2011 Egyptian Protest
Recently in English class we’ve been studying 2011 Egyptian protests. At first, I didn't know what was happening because I really didn't know what was going on in Egypt. When I read the Wikipedia article 2011 Egyptian protest I started to think wow it’s incredible how the people fight for what they want just so the government hears their voice.I know that many people feel that it’s better to act civilized because either way the government of Egypt will do what they think is best. After ding this study I think people shouldn't stop why should they, if they know what they want why not fight for it, yet I think people in Egypt are risking a lot as in their lives. An some who are fighting for what they believe in have families so they should think about that too. For example I heard that the police or citizens got on camels and starting whipping people to stop and throwing rocks. To me that’s just a little too much trying to kill people with rocks and whipping.
One thing that I know for sure about the 2011 Egyptian protest is that if your not heard you take action on your own hands and face what ever you got to face to fight for what you want. Now that I’ve studied my share of U.S History and believe that Egypt is just expressing them selves to fight for the country they live in. Personally, it’s funny to me how in Brown vs. Board of education this African American girl was tired of going to school far way from here house, when she could go to a High school were their were only all whites but nothing could stop her. Yet the parents in that all white high school protested and stood in front of the school and tried to block her entrance but that didn't stop her at all.
I did some research on the Egyptian protest. I came across this one article “Egypt Unrest: Protesters hold huge Cairo Demonstration”. This article provided a lot of information and opinions on The Egyptian Protests. Some people felt that “Protesters hold huge Cairo Demonstration” were that the President was advised that he should not be re-elected or his son because already people were chanting and wanted the President to give up his power. “Frank Wisner, a former ambassador to Egypt sent to Cairo on Monday, advised the president not to seek re-election in September or put forward his son Gamal as a candidate for president, senior US officials said”. This statement didn’t really surprise me all that much, but it did make me think because if your warned to do something or not to do something why not listen especially if your the President you have a whole country on your hands why risk any chance. You have to be certain of what choice you‘re making.
In another source that I looked at, “Violent clashes mark protesters against Mubarak’s Rule” there was this one statement that made nod my head in agreement with the writer. It was “Several observers said the protests represented the largest display of popular dissatisfaction in recent memory, perhaps since 1977, when people across Egypt violently protested the elimination of subsidies for food and other basic goods”. This is true because this relates to my other article where the President was warned but he didn’t listen, so now people will do what ever it takes for what they want and to win.
All of this makes me think that you have to take advise whether you like it or not. It’s better to take it then regret it at the end when you can’t change what you did. What is happening in Egypt is a cry for help and a result of an action that wasn’t right to take.