We offer observations on the human condition from a 24 year old mind trapped in an 84 year old body.
NOBODY ASKED ME BUT
Hug by mom is like being hugged by God.
Fewer workers and more work in modern America.
“Greed” is the modern American disease.
Whatever happened to motorcycle guys?
Modern Americans gaze at machines all day long.
I chronicle the story of America.
America has shifted from “we” to “I.”
I do not see as many pony tails on female heads.
K-12 is free, why not college?
I feel oppressed if the toilet does not flush.
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As you recall there once was a thing we term, the Arab Spring. As you recall the streets of Cairo were filled with hundreds of thousands protesting corruption in their government and a dictatorship run for the benefit of those who run the Egyptian army. Brave young men and women risked their lives in order to bring some semblance of democracy to their land. However, the Egyptian armed forces enjoy the comfort of robbing their nation in order to ensure they live a life of comfort and wealth. Former President Hosni Mubarak became a millionaire as did his sons. Just about every Egyptian general has a nice bank account. The initial need was to place Hosni in jail in order to pacify crowds in the street. Of course, Hosni never actually went to a “jail.” Neither did his sons. General Sisi, his former buddy is now President of Egypt and we can be certain that he is either, or shortly will becomes a millionaire.
The “trial” of Hosni and his sons was finally held. It lasted but a few hours and Judge Mahmoud Rashidi virtually apologized for even having a trial. Hosni is back in his mansion and so are his sons in their mansions. Life has returned to normal in Egypt. Spring has become the winter of discontent– for protesters, not for military rulers.
About sixty years ago when the Egyptian military was in charge of the country, women enjoyed a powerful role in the goal of creating a modern society. They walked around without head coverings, they attended college, served in government posts, and were no longer compelled by their parents to undergo genital mutilation. That was then, today is now. The old ways of compelling young girls to undergo Genital Female Circumsicion FGM has returned with a vengeance. Dr. Raslan Fadl, an Islamic cleric was acquitted in a court of law of the crime of mutilating 13 year old Sohair al Bata’a. After all, he is a doctor, and doctors are entitled to a few mistakes such as causing the death of a teenager.
According to the doctor, his problems stem from “those dogs rights groups.” You know, western infidels who seek to prevent the forced ceremony that cuts into the female body in order to make sex a sense of hurt in order to halt any woman from engaging in adultery. A UN report insists this practice is now common among Egyptian females, age 15-40. I guess modernity had not yet arrived in ancient Egypt.
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