- I don’t like calling AlTahrir the hyde park where people make mini concerts and visit…I guess i have to elaborate a bit as lately I’ve been bdalda2 thoughts that get misunderstood ;)…Of course we should support and join and share…Support and have a part in a cause we believe in/fight for…but just lets not make it a heeeeeeeeiiiiiiih habal thing…plz…it is way more serious and meaningful than this.
- I don’t like how every artist that ones bashed the revolution and cried for baba mubarak now goes to Tahrir for redemption!! that is lame…that is publicity…that is fake and sickening….and as much as i would like to generalize, i will force myself to give a few the benefit of the doubt and say: elly 3eref ghalteto sincerely Rabena yesam7o. noting that…it is so much easier to join the revolution now that it is recognized and legitimate and the whole world is giving it its true value…kont fein ya tamer welnas btet2ata3 henak??!! that is what really was worth your weeping :S
- Who ever is spreading fear about the economy i have to say that they are exaggerating…the situation is not bad…not yet anyway…many companies are still holding on…Most people have returned to work…some even started a new job (yeah…mabrook is due here :D)…and that can not mean by anyway cooling down about the revolution…on the contrary…we should all work as hard as possible to maintain and escalade its momentum while trying to hold our lives together…lets just focus on being productive in every aspect and go easy on being consumers…the lame phase should be over…the Egyptian Authentic spirit is rising now.
- ya khofy ya badran…men 3omar sleiman!!
- I am not sure about delegating Wael Ghoniem…well, the guy is great and all…he made me cry hysterically when i watched him on TV…but i have my worries and i won’t be shy to disclose that…It doesn’t feel spontaneous and easy to clap along…why?? just a feeling…maybe he can be among a group of activists who had a major role through the revolution…yes…i would vote for that…he’s great and sincere and all…hmm…mesh 3arfa…i can think of a point or two…bas i’ll keep those in mind untill further disclosure 😛
- You have no idea how this new Era has done and is doing to life…masks have fallen…puzzles have clarified…True colors of some people have shown…hiden sincereities have been reveiled…ay na3am elgada3 gada3 bas elnas betban fel azamat…trivial stuff that were normally the strings that moved our moods from side to side on daily basis now have no weight nor control on us…and i say, if this revolution didn’t help everyone participating or even watching have the strength to fight their own personal battle then they haven’t really learn anything from that amazing experience we went through…
- 5 posts at least have disappeared from my wall on facebook…ok…about FB…i still don’t like it but i guess that activating it days before the revolution is something remarkable…ay na3am i did so for the sake of the “good old blogging days” event…and to pass some extra time during a bad few weeks…it turned out to be useful…and back to the posts i’m referring to…well, one was a tag from Insomniac, a video making fun of mubarak’s family,one was the mounir new song, one was Chris de burgh’s REVOLUTION and the fifth is a bad out burst on pro mubarak calls…most of those had comments by friends and one of my friends messaged me asking why i deleted the posts…and i answered: I DIDN”T…then i checked and i found many not on my wall….that is impossible i know…but i didn’t…i changed my password and emailed FB…how weird is that?!!
- About my book…the project is -of course- postponed because of the recent interest on the Egyptian street…but a new book is in the oven and the publisher is hungry 🙂 momken do3a2 plz en rabenna yetemaha 3ala kheir this time?
- Every God Damn presidential period in the world is 4 years with 2 times to run for presidency maximum…why, why why why does it have to be 6 years in Egypt?? that means we will be stuck with someone for 12 years…too much…really…they should really consider changing it to 4…i mean, i need to see presidents in my life time (law rabena edany 3omr) …
- That guy -you know who- has a really REALLY heavy ass!!
I know in my heart that the revolution did it…I believe the change has been done and what’s left is a matter of formality.
After all, Changing mind sets of millions is definitely the Change that will make tyrans falls…or they have already.
The aftermath is what occupies my mind now…who’s next…what is next…how would the country be handled??
The several questions people choose to add answers to from their preferences.
I can not speculate…personally the only name that appeals to me is Amr Mousa…yet, I’m not sure he’s tough enough…i’m not sure if he is a man with firm actions and fast decision-making…
More democracy definitly…less corruption for sure…not total…not complete…but related to the amount of correction that happened in the Egyptian mind and personality, as ordinary people are the ones playing under the big names’ ruling…corruption won’t be the default and people learned NOW that who ever messes up will be punished.
How would the country be handled?
Noone..and i repeat no one in any position that could handle egypt had any experience in handling a democratic country…the corrective system we want and wish for has never been trained for or practiced…so i guess it will be a matter of doing their best or…trying to do their best…and again, democracy won’t be completely practiced by the government…but…the people will always have the power to change…elmared tele3 men el2om2om 🙂
that being said, having incomplete corrections and unexperienced trials and being led by someone who doesn’t have the “know how” is not a bad thing…as a matter of fact it is the first step in the road of excellence…
Which brings me to a last question…is there a chance of an excellent fair ruling??
