Then it’s true.. We, the Egyptians, have been for very long educated and institutionalised, by adopting the State’s preset molds of behaviour, in a way to react according to few easily detectable patterns.. And the system worked (and still is) perfectly pending on the facts that: a) we were driven into a collective stage of dottiness, being brainwashed and badly educated over sixty years of shallow intellect exchange and cultural censorship, and b) we have a very short memory. That’s why:
· We forgot that 60 years of Military and Police Dictatorship were the reason why we rose up to rebel in the first place!
· We forgot the SCAF’s 16 months of injustice whereas hundreds were arrested, tortured and tried before Military Courts and by the Military Laws!
· We forgot the tens of women who were forcefully submitted to the shame of the Virginity Test by the Military Inquisitors!
· We forgot, and are passing over the brutal fact that we are merely demanding food, freedom and justice.. After 60 years of suppression, still we are not asking for what should’ve been the normality in the 21st century: healthy environment, better eco-system, modern public education, strategic Scientific Research, nation-wide health care coverage, elder age services, child rights, clear water, independent information, equal rights, better labour laws, eliminating tax evasion, fighting corruption, establishing laws for Conflict of Interest…Etc.
And because we were fed up with the Fascist governance of the Brotherhood and fearing its allies common project for a Middle East Islamic Rule; we are celebrating today the Military Ultimatum as the only ‘peaceful’ way out from the dead-end path in which the Brotherhood brought us all against its walls. (The question is: will it really be peaceful?).
As if Egypt is that sterile so it cannot produce anymore a single patriot figure, honest enough and fairly capable to lead it into safety and prosperity.
Well, in the best case scenario, the Military will have no alternative but to do the following:
1) extend the Emergency Laws and declare curfews, in order to contain the expected Radical Muslim Extremists fanatic retaliatory actions,
2) nominate a Moderate Military Figure (and not the Supreme Court Chair) to preside the country for a limited phase of transition,
3) constitute an ‘ElGanzoury Type Cabinet’ to run the domestic day by day matters, (though defined as a National Salvation Government, it will include a majority of ex NDPs),
4) maintain the custody of sovereign portfolios,
5) re-negotiate Sinai Accords,
6) freeze the Hamas/Fatah Egyptian mediation,
7) open up for new bilateral intelligence agreements with western allies,
8) set a date for Administrative and Legislative Elections (always according to the prevailing unjust laws),
9) will not encourage any possibility to design a new constitution.
Of course the immediate consequences may be a fair flow of investments, a return to almost normality in Tourism, a containment of prices, and eventually an end to the fuel and energy crisis; but the bottom line will not include in any way the term Democracy*.
I’m afraid that we have become so doubting to let no one gain our trust to lead; so the easiest thing to do is to sustain and welcome another era of Military Rule (closing both eyes on who’s really been orchestrating the play from day 1 when the Brotherhood won the presidential elections). Thus, in order to regain our previous virtual “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” daily life, we will hand everything back to the Military convinced of the intentionally dispatched lie on how civilised it is to support that ‘Peaceful White Revolution in the name of Democracy’; neglecting a small detail: that hundreds have already died, while thousands have been mutilated, tortured and incarcerated.
El Sissy, the soldier, have every reason to believe that “…the country’s Interests and its National Security are in clear and eminent danger”, due to the hesitance and reluctance of the Brotherhood.. From Sinai unidentifiable infiltrations to Ethiopia’s Nahda Dam; and from the boiling ‘domestic front’ through the uneasy ‘neighbouring’ borders till the rapidly changeable ‘foreign’ expectations, the Armed Forces must have its say.. But will it say the right words?Pass On The Word.