The Egyptian Opposition's sense of Irony

Any serious follower of egyptian politics must've laughed his/her ass off when they heard the news of the 6th of April strike, and not just because of the laundry list of ridiculous shit that this strike is supposed to be about. No, they would laugh for a far simpler reason than that: You see, tired of just staying home and doing nothing, the egyptian opposition has decided to take actions and demand that the people rise up by staying at home and doing nothing for a day.

A Genius way of eradicating political apathy and getting the people involved, no?


0 comment on The Egyptian Opposition's sense of Irony

  1. samy
    April 2, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    yeah i know it’s egyptian genius way but you know how it’s danger to make a strike here in egypt you may get killed and no one will even notice so to stay at home is good for wide range of people i think

  2. Anon 1:50
    April 3, 2008 at 2:06 am

    Do I sense that you don’t believe that this demonstration is either a) likely to be effective, or b) a good idea in general?

    In the U.S. political demonstrations are a great place to meet girls. Hairy, sweaty, ugly girls who like to shout stupid things… but girls!

  3. Phobos81
    April 3, 2008 at 3:10 am

    Its called civil disobedience SM , … it recognizes the fact the most people are not super courageous like yourself. Of course the only bravery I’ve seen you perform is blabbering off and in your blog and ridiculing people who are trying to make a difference.

  4. Merlin5x5
    April 3, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    ok, you got the cynical and snarky part correct, lol.

    The problem with the Egyptian opposition is simple, you have to be FOR something that’s positive. Most of the opposition is simply against change. Wow, that’s gonna be effective.

    Of course, phobos would disagree, but he doesn’t mention being FOR anything positive either, what a surprise.


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