-------- "This is the time for action not only words, use your God given gifts to develop this country, dont be afraid to speak up, and feel PROUD THAT U R EGYPTIAN." -------- Mohaly, Feb 2011

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

748) To Egypt ... with Love !

I celebrated my birthday this year as I have never did before... I celebrated it in the streets whether standing defending my home and family or in the protests (of Jan 25, Jan 29, and Feb 1) defending democarcy (picture to the left of me taking part of Feb 1st Million Protesters peaceful Protest).

After all the ups and downs that happened this great historical week, I think the people have started to gain a lot on the tactical level, but still way to go on the Strategic level. I mean some serious changes happened (VP, new government, ..etc), but the real deep root change hasn't yet.

This can be summarized in (if Mubarak really wants to continue his presidency safely):
1) Having a Supreme Committee of independednt reputable people to put a new demoratic consitution and have a national referundum about it.
2) Calling for new Elections (supervised by the Judges and watched by the national and international entities) for the Parilment, and the winning party/ies form the real government of the people and for the people.
3) Cancelling the Emergency Law effective Immediately, along with a public trail for those who betrayed the country.
4) Resigning from the presidency of the National Democratic Party (there wont be a party if he resigned, I assure you).
5) Passing the day to day work and public communication and real power to the Vice-President and not appearing again till the end of the presidential period.
These stuff are STRATEGIC and guides us where to head durin the coming months and even years, regardless of who is governing us. It is about HOW and not WHO.

The best outcome of what happened is that it showed us the we are good and still alive. I was there and part of what happened... I have been there for the last 4 years over the internet, but it feels so different when I am part of the events myself (see the youngest protester to the right).

This is the time to start negotiation in parallel with keeping peacful protests. The negotations should include all needs, and its results should be announced by the army as an insurance. The problem is who will negotiate, and they will play on this point, and this may lead to clashes between pro and anti-regime protests that requires the interference of the police under the name of keeping the safety of them both..

If they dont negoiate soon in one way or another, then people have no choice other than continuing massive street protests with all its consequences.


I was optimistic till yesterday, now I can't say I am still optimistic...There is something wrong in the equation, and it will end up with unpredictable results.

Democracy has a price and we have already paid a big chunck of it.

God Bless Egypt & Egyptians
Mohaly

11 comments:

Mohaly said...

I wrote this article before the clashes, and what I was afraid of happened...

shame on the regime, after seeing the beautiful cooperation and love between egyptians, they managed to make them against each other...

What kind of regime is that!!!!!

Sally Orfy said...

Past days were really very hard days but also unique ones: Egyptians said what they want, protested against what they do not want, we were able to change (whatever the change was), we lost the feeling of being safe & paid the price of our democracy as you said..

I was really afraid about Egypt (my home, where I really want to live until end of my life), about my family (which is my life), my future (which was in critical phase in the past days). But my feeling now is: today is better than yesterday and tomorrow will be definitely better but we need to take care of Egypt, our home…

Sally Orfy said...

7asbeya Allah wa ne3ma el wakel, rabena yostor we ye7mena

Mohaly said...

Omar Soliman should step up in leading the transitional period... after all what happened, I dont think that Mubarak can even be capable of leading the change himself.

Cherie said...

انا من رأي الشخصي ان كان لازم المتظاهرين يكونوا بالذكاء للجلوس على مائدة المفاوضات عشان مش يقحموا نفسهم فى الأشتباكات اللى حاصلة دلوقت كان على الأقل الممثلين لكل الأحزاب والحركات يدخلوا فى مفاوضات مع الحكومة اللى هي الشيطان وينفضوا من ميدان التحرير لمدة النهاردة وبكرة لحين معرفة نتائج تلك المفاوضات وبعد كدا يرجعوا مرة تانية يوم الجمعة كما هو متفق عليه لو كل مطالبهم لم تنفذ

Sally Orfy said...

No trust any more...

Mohaly said...
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Mohammed M. Mutahar said...

May Allah protect all the protesters. We are following on TV every instant the protest developments in the streets and our hearts and prayers are with them.

Anonymous said...

Maya, Allah yihme Masr and elmassriin.

Every Egyptian has the right to express and ask clearly for what he/she wants.

Beside asking Mobark to step down, Egyptians need to be clear about demands, also need to be clear and precise about what they don't want. Here is an example: We want to abolish such and such legislation. We are capable and we want to run our own elections without external involvement.

Egyptians must focus on the outcome, what will happen to their county in the short term as well in the longer term. They need have extensive discussions and internal table of negotiations, options must scrutinzed and analyzed, security must be implemented ahead, any promise must be written down and displayed publicly before making drastic decisions.

Egyptians can ask and express different things, they can disagree, but they should never get into clashes, they should avoid any form of violence in the streets., this is if they don't want to be taken advantage of them.

Sally Orfy said...

Ya tara el markeb 7atersy bena fen..ya rab satrak we amanak..

Yara said...

Ppl who are crying and begging to keep Mubarak in power for the sake of "short term" and "tiny vision" of stability" in Egypt: they really deserve to have Mubarak as their leader....By saying “Yes” to Mubarak they are supporting these “POLICE Baltageya” and ignorant people from extremely low socio economic backgrounds