RIP Egyptian Dignity!

19 11 2009

I was going to write a post asking Egyptians to get over it, we lost a match, and this is a 50% probability in any match. However, I had a deeper look on the overall situation, and I was really frustrated!!

A couple of weeks ago, the war between Egypt and Algeria was online, using resources like YouTube, Facebook. Both sides made posters, videos, that only aimed  at degrading the other side. They burned the Egyptian flag, and we draw a belly dancer on theirs. They edited photos for Hassan shehata and the Egyptian team, and we did so. At that time, I was wondering if a match deserved all that, and I could never expect that things would evolve to reach the current situation.

Then the war evolved more, with aggressiveness from both sides, we threw their players with stones, and they reacted in the same manner, until then things were happening in an individual or small group scope. Then things went even worse, the Egyptians in Sudan and Algeria were attacked, injured, and even there was a guy who got killed.

After all the humiliation the Egyptians faced in Sudan and Algeria, Things started to get some political aspect. The government Calling the Algerian Ambassador,  people asking for cutting the relations between the two countries!

I have to tell you that we did that to ourselves, I don’t like to mix politics with anything else, but when Egyptian government didn’t react to what happened to Egyptians in Gulf countries when they asked for help, when they were mistreated,  faced in justice and humiliation. When others always hear about the daily struggle every Egyptian has to go through. When we are loosing our leadership to the Arab world, when our status is becoming weaker a day after day, when Arabs come to Egypt only to  go to cabarets and get drunk, after they used to come and learn from us.  We used to be an inspiration for other nations, and they used to honor any Egyptian in their lands, it is not the case anymore.

After we lost our image, I can imagine anything happening to Egyptians. I have to say that “How we ask for others respect while our government is not respecting us??!!”

I never believed in one Arabic united nation, and I don’t want this to happen, I do not even consider myself an Arab, even I speak Arabic. I am Egyptian with Egyptian roots and no single drop in my blood is Arabic, though my grandparents were forced some day to speak Arabic instead of Coptic. I am still Coptic (Egyptian) not Arab. I think it’s time to think about this, Egypt is not an Arab nation, Egypt was invaded by Arabs, It doesn’t matter if we speak Arabic, or the Majority of the population is Muslim. We have our roots and civilization that we should be proud of and try to revive. We should get our image and respect back after we lost it by ourselves. and I think this is not going to happen if we just speak about Arab unity, and how the Egyptians sacrificed  in all ages for the Arabs.

We are Egyptians and we have a great history, that any other Arab nation would love to have . So, wake up Egyptians, we can get alive back, now we are not living we are just breathing air!!