ارحموني أنا صاحبة عية!

“ده ناصري، انتم أصلكم لسه صغيرين، ايش دخله في الجيش و العسكر يا بنتي؟!”

أصل ناصر كان بقال يا Uncle!#حمدين_صباحي شخصية ثورية من الطراز الاول و حالياً هو صوت شباب الثورة.”
و نفس الاخ يجيب داغي خالص بقى و يكمل،
“بعدين أنا مستغرب حقيقي من الناس الى متغاظة من حب الناس لل-#سيسي و احترامهم ليه! الله مش معنى كدة اننا مع العسكر يا اخوانا، حب السيسي دة شئ الواحد مش له يد فيه.”
#Shoot_Me_Now

#الاشتراكين دول مش مؤمنين بربنا! حد يرافق و يصدق ناس ماتعرفش ربنا؟!”
كانتش بركت عليك يوم ما ولدتك يا أخي!

“تكون فاكر منك ليه إن #التحرير دة حكر لأبوك منك له!”
خدوه بلوه و أشربه ميته، بس حله عننا و النبي!

“أصلاً معظم الى ماته يوم ٢٨ اخوان و هما الى امنه الميدان! و لولاهم كان زمان الثورة ما تمت.”
كانت أصلها تمت بروح أمك!

“”ثورة”٣٠ يونيو هي تصحيح مسار ثورة ٢٥ يناير.”
#يا_مرارتي_ياني!

“أصل انتي مش فاهمة! الاخوان أصلاً هما الى موته كل الخرفان بتوعهم في رابعة و النهضة و الحرس الجمهوري و كرداسة و كل مسيرة و مظاهرة و اعتصام من ساعتها! دولة حرقه عيالهم و بيسلطه العيال الى مش فاهمة و مش مدية خوانة، الصغيرين يا بنتي الغلابة انهم يجره شكل الشرطة الباسلة بتاعتنا عشان يتقبض عليهم و يصعبه على الرأي العام! بس هيهات احنا يخيل علينا الكلام الفاضي ده؟! فشر!”
ده بقى ليها مؤثرات صوتية في سر الواحد!
#On_The_Other_Side
“أصل انتي مش فاهمة مدير مكتب وزير الداخلية الفني الى مات ده كان صاحب صبحي صالح و كان متعاطف مع الاخوان و عشان كده هما قتلوه! بس ده كلام بيني و بينك يعني!”

“مرسي ده أصله ربنا بيحبه! ربك إذا أحب عبد ابتلاه!”

“احنا كطبقة مثقفة و كاكاديمين هنترفه عن المعجنة ده! احنا دورنا مش دلوقتي. احنا دورنا قدام. قدام!”
ارقصي يا كاتعة على السلالم لا الى فوق هيسمعوكي و لا الى تحت هيشوفوكي!

“انتم أصلكم نظرتكم سطحية و قاصرة! لولانا احنا الجناح الديمقراطي في النظام الحالي كان زمان تمت في الأحوال أشياء غير الاشياء!”
*مروة تسمع الكوبليه ده من هنا و سقف نافوخها يطير*
*هيلا هوب*

*شهداء #الجيش، شهداء #الشرطة! ارحمونا وديته البلد ورا الشمس!”
#On_The_Other_Side
“هو في حد نزف من أجل مصر في تاريخ مصر قد #الاخوان؟ جهلة أغبية!”

و بعد ما نوعاً ما فشيت غلي شوية، أنا هروح اتفرج على Charlie’s Angels. 

#مصر_أم_الدنيا_و_هتبقى_قد_الدنيا 
#انتم_مش_عارفين_انكم_نور_عينين_السيسي_و_لا_إيه?
#ماما_حلوة_طب_بابا_عبيط؟

