Between the extremist approaches, fails Egypt as a victim to the personal interest of the Supreme Council of Armed Force (SCAF) and other political parties, where each one of them is trying to enjoy a part of the cake, leaving the egyptian society worst than the condition they were in before the “so called revolution”, the “revolution” of 25th Jan for the year 2011.
The parliament elections which will take place on the 28th November, is but a movie to be continued, after the referendum that took place on 19th March 2011. The whole idea of the referendum was mainly to divide the society into a Yes and No. For those who aren’t aware of the referendum, it was about whether the citizens agree to the changes of 6 articles in the constitution, the articles mainly dealt with eligibility of who can a presidential candidate, and the time period of each election terms and so on. However, and because the Egyptian like many other Middle Eastern society, that falls in the trap of “religious-politics”, the referendum suddenly seems to be, if you vote a YES, then you are with the second article which state that “Islam is the country’s religion and that the laws are to be extracted from the Shar3a ( Islamic guidelines), but if you vote NO, then you are against the stability of the country and you are with removing the second article and thus supporting the liberal people ( who now are considered a new thing). But what we all needed to notice is this, that the committee that was responsible for the changes, who were they, and who gave them the legibility to change any article in the constitution. We, the citizens, didn’t vote on them, and they, don’t represent us, so why did we go and voted YES or No. 42% of the Egyptian population voted, and the others either didn’t care or weren’t aware or just don’t believe that Egypt will ever change.
After 77% YES, the educated sector of the society felt the failure of Facebook, Twitter and the talk show in actually effecting the society, because for a minute they forgot, that about 42% of the Egyptian society are illiteracy according to the Egyptian Human Rights report for the year 2005. The Egyptian population, that all they ever wanted and dream for, is BREAD. The dreams of many is either to have one extra room so that the parents can have a separate room from their children, or others who want a job with a salary of 1,000 instead of 600 LE (equivalent to 100$) per month in a country where the price of the bread is increasing dramatically.
The Egyptian population, which many of them, majority in fact, didn’t support the revolution and those who did, are now cursing it. “What did the revolution do for me?!….Took my job, and now I can not marry nor can i help my father!”…..
What did the revolution?!…Instead of Hosni Mubarak and the police, we now have army members….
What did the revolution do….Instead of been beaten, we are now been killed even when our only crime is drawing against the SCAF…..
What did the revolution do ….Instead of been forbidden from wearing a skrirt, I will forbidden from wearing anything but Abya ( a black cloth highly used in the Islamic society, in order for a female to cover her body and hair).What did the revolution do……when most of those working in the tourism sector either lost their jobs or their salaries got reduced to half….What did the revolution do ….when every now and then many political activists are been arrested…..one for drawing, other for participating in a stand in a street ….others for been Muslims with beard, other for been Christians calling for their rights…..
And now….parliament election ……when we know before hand, that the Muslim Brotherhood will not get anywhere below 30-35% …..parliament elections, when we know that many will get into the parliament because of their prefect relation with the SCAF….parliament election, when we know that religion will be used in the candidates campaigns……parliament elections, when we know that the functions of the People’s Assembly, will be decided by the SCAF not law…WHY?!..because the SCAF is above LAW!….real democracy..isn’t it?! ……
Parliament Election…will it bring peace, confusion, chaos, civil war, more martyrs, military control and rule….No one knows…and it is hard to predict …..the educated sector failed dramatically to talk to the people, but rather contributed to divide the elite from the low class, and with the vanishing middle class society, Egypt is but a victim, a victim of SCAF, politicians, political parties, religious men, and others who care for their names and titles……..