Monday, February 7, 2011

Mummify the dictatorial daddy of Egypt

Tired of the octogenarian leader’s – Hosni Mubarak— totalitarian regime for over three decades in succession...the people of Egypt wake up from their deep slumber, demanding their basic fundamental right to elect their own government.

Egypt’s dictatorial ruler, Hosni Mubarak, until 25th Jan 2011 fearlessly dictated over the people of the country...robbing them away from their basic human rights of freedom of speech and expression. Well, although all authoritarian regimes seen till today have a long life span...they definitely do not last forever. The very same reality is unfolded in the case of Egypt, where the people of the country have revolted saying ‘Kaifaya’ which means Enough is Enough. The current uprising in Egypt reiterates to the world, that the citizens of a country indeed have the privilege to not only choose their own government but also have the right to overthrow it for non-performance.

Mubarak! Mubarak!
Mubarak is an original Urdu word which means congratulations in English translation and quiet rightly with the current demand for change called in by the people of Egypt, we ought to stand up, put our hands together and congratulate the Egyptians for making this strong, bold, and honest demand for freedom. Human rights indeed are universal privileges that every country administration should grant to its civilians by default.

Walk like an Egyptian
The revolutionary movement which began 13days ago at Tahrir square in Cairo is still being unfolded in front of the nation and the whole world. The turmoil in Egypt is waiting to draw a positive conclusion in favour of the people. When thousands and thousands of Egyptians relentlessly demand the ouster of the authoritarian regime, it undoubtedly denotes the beginning of the end of totalitarian regimes across the globe. The Egyptian uprising will not only be chalked out in history, but also churn out and instigate people from the rest of the Arabic world to say no to the era of dictatorship. The Tunisian Revolution prompted the uprising in Egypt and looks like there is more to happen in the rest of the Arab world.

They say that you shouldn’t push anyone so much that their back hits the wall. Because, if that happens...the person victimised will retaliate with a flurry that is irreversibly devastating. This is exactly what happened with the Egyptians.

Leaderless struggle for freedom
The Egyptians fight for freedom is upright and fittingly done in good faith, in hope for a free nation. However, presently protestors need a leader who can channelise their energies towards liberation. Flocking, screaming and shouting slogans of independence have won the Egyptians half the battle. But there is no further progress from here on until further negotiations and talks take place.

Just like India had the Mahatma to lead and negotiate with the rulers during the British colonial rule. Likewise, Egypt is in urgent need of an honest selfless leader who can negotiate the liberation process with Hosni Mubarak and his party men. In the process, a government of the people, by the people, for the people, is indeed not a farfetched reality. Furthermore, discussions on amending the Constitution is the next step towards practical enactment of law & order in the nation and granting vital powers and fundamental rights to individuals of the state the topmost priority.

In the bargain
Revolution’s like these take its toll on innocent lives. Additionally, it brings down the economy to a grinding halt which correspondingly affects the global economy. Thugs who were dormant under the authoritarian regime make the most of such weak circumstances by looting, robbing, and vandalising property of the state. In fact in Egypt, unemployed thugs have been equipped by President Mubarak’s followers to immobilise crowds at Tahrir square. In addition, other nations that follow totalitarian regimes go in an emergency mode since they fear the same fate.

Thus, the need of the hour is negotiations! And you never know, as I write, Egypt is getting free from the clutches of Mubarak. So while this entire event is being played out on the same planet that we all live in, let all of us sing saying: way-oh-way-oh-way-ooo-aaa-ooo...Walk like an Egyptian!

Let me sign off on an optimistic note saying, “Cheer up! The worst is yet to come”.

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siddhu said...

Good write up Mearl !!! After reading this I should say " you Talk like an Egyptian " .. ;-)

Mearl Colaco said...

Thanks Sidhu. :-)