#ماما_سلوى #حرائر_اسكندرية

 #ماما_سلوى #حرائر_اسكندرية

عن #ماما_سلوى قررت أن أحكي بقى…
#حرائر_اسكندرية
Doaa Gaber كانت بتحكي عن الست الى مقبوض عليها مع البنات الى لما قربت من القفص لقت البنات بيناده ليها و يقوله ماما سلوى و انها كانت بطبطب على بنت و تحضن الثانية و تمسح دموع ثالثة…
الست ده تبقى أم البنوتة رضوى الى في أولى ثانوي الى أخذت حكم النهاردة برده… من ساعة ال-١٨ يوم و أنا ببتسم تلقائي أول ما ألاقي أب أخذ عياله و أمهم و نازلين مع بعض يتظاهره أو أم نازلة مع بنتها أو ابنها أو أب نازل مع بنوته أو ابنه… أو حتى زوج مشنكل ذراعه في ذراع مراته حبيبته… لما كانه الناس بيتريقه و يقوله فاكرين نفسهم طالعين رحلة كنت أنا بهب فيهم! تحس انها مغامرة من نوع خاص انك واخد أغلى حبايبك و حطين أرواحكم على كتفكم و نازلين حتى لو انتم عمركم ما تتخيله إن الموضوع كان يوصل لكده… تحس انها محتاجة كمية إيمان و شجاعة عجيبة ده الواحد بيشيل مسؤلية نفسه بالعافية! ده إن عرف يشيلها أصلاً! بقالي بفكر طول اليوم إن لابد و هييجي يوم أكيد هيحكه هما الإثنين مع بعض لإبن أو بنت رضوى الصغير حدوتة لما ستوه و ماما كانه في قفص واحد! و إن الطفل ده هيطلع بطل لابد! ماينفعش يطلع غير بطل. بفكر و بسرح و بقول أنا بقيت زي ما أنا عشان كبرت على حواديت ستوه عن صمودها و كفاحها ضد كل عتي و جبار… عن خوف و رعب فؤاد علام أسطورة التعذيب و الفجر منها، الى بيتنطط في الإعلام دلوقتي… بسرح و بقول و أنا الى كنت بقول مش هنعاصر أيام زي ده ثاني مش في عمري على الأقل… مش هيتاح لحد يعمل ذكريات زي كدة ثاني…. و أقول سبحانك يا رب… و أقول الحمد و الشكر ليك يا رب هتطلع عيال بتقول لا من يومها يا رب من ثاني… من ثاني يا رب…
#الحمد_لله

تحصيل حاصل

كلمتين عن البشر داخلة فيهم سياسة آه بس هما من و لأجل البشر في الاول و في الآخر. الطبائع و الشيم و العيوب  واحدة و بيتم تبادل الأدوار مش أكثر! ماسبيرو و مجلس الوزراء و محمد محمود و كل الأحداث الى كانت في الفترة ده كانت تنبيهات و أجراس انذار لقيادات الاخوان بس هما رفضه يسمعه و كانت عمياهم الكراسي و المصالح و الشعور الوهمي بالأمان و البعد عن خطر الأذى، بس كل دهي و في الأدهى منه! رابعة و النهضة و رمسيس و كل الأحداث الى حصلت في الفترة ده من فض اعتصامات العمال و الاشتراكين الثوريين و الغشومية في القبض و اسكات أي صوت معارض كانت تنبيهات و أجراس انذار لكل بتوع التفويض و الثوار الى تخيله في يوم إن العسكر ممكن ييجي من تحت أقدامه خير بس من ثاني كل حد سمع و بيسمع الى على كيفه و بس. تطبيل الإعلام ضد الاخوان طول حكم مرسي و مع 30 يونيو بعد كده و قبول وصول الاخوان للحكم أصلاً من البداية و عدم إيقاف أو التدخل في مسرحية الديمقراطية الوهمية من الاول و كل المجازر الى على مدار الثلاث سنين الى فاته كان مفروض ينبه أي حد زي إن العسكر و الداخلية مش بس عمرهم ما مشيه من الحكم دول كمان راجعين له شكلياً بقوة و في القريب العاجل كمان، مرسي بقى أو غيره، كلها شكليات و كله تحصيل حاصل. و ده و ديني ما معناه إن سي زفت مرسي ما كان في ايده يحوش و ما حاش و لا إنه ما خربهاش زيادة ما هي مخروبة. هو بس اعتراف بسذاجتي أنا شخصياً و غبائي السياسي مش أكثر. 

و في الآخر المجد بس للي بيتوجع للكل. المجد بس للي بيتوجع للإنسان. للي الدم عنده “كله” حرام. للي بيحب بضمير و الانا عنده مش فوق الكل و “أنا غلطان” مش بس مش عيب ده عادي.

المجد للي بيتوجع للكل.

 

Marx Under Spot Light

Many have written before me about Marx,many have attempted, analyzed, thought it through, and inside out. I am going to try to have a go at this from my simple point of view, I’ll try to wrap it up as good as I can. So for starters I want to apologize if I may not be academic or professional enough but I am going to just lay it out as best as I know how.

Marx was influenced as quoted in the question by three very important schools, I shall address each separately then attempt to wrap it up in the end.

