fridge, every telephone, every power socket, every screwdriver, not to mention hi-tech products. Even the parasitic oil states, frittering away their future security, are obliged to import the technology from abroad; without Western geologists, drilling experts and civil engineers, fleets of tankers and refineries they would not even be capable of exploiting their own resources. In this light, even their wealth is a curse that constantly reminds them of their dependency. Not including the revenue from crude oil, the economic performance of the entire Arab world today counts for less than that of a single Finnish telecommunications company. [..]
vara bungas: citāts ņemts no 2005.gadā tapušā raksta. Bet nav kur piekasīties. Zaudētaji ir agresīvi. Lai gan RU nevar uzskatīt par industriāli atpalikušu valsti, sociālo eksperimentu ziņā tā ir tikpat liela katastrofa kā arābu zinātne. Jo vairak padziļināsies plaisa strap ekonomiskiem vai tehnoloģiskiem lūzeriem un pārējo pasauli, jo lielāka būs spriedze un agresijas pakape. Eiropai, lai nepazustu būs jākaujās nu jau uz divām frontēm.