I may be Naive, I may be simple minded, I definitely am super sick and have a fever, so I felt what better time to lay down my thoughts than when they might be most uncensored and raw.
Since January 25-Feb 11th I truly find that there are 3 types of people
1)People who gained fame and what to prolong the glory of being a Revolutionist. I don't mean this as a shot at anyone in particular, but I think we all can think of one or two "revolutionist" who frankly love and need the fame they got. My big beef with these people isn't so much that they want fame, I mean to a certain degree everyone wants their name known. My problem is that they aren't really doing anything to further develop Egypt and be a voice. They are just going to protest and leaving. This past week there was a conference to "save the revolution" here's an idea, HIT THE STREETS! Educate the people, 500 well off, upper class "revolutionist" sitting in a room discussing what can be done, while people are burning churches and pretty much hijacking the revolution is beyond counter-productive.
During the vote of "yes" and "No" the "No" voters held a Korba awareness festival, debates in AUC and Sakia el Sawy and pretty much just further convinced people who were already convinced they will vote No. Simultaneously, "Yes" Voters went to the rural areas and pretty much lied about any and everything to ensure yes won. In good news Cairo voted No, unfortunately EVERY OTHER PLACE VOTED YES!
If Revolutionist want to change Egypt and really be there, Get out there, educate and stop using twitter to "further the cause", Abdou Tawab (My doorman's name) isn't checking Ghonim on Twitter, he's just listening to what the Emam says.
2)The Mubarak Sympathizers these are the people that were leaving a pretty damn good life while Mubarak was in power, now life is a bit harder, and they feel bringing him back would solve everything. I think everyone should be smart enough to know how stupid and simplistic these people are. With the average minimum pay being so low and conditions of EVERYTHING IN THE COUNTRY being borderline shit-astic, I find it hard to believe that Egypt was on the up and up. Right now Egypt's at a cross road, it will either prosper or religious, gender and political tension will escalate and we will sink into a hole. These people are the ones who even if Egypt sinks, they have a life boat made of money and can just pack up and leave.
3)The "Duct Taped in the back of the car" these are the people who's voices should be heard but due to people of number 1 and 2, they aren't. Their logic is pretty sound, they have no fame, they have nothing else to gain then hoping that the country will prosper and that's why I feel more people like this need to step forward. I watched an interview with 3arabawy and couldn't help but feel "why don't we hear from him more." I agree he definitely has been a strong voice and some might feel he is more or less in the #1 category, but here's why he isn't. He actually is shedding light on issues, it's not just a "I don't want this person in power" type bullshit, more he explains why the workers need better condition. He stands side by side, he does what I feel the people of #1 category should be doing. Although I guess some people in the #1 category are too busy writing a book about the revolution (here's a hint....revolution isn't over, in fact we are still kinda fucked, stop writing.
I didn't write this blog post to shit on anyone, I more wrote it shed light on the fact that right now I feel everyone is tires spinning their wheels in mud, they are making a huge splash but going nowhere.
I hope the tire meets the road soon, because frankly if you think a conference is going to make a difference, we're more fucked than I thought.
(This rant has be brought to you by my fever of 39 Degrees...awww yeah)