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  • Thursday ,13 September 2012
العربية

Democracy? Sorry, Not Today

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Thursday ,13 September 2012

Democracy? Sorry, Not Today

With all this outrage based on an amateur-made parody about Islam. I can't help but wonder, was the revolution really a revolution? There were countless deaths and profound sacrifices made with the hopes that Egypt would finally become a democracy, and shed the chains of a dictatorship. 

Really though, perhaps we're not aware of what a democracy entails? Freedom of speech? Basic civil liberties? Freedom of expression? Why would there be protests in the first place when a group of people had a vision to express themselves in a way that may not have been well received by others? 
 
People, wake up! This is what a democracy is, freedom of the people! To anyone who is speaking out "condemning" this movie, shame on you! You're not going to like everything that people have to say or create, but this is a reality that you need to get used to in order to move society forward. 
 
When have you ever heard of protests or national outcries because of an opinion?! Why don't we have protests about not liking the color blue? I say we organize a press conference commenting and condemning the hot weather! The nerve of the earth to bring such weather upon us! What an outrage!
 
Really everyone? Can we just calm down and accept that everyone has different opinions and may choose to express it in the form of a movie?
 
It brings me back to what my mother taught me. If you don't like it, don't eat it. And to much the same. If you don't like it, don't watch it! Simple :)