Again, it’s been awhile since I’ve written. Of course, so much has happened it is hard to know where to start.
We Egyptians have known so many emotions over the rollercoasting revolution of the last couple of years. We’ve known the darkest, most despairing of experiences, and the most jubilant and liberating ones – in endless cycles of intense emotional highs and lows.
To me, it feels like we have come full circle, again, and, like millions of others, I am outraged at the shameless
I have gone from despair – through the gamut of possible human emotional experiences all the way back to despair again.
If you believed the (tired, old) rhetoric of our current pharoah, all those values of the revolution are being saved by our dear caring father, Morsi(lini). From Plato to Mubarak, the justification of the Benevolent Dictator has never rung true or been successful, and Morsi will be no different. A Dictator who wants us to believe he’s our Daddy. and knows what’s best for us.
NO! WE KNOW WHAT’S BEST FOR US. THAT’S WHY WE HAD A REVOLUTION, DUMMY.
We wanted a democracy for the people, by the people of the people.
What we have now is a proto-fascist dictator, who has surely gone against his own religious principles by elevating himself above the laws that other humans are expected to be held to. He’s not above the law. If the Prophet Muhammed in Islam didn’t consider himself above the law, why does this man, who will be imposing his religious and political will on the nation think he can?
If you think I’m exaggerating about Morsi-lini being a proto-fascist, at the very least, let’s hear it from the mouth of one of the biggest fascists of all, Mussolini…
“…it might be argued that the quest for definition of fascism has become absurdly laboured. Why opt for a long list of factors or paragraph of rococo ornateness when Mussolini, on a number of occasions, informed people he regarded as converted to his cause that Fascism was a simple matter? All that was needed was a single party, a dopolavoro [“after work”…
, a social leisure time organization], and, he did not have to add, a Duce (with a Bocchini to repress dissent) and a will to exclude the foe (somehow defined). To be still more succinct, as Mussolini told Franco in October 1936, what the Spaniard should aim at was a regime that was simultaneously ‘authoritarian’, ‘social’, and ‘popular’. That amalgam, the Duce advised, was the basis of universal fascism.” (Bosworth)
Dressing dictatorship in the language of Daddy isn’t going to wash with us Egyptians. It never did.
Down with the Dictator, Morsi. NO to this farce of an Islamist constitution. Freedom for the Egyptians, all of us. We didn’t get rid of one dictator, to have a worse one replace him. If Morsi thinks that, he’s got another think coming