As for 'Pandora's Box' I need to talk on it more closely.
The explosive popularization of the Internet ⇒ the disintegration
crisis of the Arab community ⇒ the increase and expansion of terrorism,
this 'syllogism' is expanded so hurriedly that I'm apprehensive
that it may be very difficult for you to understand.
The electronic mail made it possible communication between individuals
as well as simultaneous sending, the mail magazine made it possible
communication among groups and the homepage everybody can make easily,
the furthermore easy blog, made it possible communication between
individuals and the general public. In this way the Internet has
been changing communication into a more direct way step by step.
The publishing media such as books, magazines and news papers, the
broadcasting media such as radio and television, and the communication
media such as telephone and facsimile, they need not a few investments.
The public, as a simple user of the media, has only been able to communicate,
e.g. receive information or exchange information with each other,
through an indirect way dependent on the media.
The indirect communication, which has spread out gradually since the
19th century and with acceleration after entering into the 20th century,
has been changing not only mechanisms of information transmission
and information exchange but also, in effect, participatory consciousness
of the public, i.e. media users, into society or politics in a more
The public cannot control the media or participate into society not
by themselves directly but only indirectly in order for them to deliver
or express their opinions and to hear or receive others' opinions.
It is surprising to see representative democracy having spread all
over the world so smoothly. As easy reliance on representative democracy
has, on the other hand, an irresponsible aspect which cuts corners
in building and developing society, if being off guard, history has
proven it sufficiently that it easily changes into tyranny.
The Bedouin community in the desert, which has been isolated from
the outer world by harsh natural conditions and has not had exchange
with the outer world except they go away for a caravan on a camel,
has only adopted the indirect media such as radio at the best even
after the modern age.
Hence, limited direct democracy by patriarchs or the elders has survived
Direct democracy into which all of the tribe, regardless of age or
sex, participates takes so long a time until reaching an understanding
that it has been useless for making a quickest decision in the desert
against sandstorms or attacks by other tribes.
Even the Hejaz railway, which was constructed aiming at opening a
gate for pilgrims by connecting Istanbul with Mecca, but mainly used
for operations at the time of Laurence of Arabia, it was transport
between points. As it has been very difficult both technically and
financially to construct a highway in the desert, the Arab community
has been closed to the outsiders even after the beginning of the 20th
century, it means that they can easily go out from their side but
the outsiders are difficult to come in.
When the Arabian nations had begun their independence from the Ottomans'
domination for more than 400 years since the beginning of the 16th
century until the end of the First World War, the long overborne Arabs
had begun accepting the Bedouins' paradigm together with their styles
of living plus in both cities and villages. I cannot easily understand
It might be one of the factors that not a few Bedouins came into cities
in the process of quick urbanization, however the Arabs might read
some strong nostalgia as well as a pillar of the tribe into a kind
of pride to live in the isolated desert which the Bedouins maintained.
It is just what I can analogize.