I am writing this just for the records, and because of the messages I’ve been receiving. Some people don’t agree with what’s going on in Egypt, and they feel entitled to send me nasty messages because of this. Why so? Mystery.
1) NO I am not a happy supporter of the Army and what they are doing in Egypt. To me, arresting MB members, killing their supporters and shutting down their TV channels smells like Mubarak. Not like freedom, and of course even less as “democracy”! Did I ever say anything like that? *rolls eyes*
2) Honestly, I am far from optimistic and here’s why: many people are celebrating as if this is the end of something. WRONG. This should be taken as a chance, a new possible beginning, but there’s a lot of work to do and everyone should be working their ass of to make a change at the moment! Enough fireworks.
Egyptians should focus on working on their politics and provide good, strong candidates for the next elections, and make sure they vote for them too, if you know what I mean;)
(Egyptians: this could be the last chance and you don’t want to make all your efforts look funny, right?)
3) What I DO believe is that the Egyptian people really needed a boost in energy and hope, and it’s great that they got a huge one!
4) Giving sh*t to the Egyptian people because they overthrew two dictators/unjust presidents/whatever you call it and a military rule in less than 3 years won’t make you look any better while you keep ignoring what doesn’t work in your country.
Nor does finding excuses such as “but Morsi was democratically elected” – so what? Power is always in the hands of the people, but it’s easy and convenient to forget. Morsi messed up with the wrong people!
5) So yeah, I am not celebrating anything. Just passionately following the situation, and rooting for Egyptians as I always did. After all, Egypt is where my life, friends, hopes and projects for the future are, so why shouldn’t I?
6) Ever heard of optimism?
7) سلام (don’t panic, it’s says “peace”)