A Foggy Future?
Your article on the Arab Awakening summed up the confusion many peo- ple are struggling with at the moment. It is true that post-‘democratic Tsunami’ in Egypt, much remains to be determined. The reasons for the uprising were common grievances and the Egyptian people showed the entire world what a people’s movement really looks like. However, as your writer states, the movement did not yield any concrete results. What was perceived as the beginning of a real democracy, failed as quickly as it started. As is often the case, people act on the basis of emotional frustration and the Arab Spring had a short-term life. The movement wasn’t planned strategically; in fact it wasn’t really planned at all. Desperate to remove Mubarak’s authoritarian regime, nobody had a politically thought out plan of who would replace him? Egypt is currently mired in confusion and is blindly searching for an answer. Democracies, a representation of transparency and justice, are not constructed out of struggles and thin air. They are a result of a carefully planned policy that gives the people a real voice. It is a structure that needs to be built. This structure is missing in Egypt and it is still uncertain whether it will be erected. Nora al-abdul,