I was having a little chat with my fellows in the Egyptian Bloggers Online Café and they suggested a debate about how can politics and politicians (or in short, the government) just put their print on the way people deal with each other.
This is actually what I’m trying to compare in my blog here, Politics and the Society. I guess that if scientists compare societies with monarchies with each other they will reach to some similarities, and the same with republics. Why? This is the question.
It is supposed that people give politicians the sacred right of ruling them (usually in means of voting), they believe in them in a way or another even if they all the time complain of them (for different reasons with respect to the country). There are different kinds of ruling, or administrations. Ruling is usually used with dictatorial countries, and administration is often used with democratic countries, with some exceptions of course.
There some keywords which are very effective in evaluating the relation between the society and the politicians’ world. Money and power and the relation between them, then connected to this relation the factors of justice and human rights. The value of the human life. One of the things which make me hate the west is the variation in the value of human life. They made a big campaign for the soldiers killed in Iraq, while the talk for the Iraqis’ killed were like 0.01% of the Americans. Another factor to talk of…double measures (or triple or whatever number, too sick to count).
Freedom, the relation between the police and the society. The measure of love and hate between the two. (Compare USA and France normal police system).
Returning back to the society. If I talk about the Egyptian society, I can say a lot. Many Egyptians complain about how Egyptians became so bad, not like before and this blah blah blah talk. If I talk about it superficially, I may reach the who’s first end, the hen or the egg. But let’s be objective, the middle-class, higher an lower, and the low-classes’ morals changed a lot after the 1952 overthrow, though the change had a high rate in the last blessed 25 years. The question now, is it obvious that politics reflect on the society in a way or another? I say that whenever the politicians were away from people in a way or another, the relation becomes way more obvious than the way things go in democratic countries. The people are in the weaker side, they are the more affected, unlike democratic countries when usually the people affect the others. Maybe in democratic countries what affect the people is the economic policies placed by the government.
Sorry for the constantly off-topic approaches. Egyptians see injustice in a very high scale unlike before the overthrow. Injustice which not eliminated even by the power of Judges. The only hope for the poor which are the Judges is not sufficient to deliver them their lost rights. Not to mention the inhumane treatment and humiliations from all the governmental institutions. Just ask any normal Egyptian how he is treated when completing one of the many paper cycles required for fulfilling a certain need, how does the bureaucracy turn the human-being to just a paper. (Literally, in pensions for example, seniors need to get an official document which proves that they are still alive). How can you imagine that all this corruption, all this humiliation, all this injustice, from all those traitors living in this country to not affect the normal busted human being? When someone asks for his rights, they went to hell named jails while in detention, usually with statements ordering the Minister of Hell to let go of these people. Even when they return back to the society, they turn back as monsters, they turn back as half-humans full of hatred and rage to destroy stability, which President Mubarak always wish for, stability.
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