Dubai: 'Americanism' Under the Arabian Sun, By Jimanze Ego-Alowes - Premium Times Opinion

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Opinion: Dubai: ‘Americanism’ Under the Arabian Sun, By Jimanze Ego-Alowes

Indian mathematical sages were the first to conceive and create the idea of positional notations. The Arabs, or properly the Persians, were the “first” to copy and “export it.” The fact is that the Indian numerals wear well in all spaces and counties. It is universal.

Likewise, Americanism is a universal idea and wears just as well across lands and oceans. It is only that it was first founded by the Americans, actually by the Europeans. It is Americans who first took on the bandit’s courage to practice it. Later they exported it, but by default not prompts. It is safe to state, that if the United Arab Emirates/Dubai peoples, like Nigerians, didn’t have the “good humors” to ballast their ship of state, mere sectarianism would have led them low and out. The unseen point being that the cost of an unviable ship of state is not just political, or better, existential instability, but underdevelopment.

That is: if the United Arab Emirates/Dubai had not forged a viable ship of state, she won’t have turned up the economic miracle it is, no matter the leadership. The point is, the first lore of economic prosperity is its politics; it is political. It demands an organic, that is self-sustaining, not imposed, political order, as a minimum precondition.

The point of it all is this. What sails is the ship of state? If it is not well constructed and ballasted, it cannot sail into the blue oceans, of opportunities, economic, technological and otherwise.The foregoing is excerpted from

 

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