Political protests used to be seen by many – even politicians – as a legitimate form of popular expression and a way for citizens to shape the direction of their nation. Not anymore!
I have done my part.. And contrary to many decades ago, I do not consider it anymore that compliments or whatever confirmations to my writings or to my civil interventions, are Ego-Satisfactory.. The country is what it is.. I am not.. So I’ll keep writing to say what I have to say; and here is my own personal J’ACCUSE!
I don’t know why ONLY Mubarak and his clan’s top figures must respond (rightfully) to the accusations of corruption, crimes against humanity, office abuse, and whatever other mishaps they have or have not committed?
As if before them all officials, ministers, secretaries, representatives, industrials, businessmen, journalists, civil administration employees, security attendants, police forces, secret service agents, state security officers, government directors and public sector managers were all saints and men of honour.
As if there were no Atef Essadat, Youssef Wali, Zaki Badr, Tewfick Abdel Hay, Atef Ebeid, Fouad Sultan, El Kafrawy…etc.. And an army of similar big small politicians and public officials cumulated by the thousands, who bribed, got bribed, embezzled, faked bids, stole properties, trafficked drugs, bought votes, liquidated opponents, tortured, granted monopolised licenses for exporting out-dated food supplies or pesticides and fertilisers as well as medicines causing our cancers, hepatitis of all the alphabet, kidney failures and our children chronic ill. They are still out there free and enjoying, along with their families, the fortunes they LOOTED while in office.
As if no one before them has smuggled arms, favoured friends and relatives, recommended lovers for vital positions, used prostitution for political gains, granted national contracts by direct order, used the arbitrary dismissal weapon to lay-off or discipline his personnel, evaded tax, bought degrees, used public utilities for private purposes, extorted citizens… They are still laughing on foreign sunny beaches while sipping a cool Gin Fizz to our health.
Will there be a day where each of these CRIMINALS would ever be brought to justice and pay his debt to society?Pass On The Word.