I am a concern ordinary citizen of the country you are all play-makers of. Please give this note a though as you get on your mark and get ready for the presidential race.
We are living in a nation where the most corrupt is most powerful, most violent is most influential, most vulgar is most respected. We are living in a nation where justice is unjust and just a joke, where criminals stay beyond the law and victims left in agony. We are living in a nation where respect and understanding is long gone and insulting and enmity are ruling our thoughts. We are living in a nation where basic needs are sold for votes and votes sold for bread, and monkeys in human form get elected as our representatives. We are living in a nation where infanticides are too often, and those born raped by father and the system flogs the child. We are living in a nation where income is just a small amount of what has to be spent just to stay alive. We are living in a nation where basically everything is screwed up, chaos instruct the next move, policies and regulation doesn’t go along, and where the system is totally failed.
You may already know this, you may have already addressed these issues and maybe you will speak of these often again. Sometimes you know deep inside you are fooling us all and yes, you are winning.
But if you are really concerned about glory for people, then do something to change this. We people need proper civic education and understand our roles and responsibilities in a democracy.
Democracy doesn't give the right to anyone to defame the other, utter filth in public or damage public properties. Democracy doesn't force anyone to deny shaking-hands or greet one another. Democracy as I know is an excellent principal taught to us by our prophet Muhammad (pbuh) himself as “Wa’annahum baina shu’oorahum”, and gives us a satisfactory framework to gain many rights and seek justice, peace and freedom.
I have given many thoughts about why everyone of you speaks like an angel but acts like a devil’s advocate. I have not yet succeeded finding an answer as all I see is deliberate ignorance from you, making our lives harder in the name of different ‘ideas’. But I don’t give up hope, for I know Allah will enlighten your hearts and bestow his blessing upon those who are true to his cause, and destroy those against.
My message is simple; please don’t fool us for fools can be more harmful as enemies. Create a just environment for us and those to come. Reconstruct the fractured structures and fix the system. By then you can claim yourself smart knowing that you are winning a true heart, not a fools heart.
I shall write to you again, soon, with more concerns.
Hasan A. Hilmy
(A concerned citizen)