Saturday, September 28, 2013

Mosireen Presents Prayer of Fear

This is one of the latest productions by Mosireen Citizen journalism collective : Prayer of Fear. It is a must watch clip.

Prayer of Fear is a poem by writer Mahmoud Ezzat in Arabic. Its narrator is Mosireen member and activist Salma Said.

This poem recounts the feelings of many true January 25 revolutionaries and supporters. The fear and confusion they live in nowadays.

The video clip brings very sad memories for all the past clashes and massacres.

Despite that is being labeled as youth revolution , its youth are hunted by death and think about it day and night more than those elderly who do not want to give up their chairs and thrones or even to think that they are two steps away from the grave !!

In the past two years the true revolution youth went to the morgue and funerals as well protests to commemorate the fallen ones demanding some sort of what seemed to be impossible justice more than to plan and to build for the future of this country , of this nation.

This poem gives a little hint on how the true revolutionaries feel nowadays in Egypt and how they are waiting for a new hope.

20 comments:

  1. It's been obvious your revolution was a disaster since the day Mubarak stepped down. Why feel sorry for yourself when you reap what you sow? That's the way the world works. Always has, always will.

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    1. If the revolution- that got rid of your Mubarak- was a disaster, it is because many Egyptians think and behave like you do. Many do even worse.

      If you are one of 100, who got comfortable sucking Egypt wealth during Mubarak time, good for you. If not, you are just one of those who don't mind hiding in a safe place, while being robbed. Elh.

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    2. The revolution itself was not a disaster. Toppling a dictatorship corrupt regime was a must. Unfortunately what happened during and after the revolution was a disaster. Allowing (although not by the revolutionaries choice) religious fascism to participate in the revolution using extreme violence and destroying Egypt's internal security system was a disaster. Poor leadership's (Mohamad ElBaradei) choices and opting out of the presidential race was a disaster. Making our courageous arm forces as your enemy was a disaster. Siding with religious fascism (whether intentional or unintentional) in the presidential elections was a disaster. I lost count of how many mistakes the revolutionaries made during and after the revolution. Sorry but I can't sympathize with the poem. Youth always see things black and white. In order to succeed, you have got to see the gray and deal with it.

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    3. Excuse me "courageous arm forces"? People who worship the military boot have no right to talk about what is or isn't revolutionary. You also seem to be ignorant about fascism and what it really means. Get the boot off your head

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    4. You wrote

      >Excuse me "courageous arm forces"? People who worship the military boot have no right to talk about what is or isn't revolutionary.

      So what is really "revolutionary"? You tell us

      You also seem to be ignorant about fascism and what it really means. Get the boot off your head

      So why not tell us what is really fascism including fascism and terrorism a la el-ikhwan el-mugrimeen? oh and what is democracy and I will be waiting for your answers with great anticipation

      See? Slogans do not work now it is your chance to explain to us: Go!

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    5. Ah the racist is also an apologist for military juntas? Aren't you the same person who was pontificating earlier about democracy to us intellectually inferior Egyptians who aren't "ready" for it yet? Which is it Luke, you wan't democracy or a military dictatorship? You can't have both. And from the looks of your last comment, it seems you prefer the latter.

      A revolutionary Egypt fulfills the demands of the Jan25 uprising: Bread, freedom, and social justice. None of these demands have been met by any party or deep state as of yet. But you already knew that boy. You're just looking for an excuse to dominate the conversation because your precious feelings got hurt after your racist dogma got called out :)

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    6. Fascism is characterized by extreme, belligerent nationalism, centralized dictatorship, militarism, and often racial exaltation. A Corporatist economic system is frequently considered another aspect of fascism.

      Clerical governance or religious zealotry is something quite different; just as both are differentiatable from communism. Fascists can employ either religious or atheistic rhetoric; nationalism takes priority.

      Neither the Hitler nor the Mussolini governments were theocratic (a problematuc term, to be sure) or had their origins in religion. Assad and Saddam morphed their Baath parties into something resembling fascism. However, the states focusing heavily on religion were less inspired by European fascism.

