Monday, October 27, 2014

It is not even the 1960s but WWII propaganda

Because adopting the 1960s media and propaganda we find today that this was not enough and now the Pro-military supporters are using two or three chapters from WWII propaganda book guide.

This poster with sets of orders to the Egyptian people to follow during the current war on terrorism so the terrorists won't win. This poster is signed by a group calling itself "We, the peope of Egypt

Here is the English translation of the orders in the poster. It is translated by dear friend Dalia Ezzat.

We are the people of Egypt

Egypt is in a state of war, therefore we request the following from everyone :

  1. Sharing any negative statements about your army or your country circulated by agents or the fifth column is prohibited.
  2. Sharing any negative information about military operations or related to the state of soldiers and conscripts is prohibited.
    1. Sharing any negative words that question or insult the military, your leadership or your or authorities is prohibited.
    2. Writing about your psychological breakdown over what is happening in the country is prohibited as you will be serving the interests of agents.
    3. No one , no matter who they are, should be permitted to malign your army and your leadership. Such people should be dealt with with firmness to prevent them from causing further damage and moving on with this information to other people.
    4. Sharing any information about military operations , even if you're confident of this information, is absolutely prohibited. You should wait for an official statement from a military source. Not all information should be shared.

    And finally to the so called activists and Twitter Jihadists

    Please don't comment on or attempt to criticize the military or its operations. If you have better suggestions for what should be done, you can communicate them directly to the military sources concerned or keep quiet and don't attempt to divide us or stop our path.

    Reading this in Arabic makes me feel that whoever wrote it was or is an army officer. I believe he could be an army veteran.

    I know one thing for sure the rights of those who were killed in Sinai in cold blood in the past 3 years won't return in this way.





    1. If Tunisian political parties like Nidaa Tounes, the Popular Front, the Congress for the Republic, Ettakol, and so and so forth tried to operate in Egypt they would be persecuted, subject to intimidation, even shut down in some cases. The Sisi regime is a foe of liberalism and quite obviously opposes left wing viewpoints of any kind.

      It is not logically possible to support defamation campaigns and state persecution of these Egyptian movements while at the same time claiming to be favorable toward other countries' political factions. The stage is being set for a broader confrontation between everyone who opposes the military supremacists, obscurantist monarchists, and fascists and these various Arab governments.

    2. Replies
      1. Have anything to say about what Zeinobia wrote about? Your thoughts?? Doubt the blog is going to stop anytime soon.

      2. @Anonymous 10/28/2014 01:58:00 AM, there is a recurring inside joke you are not aware of. He (or She) said "Stop !" mimicking a certain regular commenter here who shall remain unnamed by me.

    3. Oh Egypt, your friends cry for you. The blood of your young was spilled in vain.

    4. IT DRIVES ME MAD & ANGRY when i read or hear on the web, when these ANDY-PANDY individuals that give seminars or T.E.D lectures about Arab Comic Books and its History,,those academic riff-raffs wearing the JOHN LENNON specs & few comic books in their back-packs,preaching nonsense conclusions about kids* magazines Old or New?? accusing the publishers as Political/Propagandists, which is false accusation ...New ones(*COMICS) ?? i got not a slightest idea,if it is SO,most probably they are doing it wrong way,or worst they don^t do it,right!!..I was/am an avid S A M I R children^s magazine reader from issue No-01, SAMIR was published by an Egyptian GIANT publishing house D.EL HILAL...1956..during SUEZ war?? ..that meant things were not NORMAL then, i mean the situation,even though it is worst today in the M.-East,but despite that situation then,life was carried on as usual.. SAMIR was published weekly ,every Sunday of the week?? and due to AIR journeys interrupted by Air-raids by 3 enemies simultaneously, WE>> Lebanese children of the time ..still received it without an issue..MISSING!!WELL, i do admit that, between now and then some ISSUES of it contained graphic stories of the 1952 revolution stories & heroes,other times President GAMAL ABDEL NASSERs painted portraits on its cover done by Late/Great immortal Artist Mr.GAMAL KOTB..other times by Mr.Gamal Kamel or EFFAT HUSSEIN..but we kids LOVED it all, and demanded MORE,because that was History in motion, we always at schools thought about long departed heroes like Immortal nationalist: MOSTAPHA KAMEL, or Libya^s Great OMAR MOKHTAR...or even centuries back The Great: SALAH EDDIN AL AYOUBI ??we needed HEROES of our own time..and now they are alive and kicking the enemy(s),even though destruction was..immense,and human loss regrettable..although Egypt suffered a lot but never surrendered and never WILL! and came out of it all>>MORE DIGNIFIED THAN BEFORE!! and they call all that PROPAGANDA?? Educating children and teaching patriotism..for they were then/are today, the future of any nation in all the 5 continents.. This is no brain wash,also telling the kids in their own language about WHAT IS GOING ON around them and WHY,is respecting them as much as LOVE alone is not enough to make a child gain His or Her self confidence as a please S T O P ! blabbering and saying regimes propaganda is HISTORY in process..BELIEVE ME!! Regards from LONDON/is-hak barsoumian

