short memory… or not…
Posted by hakawi on August 16, 2013
For a people who rose up against a long-time corrupt military regime – think of what Ikhwan have done that got many of them wishing – just wishing for the day that corrupt regime returns to power. “Anything but this”… I heard it so many times.
And for some people [Egyptians included - and in fact this post is directed at Egyptians] to assume that people have a short memory – or that people are now ‘licking military shoes’ as someone just posted – or that people love the bloodshed – is an insult to Egyptians and a ‘holier than thou’ attitude.
People DO have short memory and it was YOU who egged people on to follow your lead and ‘elect’ Ikhwan. People trusted YOU in spite of all indications that this was a bad choice. The short memory is forgetting Ikhwan’s history – not forgetting army history. If you focus on army history then you cannot see beyond your ’2yr leadership’ and 5 minutes of fame.
As for now… what’s happening now is not a restoration of power but a seizure of that power from the people who had so misled Egyptians that we are dug in a deep deep hole trying to climb out of. We are not going back to square one – we are trying to climb back to square one so that we can move on with a revolution so rudely interrupted.