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  2. Zeinobia: Most Egyptians do not want real democracy and even those that realize that the only proper way for Egypt is the path of real democracy do not realize what real democracy really means

    What is even more scary is the fact that Egyptians have difficulty in realizing that their encounter with mixing religion and politics under the el-ikhwan el-mugrimeen was a disaster and that the hand symbol of Rabaa is no more than approving of criminality and terrorism

    Now you tell me how many of those Jan 25 "youth" believe that religion should be 100% separate from politics and that all Egyptians are equal and that women and men are equal and that Muslims and non Muslims are equal and that Sunni and Shia Muslims are equal (even the fake Shiamaa Khalil of the BBC tells us that meeting with a shia is beyond her comfort zone) and how many of the Jan 25 youth believe that a woman or a Copt can be the president of Egypt? I bet you not many

    Sorry Egypt and the "youth' of Jan 25 are not really ready for a real democracy

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    1. "Real democracy"
      Is dropping atomic bombs
      On a civilian population
      "Real democracy"
      Is castrating Kenyan freedom fighters
      "Real democracy"
      Set the Middle East aflame
      "Real democracy"
      Deposed Mossadeq in Iran
      "Real democracy"
      Is melting the Arctic ice
      "Real democracy"
      Supported Mubarak
      "Real democracy"
      Is the C.I.A.
      "Real democracy"
      Murders children in drone strikes
      "Real democracy"
      Sells Saddam chemical weapons
      "Real democracy"
      Precipitates a mass extinction event
      "Real democracy"
      Tortures its prisoners
      "Real democracy"
      Is 300 people with more wealth than half the planet
      "Real democracy"
      Bitches on about "real democracy" all the time.......

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    2. Of course this racist is so full of himself that he feels the need to determine which people are and aren't "ready" for democracy. Focus on yourself hypocrite, the white savior complex isn't welcome here.

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    3. Oh dear Lord they are coming out of the wood work

      Hey yo Yates or what ever your name is keep on yelling and say it loud until you turn blue in the face but you are not convincing anyone with your silly diatribes because you do not make sense and you are not even funny.

      And do me and your self a favor and get a life

      For the readers: Only Egyptians can help themselves and they do not need to listen to nuts the likes of Yates the fool

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    4. Anonymous is unable to refute what I wrote that Egyptians do not want real democracy and have no clue what is real democracy right anonymous el-3abqari el-kabeer?

      >Of course this racist is so full of himself that he feels the need to determine which people are and aren't "ready" for democracy. Focus on yourself hypocrite, the white savior complex isn't welcome here.

      Do you know what the word "racist" mean? Let me guess not a clue And what is "racist" about stating the obvious you tell me? You can prove me wrong as in saying that Egyptians really understand what democracy is all about and they still want to live in a democracy. Let me help you: they do not and neither do you

      But you know what? you are no more than another victim of the poor and uncritical education in Egypt as evidenced by the fact that you cannot even present a coherent case that can support your point of view

      I feel sorry for you

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    5. @ Luke Theone "Real democracy" reduced the indigenous population of your country, Tuvalu, from 20,000 to 3000 in a few decades as a result of forced exile and forced labour. "Real democracy" then stole these islands from their rightful owners. "Real democracy" is relentlessly imperialistic still, as the peoples of the Middle East well know. They don't need us to lecture them on democracy.

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    6. @Luke, Racism = power + privilege. You, being some obscure white nobody on the account of your privilege, have no place to decide which natives throughout the world are "ready" or "not ready" for anything. Now you're getting mad because someone's checking you on your demagoguery. Because like all racists, your sense of entitlement comes like second-hand nature to you.

      And in your supposed "rational" response to me, you only supply some more orientalist drivel which helps to reaffirm my point. Instead of generalizing the thought processes of all 80+ million Egyptians and making assumptions about where I got my education to make yourself feel better, try pontificating less and actually learn more about the dynamics of post-colonial societies.