First is German Philosophy and particularly Hegel yes but not him alone Ludwig Feuerbach contributed greatly to the launch of Marx’s philosophy as well. I am going to start from the end. Marx simply wanted to say that capitalism came from feudalism, and that eventually socialism will result from capitalism as it moves along. It all started with Immanuel Kant (Kantian Philosophy) that was developed mostly by Hegel. Many claim that Marx was not really influenced by a Philosophy but more of a Dialectical. Hegel was an idealist, he was a rational person. He believed in evolution with a little revolution to give it a push from time to time. He just wrapped all up under a religion (christian umbrella). Thing is Marx wanted a larger umbrella a broader view so he took the logic without the rationality and strictness of it. Simply he gave Hegel’s Philosophy a more materialistic (social) approach that was showed in “A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy” 1859. After Hegel passed over his followers the Young Hegelians split into two sides right-wing (conservative branch, mostly orthodox), and left-wing who most of them in addition to taking an atheistic position, were revolutionaries these include; Ludwig Feuerbach, Bruno Bauer, Friedrich Engels, and Marx. Engels and Marx stuck together to the bitter end. At first the left-wing group followed Bauer then after disagreeing with him they followed Feuerbach. The essence of Feuerbach was “people” human needs, society, politics, it all pushed into a more materialistic and real interpretation of society of HUMANS. Marx followed Feuerbach who followed Hegel who distinguished profoundly between appearances and reality. Feuerbach preached for humanism and claimed that ideology simply prevented people from seeing their lives reality clearer. Marx had one thing against that he believed that view of Humanism is simply as abstract as what it is set out to over throw. In “The German Ideology” 1846, Marx rebelled on the notion of God and the Christian state and replaced it with the “Real Life Process” of real human beings, all he was interested on focusing were LIVE Human Beings. Now here is where the complicated rather simple in reality part comes, see scientists evolve just like everyone else but cause they’re scientists people tend to make it sound more sophisticated so this where the supposed “young” Marx changed to the supposed again “mature” Marx. See the young Marx was more interested in Humanism in people in general he based his theory on alienation but the mature Marx entered the world of class, social movements, and evolved slowly through his works to reaching in the end the scientific theory of society, which mixed science with non-science. “The Communist Manifesto” led to the Revolution of 1848, with the whole idea of “Proletarians of all countries, unite!”. But his theory and work are best seen emerging if you take a closer look at the “Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts” 1844 and observe how his theory of alienation was modified into commodity fetishism in the first chapter of the first book of “Das Kapital” 1867.

I know the first part dragged on a bit I apologize but it’s really the base of everything else. It is clearly observed that I try to simplify Marx as much as possible though I don’t think he really is as complicated as people like to make him seem. Marx spent his life in exile, couldn’t find publishers for his books as he was considered an extremist, that was his life. So what affected him most next depended on where he was staying which would be French Politics and English Economy. Let’s start with the latter, English Economy. Capitalism is what pretty much Marx set out to destroy, Capitalism = Adam Smith + David Ricardo who = Labour. Marx main critique was simply two things Capitalism only benefits capitalists, this “capitalism” can not and will not apply to all societies since it does not take into consideration the human factor at all. His solution was as far away from a pill as can be, Marx suggested in “Capital: A Critique of Political Economy” that in simpler terms surplus value was crap and did a thorough investigation into the forms value relations take. It may be not possible to find exact measures of Marx’s variables but a basic model can be achieved. In the end, English Economy not really inspired Marx but more of pissed him off enough to spend a good chunk of his life trying to prove that it is both crappy and just plain wrong.

Now let’s move on to French Politics, Louis Blanc “profit” abilities and needs. Jean-Jacques Rousseau private property is the enemy, state-owned is God’s way on Earth. Charles Fourier and Henri de Saint-Simon Utopia exists, doesn’t matter if it never came true, people believed it could Marx believed it could and the idea lived on. Last but not least, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon social economic reform is the priority and political reform can not take place if “the people” can not find anything to eat.

That is pretty much Marx in a nut shell I mean I only had 750 words and I thought it would be acceptable to pull them to close to a thousand. Simply he tried to correct everything he ever saw and thought wrong and no one can blame him for that. Let’s end with this shall we, on Feuerbach he said, “Philosophers have only interpreted the world – the point is to change it.” But that’s why he has followers who not only walk in his footsteps but fill the holes that are present in his arguments. Progress of a theory is built on descendents believing enough to build on what they have and make something better and then others come and attempt to make it even better. The key is continuity.

True Activism (Or what’s left of it) and What it has to Do with Islamic Liberalism: For WeSpeakNews.com

So Politics is the new “Cool”, kinda of weird actually, for people who have been falling in and out of Politics all their life. People like me and many guys and gals I care about. But gotta go with the flow. And God there is no more beautiful flow than this. Art, Politics, and Culture entwining together and revolutionizing into the new Trend. Perfect, Right? No. Not really and you’re about to know why.

Youssef Chahine said that the Egyptian people are as spiritual as they are sensual. Not many people pay much attention to that description. Although it really wit holds the answer to pretty much everything that is going on now in Egypt. 

Egyptians adapted Western Concepts, Ideologies, and Dreams. They neither adopted them fully (even if they did they wouldn’t know how to fit them in our society and culture) nor did they adopt only what can be beneficial and resourceful for our Egyptian Community. The thing is this is where ignorance is actually a blessing.

