The Fight for the Right Government: Speak Up, Speak Out!

12 Feb

If you haven’t heard, Egypt has been working really hard recently to uproot their president from his high throne and bring a sweep of change in the country. As an American, I think this is important to watch and observe.

Egypt Fights Back!

Let’s think about the issues that activated this revolt:

1) Government Corruption

2) Rampant poverty

3) Unemployment

These are some of the main issues…and the main issues actually sweeping the United States. Mubarak has been president for 30 years, before the generations of people actually protesting. The cries of his people he didn’t seem to be hearing. So the young people of the nation, and plenty others, created an internet campaign that blew up into a national and international revolution.

Why international? With the help of technology, the world interconnection system, these ideas of revolt are spreading, influencing other nations to fight back too. NOW is the time to speak up and act, more than in any generation before. This global issue needs to be fixed by the people of the world. It’s no longer about countries…it’s about people. And this is why I respect the nation of Egypt. They have shown the world that they are not PUNKS. They have shown the world that it takes one voice (or internet campaign) to make a difference and to change your nation and even the world.

In the United States, we aren’t even allowed to have a president rule for 30 years. But yet and still, we have similar issues. We have the privilege of freedom of speech…the same privilege that other nations are fighting for…and what do Americans do with it? Do we use our voice to improve our nation? What about all of the other nations? are you now making the appropriate steps to change your living and change your nation? Some people will argue that there’s nothing wrong with their nation to speak out about, which is good to have a positive outlook. Others will argue that there are plenty of problems. But if you have a problem, the Egyptians showed the world what you can do: revolt.

It was about time the president stepped down. When he made the challenge “I will NOT leave my position. I will not leave Egypt. Not until I’m buried underground”, I was saying to myself, ‘Be careful what you wish for’. The perseverance of the Egyptian nations is one that will go down in history. It will encourage the world to stand up.

You know, before internet, American youth were thought of only caring about music, movies, and celebrities (nothing important), compared to other youth in other nations who were interested in politics and issues in their world, and making a change. Now with the world becoming closer…well the two are integrating. More Americans are interested in politics than ever before, and more people around the world are interested in music and the celebrity world! It’s funny. Even during the world cup, that was the first time I ever even heard of Americans tuning in to see the World Cup. That was always thought of as an international thing. But Americans finally joined the world in that world-wide sport…it made me realize how our worlds our changing. That’s why this is the perfect time to do all you can to make a difference, whether in your community or nation. Create a history for yourself and change your future.


3 Responses to “The Fight for the Right Government: Speak Up, Speak Out!”

  1. Seo 2011/02/12 at 04:52 #





  2. tophatal 2011/02/14 at 00:54 #

    For far too long the US government and its policy as it relates to the region has been skewered ! The State Dept is clueless and Obama is showing as an international statesman he’s still a lot to learn .

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    • generationnext 2011/02/14 at 20:23 #

      Wow, the demands to get him out of the country is wild. Running a man from his country. Stepping down isn’t enough for them…interesting. When it comes to countries and their rulers, they have to try to play diplomat and at the same time protect the nation by going to war. Sometimes, the actions of a few rebels aren’t the actions of the country itself. The problems with previous wars was what one group of radicals did all of the country was blamed and no negotiations were formed. The wars were actions of prejudice anyhow and stereotyping and propaganda about other nations. We really personally can’t honestly say who bombed the twin towers. Presidents under federal law can withhold information to protect the security of the nation. It may have well been an American, even if their ancestry was from there.
      This country is serving in the interests of the West by forming with Egypt. That same thing brought us into WWII, helping Great Britain with it’s ammunition to fight Germany, while trying to get out of the Depression. Eventually, America became the target because they were helping a nation in the war, even though America wasn’t technically in the war at the time.


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