      Until then, your racism will continue to be shunned for what it is :)

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    7. Yates is back and I wonder why! Listen learn to stick to the topic and that is what happened to the dream of democracy and better life in post Jan 25 and June 30 Egypt

      Now it is your chance to answer: Go!

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    8. Anonymous el-3abqari el-kabeer is back for more

      >@Luke, Racism = power + privilege.

      Wrong this is not what racism means.

      Hint: you need to look it up in a dictionary or is this difficult?. See? I told you you are a victim of poor education because if your bogus definition is correct then Copts are being subjected to racism after all Muslims in Egypt have the "power and privilege" Right?

      >You, being some obscure white nobody on the account of your privilege, have no place to decide which natives throughout the world are "ready" or "not ready" for anything.

      Did you ever hear of a basic concept in Aristotelian logic called KISS? Look it up

      And what does this have to do with what went wrong with Jan 25 and June 30 revolutions and where is democracy and prosperity? See why you are a poorly educated unfocused person?

      > Now you're getting mad because someone's checking you on your demagoguery. Because like all racists, your sense of entitlement comes like second-hand nature to you.

      All i did is I proved to you that you make no sense and that your command of logic is poor and your skills of debating are poor

      And personal attacks do not work with me

      >And in your supposed "rational" response to me, you only supply some more orientalist drivel which helps to reaffirm my point.

      Then learn to use reason as in can you tell me why it is drivel? As in it is drivel because blah....blah....blah See? you are style but no substance

      >Instead of generalizing the thought processes of all 80+ million Egyptians and making assumptions about where I got my education to make yourself feel better, try pontificating less and actually learn more about the dynamics of post-colonial societies.

      You still did not answer the real question what went wrong and where is the democracy and prosperity and social justice including justice for victims the likes of Khaled Said and Mina Daniel that were the dreams of the Jan 25 and June 30 revolutions? See? you are a poorly educated person that is not very focused

      >Until then, your racism will continue to be shunned for what it is :)

      So what is racism you tell me. Did you look it up?

      I feel sorry for you

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    9. My mistake. I meant to say Racism = power + prejudice. My misplacement of the word "privilege" comes from the term "White privilege", which is actually symptomatic of racism.

      And if you know anything about sociology or anthropology, you would know what the definition of racism is. Quoting a changing dictionary isn't going to save you on this. Educate yourself on racism and white privilege before commenting again. Until then, none of your rants merit a response.

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  3. jan 25 is just a big wave in the sea of the future . The following years will witness the fall of Nasser regime . Next I think that islamists will hold a firm grip of power and will be less tolerable to the others .

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  4. Every nation had to begin somewhere; all have authoritarian traditions. The only way for there to be progress in Egypt and the region is for the people to continue the democratic experiment.

    North America and Europe started their processes under even worse circumstances and obstacles. The did not just give up and conclude self-government cannot work.

    The 2011 revolution showed that one hurdle in the mental shift was passed. If the nation was so incapable as some claim, it could not have hapoened. There is no going back.

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  5. I have to post via anonymous

    >My mistake.

    I respect a person who admits that he made a mistake but was it a mistake we shall see

    >I meant to say Racism = power + prejudice.

    Then the Copts are subjected to racism as per your definition after all Muslims have the power and God only knows there is so much prejudice against the Copts in Egypt at present so is it racism?

    See why you have to quote a dictionary!

    >My misplacement of the word "privilege" comes from the term "White privilege", which is actually symptomatic of racism.

    Then what is racism? Hint: check a dictionary

    >And if you know anything about sociology or anthropology,

    Did I say that? Remember the KISS principal?

    > you would know what the definition of racism is.

    Again never assume anything. Remember again KISS

    >Quoting a changing dictionary isn't going to save you on this.

    Stop being silly. Dictionaries reflect the language at a point in time which means that the definition of the word racism is what you will find in an English dictionary circa 2013

    >Educate yourself on racism and white privilege before commenting again. Until then, none of your rants merit a response.

    And educate yourself on knowing how to debate and stay on track

    So let me ask you again: what went wrong with the Jan 25 and June 30 revolutions and where is the democracy and justice and prosperity that were promised

    Luke

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