I don't think you understand the flash mentality of the arabs. They love bling. It's how they define themselves. New phones, cars. They have nothing else to define themselves by except bling since everything is forbidden.
I think the above comment said it best: Java? Do you mean the language itself or the modern frameworks which have buried the language under a ton of various XML files?
Java itself ain't that bad. The frameworks and XML hell designed by vendors to lock you in... definitely awful. Enterprise software is the problem.
Maybe that is exactly what they should be doing. The key problem is that there are far to many people on this planet. With higher prices this should reduce the population explosion and maybe give us some sort of balance. I reckon getting down to 2-3 billion is enough. No need to kill anyone just fewer children due to high costs.