"Which is better, to be born in an advanced country, or to be born in a non-advanced country?
The second answer is the correct one. Why?
Because a person who is born in an advanced country will take every advantage for granted, he will make no effort to obtain his rights. But in a non-advanced country you will fight to obtain your rights and to make your country better, you will feel the sweetness of victory."
I heard these words years ago, but I only felt them these days.
No one can describe the proud and happiness that fill the hearts of millions of Egyptians and Arabs in Egypt, Arab countries and around the world. It's a historical achievement compared to the greatest and most proud revolutions of peoples. The people decided to change the regime, and the people changed the regime.
Along thousands of years, Egypt was ruled by "god" rulers, "sons of gods", kings, and militant rulers. Few were just rulers, some were good and many were oppressors, but none of them was chosen by the Egyptian people. Even in the 1952 revolution, when the king of Egypt was overthrown, it was a movement that came from the army then supported by the people. But now, for the first time since the time of the Pharaoh, it's made by the Egyptian people and then supported by the army.
It's a great revolution that revealed to the world the real Egyptian. Positive, Civilized, Peaceful, United, Immovable, Brave, Technological and even Humorous are all descriptions of those who made this revolution succeed..
Positive: For years, young men were considered as useless and negative who don't have a perspective for the future. Elder were totally surprised of what young men have achieved in 18 days.
Civilized: Over 2 million Egyptians existed in Tahrir Square and nearby streets, and other millions protested in streets of Egypt. In 25th Jan, protesters offered flowers and clapped hailing the men of police. Ground under their feet was perfectly clean. No harassment was made against any girl or woman. Hotels and restaurants were safe. Some mega stores were stolen by thieves and some police corrupt members, but the noble people returned the stolen goods. Protesters in Tahrir square shared food, drink and sleeping tents. Female protesters were hosted in the apartments of the neighborhood.
Peaceful: Protesters around Egypt chanted repeatedly: "Peaceful demonstrations!" and they were truly peaceful! The clashes happened only when the hired men of the regime went down to the streets to fight and kill the peaceful protesters. But when those hired men disappeared, violence disappeared.
United: Demonstrations started on 25th Jan by hundreds of young men and young women who are members on social network groups, but by the end of the day all social classes shared in the demonstrations. Young and old, male and female, rich and poor, employed and unemployed, urban and rural, computer experts and ignorants, Muslim and Christian. Egyptian people was united for the first time since long years on one target.
Immovable & Brave: Along the 18 days, I thought with every new sunrise that protesters will give up and return home, but they never. They faced rubber bullets, tear gas bombs, Molotov cocktails, whips, horses, camels, stones and arrests. Over 300 were killed, many lost their eyes, and many were injured, but they never gave up. Doctors in the Field Hospital in Tahrir square tell about young men who were injured and healed many times, every time they return after receiving medical treatment to defend with their companionship!
Technological: Facebook and Twitter were the main motivation of the revolution by providing the tools for young men to gather, exchange perspectives, share images and videos, and plan to marches. Also, cellphones were eyes and ears that made the world see the crimes of the regime against protesters that lead at the end to light up the excitement of protesters.
Humorous: Egyptian is known for his sense of humor, even when he is changing the dictator regime and making a revolution he is making jokes. Funny scenes were made inside Tahrir square mocking the symbols of corruption and bad life circumstances. Jokes spread also on Facebook, Twitter and among normal people. An Egyptian will always be an Egyptian. :)
It is a great revolution that will inspire mankind for decades. I am proud to live on this land, at this time, and to be a member of this generation that started a revolution that will change, maybe, the whole world forever.