Thursday, February 10, 2011

Death by Facebook

AP photo of the posters that Egyptian artists are creating non-stop to express in visual form why Mubarak has to go.

Of course, right now I am glued to my TV watching AJE, waiting with the crowds in Tahrir Square, listening (in translation) what Mubarak is saying. Truly, his rhetoric doesn't stop, his paternalistic rhetoric. One truly needs a sense of humour to understand his stubbornness, his total inability to understand what the masses are saying and demanding. He seems to think HE is part of the revolution rather than the reason for it. He keeps aligning himself with "the people -- indeed, he said that "all Egyptians are lying in the same trench." Truly mind-boggling.

The crowd is starting to get restless and I hear shouting. They have taken their shoes off and are waving it at Mubarak.

I can only leave you with a joke my friend Rasha told me the other day:

Mubarak reaches the pearly gates and is met by Gamal Nasser and Anwar Sadat.

Nasser and Sadat welcome him to the hereafter.

Nasser says, "I am here because of poison."

Sadat says, "I am here because of bullet." (he was assassinated)

Both Nasser and Sadat look at Mubarak and ask him, "Why are you here?"

Mubarak says, "Death by Facebook."


Merche Pallarés said...

Ha,ha... Facebook is a good weapon, after all... Hugs, M.

northshorewoman said...

social media played a huge role in mobilizing people and planning strategies. It is amazing how these digital tools which are often used for time-wasting banalities can be also used for such overwhelmingly positive material change!

Everett Peacock said...