Liberalism concepts that have been adopted at the beginning of the Arab Spring and not only Egypt, concepts like Democracy, Freedom of Speech, Social Justice and Dignity, and Bread to all. They are the basics, basics of existence, of life, and of Freedom. That’s why Liberalism is the most adopted ideology around the world more than communism or fascism. Because it’s simple and just. The blessing of ignorance lies in people not knowing the definition of Liberalism in the first place. So it’s the How that’s the problem. How to adapt old rules into a new game.

Liberalism stands on a secular ground. Many activists have called for that more than once on more than one occasion. The thing is the separation of  religion from the state, gosh the separation of religion from anything doesn’t come naturally to Egyptians at all. They are simply too spiritual. They want Democracy, they want freedom of speech, they want social justice, and they definitely want economic prosperity and equality. Because it just all sounds good and just and more importantly because they are way too sensual to pass on things as great as that. The dilemma lies in the balance between the sensuality and spirituality.

How to work around the profound connection with God no matter what their religion is and merge that with Liberal and Modern Concepts. The thing is on real ground what has proved to us is that it is achievable. 

So let’s just stop and reassess for a second okay? Who are the people, who are working, really working, for the welfare of the Egyptian Community now? Sadly the same ones who were working in 2007 in the Worker’s Protests, and the same people who stood in Khaled Said’s silent protest on the Corniche of Alexandria holding candles. They didn’t change, which is sad and frustrating, but none the less TRUE. Because you need to take out the remainders of businessmen that were in direct co-operation with Mubarak’s Regime and are in defiance now, the wanna bes, the hypocrites, and the God damn thieves that didn’t get their chance to rob and con the Egyptian people in Mubarak’s era out of their money, their businesses and market are blooming now. So taking all these out, who do we have left?

A Muslim Brotherhood 20-year-old member that just doesn’t believe in what the elders and Brotherhood administration is saying any more and has a feeling in the bottom of his gut that something is off.

A 20-year-old Salafi member who has been in exile in his own country all his young life, dazed confused and just wanna do the right thing.

A young 20-year-old think he is but really is not Liberal that has been brought up on the banks of Western education and has been affected by it more than he’d like to admit.

Young folks that have gone down in 2007, 2009, and 2011 and will probably go down in 25 January 2012 too.

They don’t know what they’re called and try hopelessly to gather and mobilize themselves in organizations and movements that always have the same title, I mean you can only say the same thing in so many words “Egypt”.

They don’t know anything else and they don’t care about nothing else, all they know is Egypt. And so they try to make sense of an illogical predicament that no one expected and no one knows how to react to.

They try to hide behind figures they think are true and good. These people disappoint them in so many more ways than one. Worst thing ever to happen to someone who believes in the idea of believing is being let down. So they are let down, time and again.

They break off and defy. Then when they do it, takes them forever to figure out just what the hell they’ll do now. But they figure it out in time. They are the answer, the missing piece. Unity in real world. True  Unity. They will find their way. Now they might not know what they’re called but I do.

Islamic Liberalism many won’t like me that much now. But you don’t have to like me or listen to me or read my opinion, all you have to do is take a true and honest look around you and see.

You’ll find a traditional coffee shop at the corner of my street where most of the men in my neighbourhood hang around and about.

College professors, students high school and college, butchers, supermarket owners, dry cleaners, etc… They hear the prayer Christians help Muslims lay down the mats to pray and sit down waiting while they do. Then when they come back they switch on the T.V. and instead of watching the news then turning on the radio (to listen Eza3et El Aghany (Oldies Music Radio Broadcast)) or watch the soccer match or the concert airing, they tune in to the political and social talk shows instead. They hear the hypocrites out then turn them off and turn on the radio. The radio in the background they talk politics and life till 2 am. Day in day out. Now tell me what you call that ? They argue what democracy is Professors butting in to state things they really don’t know a thing about in the first place but they’re all happy none the less. Christians don’t think they’re marginalized and the Coffee Shop owner don’t give a damn in God’s name if that boy that comes everyday with his friends has a beard so long it makes the ground look so darn close. What do you call that ? Agree with me or not that’s Islamic Liberalism. No fancy definitions, or long explanations, simply profound.

That’s how our society has fit the new fancy words in their normal lives. After Eisha prayer and before El Fagr prayer. Don’t fight the people. Don’t force upon them what they don’t accept. Lay your tongue down and sit down and observe how they solved your difficult dilemmas. Then put a name tag on it. Islamic Liberalism.

Marwa Arafa

This piece was published on http://www.wespeaknews.com: http://www.wespeaknews.com/world/true-activism-or-whats-left-of-it-and-what-it-has-to-do-with-islamic-liberalism-16471.html