Well…flawless and perfect…NO!!
With pros and cons but most public can agree on…well…possible!
Because i believe that power and what it attracts (lust, money and arrogance) is a major fetna that no one can handle 100%.
This is how Humans are, was and always will be…
but…i also believe that having a totally correct government is not the most major accomplishment we can gain from the revolution…it is the recreation of belief in will power, freewill and pride.
And this meaning can’t be robbed from any of us…if we choose to nurture it, it can take us to the highest levels of humanity.
So…Tomorrow is about every and each one of us and the new-born treasure that has been handed to us..not about the one person who’s going to be president.
I was puzzled and slightly sad of some reactions towards the current situation in egypt.
My emotions are totally stressed and inflamed so i won’t talk much but rather state my concern straight to the point.
On face book…on blogs…on twitter…some of you and some of your friends reacted in one or many of the following responses:
– a complete cold shoulder and ignoring the subject.
– saying: we have no business in the egyptian business…khaleena fe 7alna.
– mocking the situation…some insulted Egyptians calling the lame or copying Tunis.
– some gloated.
– some blamed their friends for taking a stand or showing heart and compassion to egyptian freedom.
It was hurtful and left me puzzled and asking myself why…
If it’s because the egyptian government played against their causes and screwed their countries, well…yeah it happened but it happened from the very government we are rebelling against…not from the people…on the contrary…when plastanians suffer from their internal situation on daily basis every egyptian support them and we cry blood instead of tears for them…during the Lebanon war and also for Iraq…egyptians demonstarted for them and we would watch the news and cry because we can’t help…and because our government is lame…so…guys around arab countries…egyptian epople was never an enemy…if it’s because you hate egyptian people lelah fe lelah…then ok, at least support freedom as a meaning…
Doesn’t it inspire you?
five years ago i received more than a 100 comment on my jeeran blog supporting me when i was in a painful personal situation!!
five weeks ago bloggers gathered from every country to celebrate the good old blogging days….and now…when millons of people are rebelling against corruption, brutality and injustice…people mention it shamefully or not support it at all.
Anyway…as sad as i am…I am also proud of my courageous friends who call me for support…take the heat from their friends when they speak highly of my revolution…or chose to have a stated opinion rather than a silent one!
Ana 7adkhol fel mawdoo3…
This is a brief post, to celebrate having internet connection back after it has been off for the past six days.
Millions of Egyptians protested…
The police killed many…more appeared everywhere…mubarak gave orders to the police to vanish everywhere around the country…but also secret police, thugs and others who had machine guns filled the country breaking and stealing and terrifying people.
A curfew paralyzed the country where shops closed and people went home…no car gas…no pharmacies…no markets.
no phones…no internet…no life!
the men living in every street held sticks and made check points so they can secure their families in their neighborhoods.
Organized, polite and strong-willed stayed all night in the street down each building to secure it.
The sound of non stop shooting and machine guns terrified my kids and mom…it was so close and so heavy and so loud…we were home…but scared as news that those thugs go up to apartments to steel and attack.
BUT…millions fought…millions protested…milluions had demands…millions weren’t scared.
we rewrote history…and we are proud Egyptians again.
The whole world saw us and was inspired…other countries took action to change their situations after our force echoed everywhere.
I had lost hope at sometime and was going to travel away…now i am filled with hope and pride and power-driven from such a hard situation.
Ok…so econmics will suffer…well, it has been bad for Egyptians economically for so long because of the thieves in the governments…now, it might be bad but because we are willing to pay the price of freedom.
History has been made…everything will be different…and i have more to say but later…as now i am overwhelmed and excited that i have internet connection back
but before i go read around every post that has been written in the past days…I wanna express my gratitude and appreciation to my friends who called when phones were on.
Thank you…I cherish you and feel fortunate that i have you as my friends.
The above post was written before i realize the massacre Mubarak has ordered for in Tahrir square down town Cairo.
He ordered thugs, secret police in casual clothing and paid gangs to attack the protestors.
They attacked them by horses, knives, acid and sticks and stones…many were killed and hundreds were injured and the army forces present at that location did NOTHING.
Mubarak is a trator…Mubarak should be prosecuted for treason…Mubarak is an old wounded war beast that planed revenge from the peaceful protestors…Mubarak is the new age fer3awn…
The new minister for interior security should be prosecuted as well…the vice president and the prime minister and the head of the military forces.
Egyptian people won’t retreat…Egyptian people will continue what they started…Egyptian people will attain freedom…God willing!