Thanks for the warm welcome CrniVuk -how the hell is that pronounced!- I really appreciate it, I'll try to stick around this time...
Situation in Egypt is a bit frustrating, feels like things are going back to pre-revolution times.....we'll try to keep derailing them though, wish us luck!
Guys, by the way there's a gold mine called "Tawfeeq Okasha" he's a TV presenter who rose to fame during and after the revolution, that I seriously wish you guys could understand Arabic for!! A literal gold mine!! I can't even draw comparisons, he spews the weirdest shit ever spoken on TV on the channel he owns -naturally- it's a shame you can't get it really! I'll try to transliterate one of his gems soon.
And speaking of revolutionary sentiment, I'll leave you with this song from a Tunisian revolution sit-in...goose bumps will ensue.
Welcome back Ksm! Why is she singing (no one else seem to be) and about what?
Thanks man, well as I said, it was a sit in during the Tunisian revolution in front to the Tunisian Police HQ, she's singing a song about freedom, from Tunisian folklore, she's an actual singer of some fame, I once went to her concert here in Cairo...I'll get you a translated version, but be warned, these things are -literally- usually "lost in translation"..
So this is the same video, followed by the studio version translated, so you can just skip ahead to 2:50 for that
I think what really makes this awesome is the spontaneity of the whole thing...she just bursts into it...
Ok now let me move you guys to the big leagues, the Egyptian revolution, now don't get me wrong, I think the Tunisians did it RIGHT, they're on the right path, much more so than us right now, but then again Tunisia is a much smaller country and the level of corruption compared to Egypt was...well...less rampant...
Anyways what I'm trying to say is, the Egyptian revolution was on a much more epic scale, I tell you...I'll sit and write down my story during those days....one day, one scene so you can begin to imagine it is a march of 20 km to Tahrir Sq. from where I live, that was probably the most moving thing I have or will ever experience in my life...I'll also try to compile and post my videos, ones I shot myself...old people in balconies crying, yelling things like "we couldn't do it, but you will, may God protect you" waving Egyptian flags...running down and joining us, throwing bottles of water and whatever food they had handy, stuff like that...it was...just indescribable.
As for the situation right now, well....it's not looking that good to be honest...we've suffered a whole lot of disappointments since those glorious days, and it's looking -to me at least- like we haven't moved that far, but that's just speculation, we'll see how it goes when we elect a president in two months time...if all goes well, which I don't think it will...but we'll see..
If nothing else we gained a voice, we truly discovered that our will moves this country, and you may think that it's a no-brainer, but that's because you take freedom and democracy for granted...mostly because your ancestors did what we're trying to do now...
So wish us luck, and support Egypt in whichever way you can..
And that's my random-partly-incoherent note of the day. _________________
I will support the freedom and progress of Egypt by resurrecting the Byzantine Empire in Crusader Kings II and/or Europa Universalis III and re-integrating Egypt into the heartland of Western civilization where it belongs. _________________
I will support the freedom and progress of Egypt by resurrecting the Byzantine Empire in Crusader Kings II and/or Europa Universalis III and re-integrating Egypt into the heartland of Western civilization where it belongs.
You should play with Death & Taxes so you can reform the Roman Empire as the Byzantines in EUIII.
I'm going to support the progress of Egypt by playing as Prussia in Victoria II and forcefully annexing Egypt to build the Suez Canal. Then I will fill Egypt with luxury clothes factories. _________________
Crni Vuk wrote:
One has not to go as far like baby raping mad scientists.
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