That's why I need to remind myself, and you, of some fundamental necessaties to requalify it once again a revolution and to bring forward the merited results paid in advance in blood.
I am bringing here parts of my previously posted articles:
- "Practicing Active Opposition".. A Gift or a Right? - posted on June 29th 2010.
- "Semper Fidelis" - posted on December 24th 2011.
I watched with admiration Mr. Ibrahim ISSA’s interview to H.E. Dr. EL Baradei, which brought me to write down the next few lines hoping to draw attention to a well known yet unobserved and totally neglected political concept.
Knowing that true democratic practices, though protected by constitutional mechanisms, are founded on
transparency, free information, obedient submission of “ALL” citizens to the law, and most of all are based
on an irrevocable and confirmed set of norms and regulations enabling a mature and responsible opposition to actively participate in the nation’s institutional functions, as a tool of the salutary regeneration of the nation’s political class, and transitional rotation of ruling among different political and social currents, whose choices of “MEANS” may differ, but their strategic “AIMS” remain the same.
The caricaturist “free speech” granted by the “Land Lord” to a tamed and enslaved opposition, is a
joke that only HE is loudly laughing about, while the rest of us, all of us at all levels, are paying the
consequences of such laughs (hereditary rotation of power, rape of the constitution, installment of corruption as a system, weaken the economy through continuous and unjustified debts dictated by the IMF to break our
bones and control our resources…etc..)!
History taught us that free opposition, being an undisputed constituent of pluralism in a democracy, is not a gift (carrot). It is a “Right” to be won by “Any” necessary mean, and then safely treasured by “All” means.
In a country like ours, opposition would be valid and effective only when: “a person, or a group of persons, is/are charismatic, able and resilient enough to embrace together under the same banner all opposition fractions and currents (from the grass root and upwards), in a unique and united main stream, in total harmony and respect of each others thoughts, beliefs, and political orientations. Thus forming a single solid block to safely represent an alternative majority, strong enough to present a new agenda acceptable nationally and internationally”.
(I’m not talking about political groups only, but the free opposition should also include civilian movements, syndicates, unions, students, bloggers… and so on).
Only then the weigh of such opposition would gain a cutting edge to impose change through a
predetermined transitional period, which could and may be violent, but will lead to the supreme and
ultimate common goal: “a guaranteed lawful and dynamic practice of Democracy, in a free country where the Constitution is the one and only guarantor for good governance, being the Vigilant Custodian for Rights and Justice”.
If we are celebrating the first year of an intifada style “Rebellion” that overthrew a Dictator and his gang from the helm, then we have earned ourselves every right to sing and dance.. But if the case is to commemorate the burial of the people’s “Revolution” together with their hopes and dreams for a home (State) under democratic rule (System) whereby everyone is safely free to express his ideas and to chose his governors, where all citizens are being securely protected by a loyal institution (Military Establishment), and where all are governed by a strongly respected and well defended constitution; then our tears and prayers will not be sufficient to clean and wipe out our shame for letting the blood of our brothers and sisters be so generously spilt in vain before a Military Salute and a press release.
Will this coming January 25th be an exchange of "Congratulations" or "Condolences"?
Pass On The Word.