More and more Egyptians, including some really close friends and relatives, are turning against protesters in Tahrir Square. I hear complaints such as, "what else do they want?" or "Why are they not giving Shafik a chance?"
Well, if you are Egyptian and you can read and conduct online research, then you can easily find the answers to these questions. I'm not going to waste any time or effort in explaining why we can't accept Ahmad Shafik as prime minister; a prime minister that was imposed on us by Mubarak!!
But I do want to say to every single Egyptian who has turned his or her back on the Tahrir protesters this:
- You should be grateful and thankful to every single man or woman in Tahrir because we wouldn't be where we are today without them.
- While many Egyptians initially opposed or ridiculed Jan25, these determined protesters never gave up on us or on Egypt.
- Don't forget the hundreds that lost their lives for the rest of us to enjoy freedom.
- Take one look at Egyptian television and you will realize that the battle is still on!
What we accomplished on Jan25 was not simple, but it wasn't everything either.
We managed to cut off the head of corruption. Now we need to work on the rest of that body, starting with the current government and working our way to the lower ranking corrupts that occupy every single government office in the country!
So please, next time you want to complain about the Tahrir protesters, remember these words. And, if you don't want to join them in Tahrir, that's fine, but stop ridiculing them and stop complaining!!!!