My imaginary readers might notice I have stopped using my usual sarcastic arabic tone but this is due to the crisis my country is going through and I'm hoping beyond hope that my blog is reaching an international imaginary audience.
This is day seven of the Egyptian uprising against the oppressive Mubarak regime. It's February 1st 2011. A revolution that is 30 years over due.. but I guess its better late than never. Today, in a matter of hours, my people - Egyptians - are planned on going through with a Million Man March. As chaotic the situation is in Egypt with all the looting, vandalism and sporadic shootings, the past week has shown a whole new face of Egypt. I got to see an up close & personal perspective of the beauty that is the Egyptian people.
Images of men & women cleaning random streets from the remains of the fighting, fires and looting. Footage of men, young and old, staying up all night protecting the city that has been left defenseless after Mubarak's dirty/sneaky/cowardly act of pulling out the police (as if he's punishing the people) and creating organized well thought of vigilantes patrolling neighborhood with whatever they can use to protect their houses & families even if its a baseball bat. News of mothers waking up at dawn to cook breakfast and make tea for the men who've been up all night. Women leaving the comforts of their own homes and defying the "curfew" (a curfew no one has followed except Mubarak) to attend to those who are injured in protests by the rubber/live bullets of the police force. Egyptians forming a human wall to protect the Egyptian Museum, our heritage, from police thugs/looters. Pictures of the kind hearted Egyptian young men jumping over army tanks to hug and kiss the soldiers and the strong courageous soldiers posing for pictures with the protestors. Listening to a man who just lost his son to the violence of the Mubarak hired thugs pledging that he is willing to sacrifice his two other sons if this is the price he needs to pay for Egypt's freedom. Egyptians all over the world putting their lives on hold to rally & raise & gather awareness about their fellow brothers and sisters who've been cut off from the world after Mubarak who cowered for 30 years behind his emergency law cut off internet & telephones. Finding out that Egyptians living abroad are flying back home to be there for Egypt when she most needed them!
Who wouldn't fall in love with such people? Who wouldn't be willing to die for those people to enjoy free lives all the while being treated with the respect and granted their dignities?
هو مبارك عاوز ايه؟ عاوز الشعب يبوس رجليه؟لا يا مبارك مش هنبوس و بكرة الشعب عليك هيدوس