Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Start Of The World Wide War

Please know that they shot first, when they tried to outlaw our entire culture and our way of being, when they threw us off our land.

Please understand that our only weapons were our eyes and our collective voices and when they marched on us, when they raised their clubs in rude salutes to the sun, we held up our camera phones and said over and over and over again:

The whole world is watching. 
The whole world is watching.
The whole world is watching. 

And when they were so ashamed of who they were, they wanted, needed us to close our eyes, they pepper-sprayed our faces, as we held each other close, as they revealed their true nature, to the tune of 1000, 1000 jackboots marching and we sat there and cried. 

Please know that they did their best to divide us, to tell us that where the water met the dirt we were born on was somehow sacred, that the strips of colour on the flap of fabric waving above our heads were holy, that the way the light refracted off our skins defined our character. 

They drove their cars through us in Tahir Square and they took our pensions on Wall Street and then they told us we were going to jail because we shared songs with each other. 

I know that you do not have fat, bloated middlemen, I know the dictators have fallen, I know that the gatekeepers have all faded out and you live as earthlings, undivided by imaginary borders and differences. 

Because I know I was born here on the blue electric fields, in the democracy of ideas, in the new country. 

And this is a place worth dying for.

25 comments:

Brittany said...

This is absolutely beautiful.

The photo is wonderful as well,

This world needs peace and love...

Pass it on, xo

Sara said...

I could see Tahrir square as I read the words, until I reached where you mentioned Tahrir square. I was there, I was there and reading this felt like you were there as well.

This place IS worth dying for.

Menna Tarek said...

Tahrir Square is where we shared the same songs and now we don't.

I chant alone.
I cheer alone.
I will stand there, alone.
I will be whole.

Anonymous said...

Yet again I am left speechless by the beauty of your words. One of my (many) favourites of yours.x

Anonymous said...

Fuck the sun and blue electric fields.

Anonymous said...

Fuck the gatekeepers!

Anonymous said...

The world is watching. Everyone has a right to decide who's side they're on. Bring it the fuck on!

Anonymous said...

Some of you claim to have adopted a Buddhist, Taoistic philosophy to faith, spirituality and living life in general? Aren't they supossed to strive for creating a holisitic individual and worldy peace? Such hippocrits some of you are. Don't pretend to live a faith you claim to practice in order to mask pure paganism. Simply disgusts me. Fucking gyps!

Anonymous said...

It's amazing that you come here everyday to tell us how much you can't stand us.

Anonymous said...

It's just boredom, do not confuse yourself ;)
Also, I can claim so they got into my privacy without my permission I repeat, so I can claim.

Anonymous said...

Not all of you. The ones I can't stand know who I am. They recieve my messages. Loud and clear! Over and out bitches.

Anonymous said...

What is paganism is to do that and also think is "normal" and I should keep quiet, THAT is paganism ...
It's ok, you are not real men ....
now I finally understood ... that is just not possible
It's ok.

Anonymous said...

Do you have any idea how much you could accomplish if you devoted half the time you do here to something positive in your own life?

Anonymous said...

We're talking privacy now? Yeah, ok let's talk about privacy. The floor is open.

Anonymous said...

I didn't use that phrase "who I am" for ages now, inform yourself ok??
"behind the times"

Anonymous said...

I really don't use all that time here ... you are just easy to acomplish ;)

Anonymous said...

Then you have way too much time on your hands. If you want to spend your life obsessing over someone else's, that's fine, just be aware that you're wasting yours.

Anonymous said...

who is obsessed? me? hahahaha
no way :/

Anonymous said...

don't you ever forget that time is an illusion, I have almost eternity to do so many things I wish to do ;)
That is a secret, now you know it ..

Anonymous said...

If you want to spend forever somewhere you don't like, that's your choice. Have fun and good luck.

Anonymous said...

Oh I do, I dedicate more than half of my time to something positive in my life. She's the best thing that's ever happended to me.

Anonymous said...

good for you!

Anonymous said...

He doesn't rule the world. Not in the least bit. Going to the new country? Not me, I wouldn't wish to be anywhere near him in close proximity. Not after what he did to me. My imaginary lines are already drawn. Do not cross me.

Aya adel said...

This is absolutely amazing, the way you talked about Tahrir square, when I read it, it felt so personal, and no many writers can do that, keeeeeeeeep it up! and I did put your web in my blog-list!

Anonymous said...

This was so beautiful! Thank you so much for having written this. There's a fight going on somewhere too. Where a lot of people are forcing their decisions on an innocent. She has nobody to fight along with her. She needs her fighters to be with her.Else she might just quit fighting. And that would be death for her. Emotional/physical. Death is still death.