    5. MOST RESPECTFUL>ZEINOBIA/With my best wishes to you to enjoy EXCELLENT health/Allow me to come foreward with this modest Question to all those i called them in my previous Comment Andy/Pandy >know-all Academics,who accuse Arab Children^s magazines as tools of propaganda??..or even lecturing kids>patriotism,they considered>>Brain Wash?? My this: WAS the cartoon-strip in SAMIR 1957 about an ARAB young captain Aged just 24 y.o. from a remote SYRIAN village,near HOMS ,Immortal HERO & MARTYR Captain JULES JAM-MAL whom volunteered by loading HIS small boat with explosives and Rammed into a French battleship & blew + sank IT ,the battleship was called JEAN D^ARC on 29 October 1956?!during the SUEZ war by 3 enemies united against..EGYPT, and in the waters of PORT-SAEED, HE ended HIS young life (Born April 1st 1932)in a suicidal/Heroic act to protect ARABS<-DIGNITY & HONOUR?! ..If you, dear Ladies/Gents. call this Heroic act-> A propaganda,then you better return back to square one ..i mean BACK to your schools or Unis. and LEARN about HIM??..Because in 1957< S A M I R children^s weekly told us HOW THE HEROES ARE MADE.. even then!!..SO please do not meddle or confuse Patriotism with Propaganda machine nonsense!!..Thank You Very Much!!! From:IS-HAK BARSOUMIAN/London

    6. HOW about GAMILA or JAMILA BOU HIRRED Algeria^s Female activist/and a hero too, in 1957 captured/tortured by the French occupiers in the land of ONE Million Algerian MARTYRS, S A M I R magazine told us about HER struggle before even we saw the movie in cinemas,played by silver screen ICON Madam MAGDA EL SABAHHI-,If not for SAMIR i,most probably never KNEW or even persuaded my Late mother to see it with me on the silver screen,in 1959 ALSO other HEROES,be it Arabs or not/ such as GREAT MAHATMA GHANDI of INDIA?? Patr.MAKARIOS of Cyprus?? or Immortal PATRICE LOMUMBA in CONGO/Africa? General Fidel CASTRO & CHE GUEVARA in CUBA/S.America??Back to EGYPT:How about Martyr/and fighter against injustice late ADHAM AL SHARQAWI/...Fighting for women^s liberation Lady HOUDA SHAARAWI story?? EGYPTIANS* Father Great SAAD ZAGHLOUL...even though the other side called them Trouble makers or even some of them called Terrorists??,,but if not mentioned on S A M I R and sometimes S I N D I B A D,the other well renowned children^s weekly then,no body else bothered to tell us we got LIVING HEROES!!..Thanks to Adventures of Boy-SCOUT BASSEL ,we knew all about Arab HEROES in Swaida/SYRIA or THE DRUZE freedom fighters..thanks to HAMED>>excellent cartoonist^s weekly series in SAMIR/1958?/Lots of others WHOM fought to spread THE DIVINE>> M E S S A G E Of the GREAT PROPHET MOHAMED /Peace be Upon HIM.. WE knew them all in graphics or sometimes in writing...IF THEY call all that PROPAGANDA...They need psychiatric HELP,& immediately, sorry to say!!..As a matter of fact such accusation(s)against those comic books mentioned Heroes, itself, is a Propaganda,..As long as there are injustices in our world there will>always< be >HEROES to tackle them and children of any generation must be told about!!/ Regards from London/Is.B./


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