Egyptian blogger Sandmonkey spins out a poetic vision of the future via Twitter.
I'm tagging this "Poetry" because Tweets (140 characters) remind me of haiku (17 sylables) or sonnet form (14 lines). I know Ruchira (and others, I'm sure) has an aversion to Twitter, but think of it liquor or hot sauce -- an occasional taste won't hurt.
Besides, I have no idea who "frymaster" is but his spontaneous Palin cheer ("Follow Sandmonkey. He can see the future from his house!") was an inspiration.
postapocalyptic movies show a future where pollution is everywhere, no state control, random violence & good shortages.
so, the question becomes, since we do meet all of these criterion, how will the postapocalypse look like in egypt exactly?
And why are we not selling the world on "postapocalyptic tourism" to Egypt? Experience the Future, come to Egypt! :D
I would pioneer postapocalyptic tourism...I would take the tourists to Giza square & leave them there for 3 hours... That shud do it!
The Rapture talks about a time when the best people go to heaven & all that are left are the rest to live in misery & fight each other. hmm.
Dear Western countries, Egypt is not turning into an Islamic state. We are going the faithless route. Just watch us!
The Islamists have no executive power, can't control the streets, & can't enforce their will. They are getting that, will try anyway & fail.
Meanwhile, our government is being run by merchants who don't understand what economy means or the scope of the country they are ruling.
The Secualrists are not becoming any more organized, but they are becoming more determined, & understand that terrorist attacks are coming
Segmentation is taking lace, localization of people into their areas is happening, people are not leaving their neghbourhoods more & more
Everyone is expanding their local neighbourhood network, due to secuirty concerns & traffic, & go out more there..
This localization & informal neighborhood networks are forcing people to think about their neighbourhoods first & work on them..
Soon, the informal local networks will replace the government support on the ground, & replace it in most functions..
Those networks will form coordinators, who will link up with other coordinators, & a true social & political movment will emerge...
But until then there will be no parties, no politics, & no government. Also, call me crazy, but art will be the only way to unify us.
Many of you can't see it from all the beards, but a dynamic egypt is being built right now.
We are doing it the hard way, but it's happening And the best part, it is happening without our interference or guidance, organically, & none of us twitter activist will matter.
All those symbols, all of those leaders, all of them on all sides will not survive next year. People will look for those who do the work.
Those who do the work will have local networks that can function & mobilize their areas... those will lead us, not those in the media.
I see a truly amalgamted culture forming, I see mindsets changing, I see the future, & it doesn't belong to the Islamists at all..