A Revolution ?

I never participated in any protest in my life. I guess that statement now may come as a matter of pride nowadays as getting in a protest lately has been easier than getting some apple juice from a supermarket. And I state that now because I refuse to act all patriotic since I live in a free country ( at least that’s what they say). I have my personal reasons for not going on any protest but the main reason for that was that I didn’t see actually that the problem ever was Hosni Mubarak. I was never with him and I hated him since I was a child since i got grounded at school in a day that all people in Alexandria remember as the Black Thursday because of the traffic being all jammed and people being stuck in the streets because of the respectable President passing by through the streets, and I think that reason is a very small one compared to things I saw later on in my life.But honestly speaking, I always saw that the problem never lied in a group of people or a government or this person or that person, no. It’s a problem of culture that caused this government system to be on for 58 years.Beside the problems that each individual faced daily because of the government which were the reasons why low class and uneducated people wanted to leave the country,the reason why middle and low-high class people wanted to leave the country was never because of money or unemployment or any materialistic reason only; it was actually because of culture.

Since I was born and raised in Egypt I saw things that never made sense and yet they were taken as if they are laws of nature or divine. For example: why do guys check out a woman’s back always while she is passing by whether she is wearing a mini skirt or she is veiled ? Why when there is an accident all the cars passing stop by, take a 5 minutes look and then continue with their way? aren’t these people in a hurry as I am in the morning to reach work in time? Feels almost as if they go around the streets only to watch accidents ! In marriage, why does the guy pay for everything and has to have at least 100,000 bucks to start his life ( that’s beside buying the apartment of course) ? and why does the girl have to listen to the guy : “don’t meet this” and “don’t go out with that” while he can do whatever he wants without being questioned ? does it have to do with the money he paid , liked he owns her now? put that beside strange driving, uneducated people being in the spot treated like scientists while true scientists are in the obscure, corruption in the government including police etc. etc. etc..

I know many of you will tell me that the reason why this happened is the government but people I tell you : Where does the government come from ? where does the police come from ? they’re all made out of you , people. All the things you teach to your kids they come out in life and apply it there and that’s what these people applied there so the revolution shouldn’t be in Tahrir Square and shouldn’t be in the streets only. They should be in yourselves and should be in your houses.

RIP George Carlin :” Garbage in, garbage out!”
قالو لفرعون ايه فرعنك قالهم ملقتش حد يلمني !

11 thoughts on “A Revolution ?

  1. If I had a "Like" button I'd use it. Good job for your first post *holding up a glass of champagne* *speaking in a British accent* may you have 1000 posts and more in the coming years! 😉

  2. Congrats on the blog bro , you're off to a great start . I couldn't agree more about "Garbage in , Garbage out" , it's so true . An organized , educated and knowledgeable nation would never produce/tolerate a corrupt regime . Some people thought that overthrowing H.Mubarak was the key for Egypt's salvation and the start of a Utopian era automatically , that's wrong .The revolution needs to reach deep down in each and every one of us . It'll take time , but if we start with simple acts and behaviors in our daily lives , things will go faster . Keep them coming H .

  3. hey ya etch :Dfirst, would like to congratulate you on your first post, i can't find the will in myself to do the same.. second,really enjoyed reading it,i like the style and the images u drawhere comes the part where i criticize the content:hesham, you are right, change is all about people, but you must consider some facts:1-not all egyptians participated in the revolution, not all of them even wanted it, only 12 million egyptians hit the streets at the peek, and about 10 others max supported them from their homes.. so we are talking about 25% of the egyptians who have actually changed when they started demanding their rights, or at least are asking for a change.. 2-in the other 75% of the people, millions were against the change, against the revolution, millions wanted their old pathetic lives, wanted "stability", those are the egyptians you always saw around you since you were born..3-so a fraction of the people decided they wanted to change themselves, change their country, and even change their fellow egyptians.. u can not deny them that right because you have know the egyptians to be passive people since you were born, and because u still find those a majority around you..so again, you are right, change is all about people, but i believe, if 10% of the people want change, then change there will be…

  4. Anzu : you were the 1st as usual … thanks ;)Mitch : I agree with you and you and I have been always in love with Carlin's words of wisdom :)Mido : I know all that … that's why I believe the real Revolution didn't start yet … hope we will go on the right track 🙂

  5. luk i can see a man looking at a women's back and many people watching an accident i felt am watching a movie 🙂 like it so much bro…chapeau

  6. Congrats ya beih … Really nice…Well since the start of all that we didn't have the time to talk about politics "actually we rarely do :P" anyway.. you are right on all counts.. but i felt from your article like you've given up hope.. and that's what i don't agree with .. i have high hopes for this country … will damn sure take a lot of time to get everything back as it should … but am sure that 10 years from now.. everything will be different.. and it's up to the 25% that started all of this to guide the others.. cos if they don't.. Goodbye Goodbye.. 😀 BTW.. Billy Called said we were going to meet "fieh 2a3r el sandoo2" i'll bring Katri and we could all Explore Crises together ! … And Sorry i wasn't the first i was at work doesn't mean i don't care "like some people might tell you"

  7. I'll tell you my full opinion about what I think later on … and waiting for you , billy and katri and I'll show you this handsome game thats called "Crysis" btw :p

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