Lunch with Feloul
In case Feloul is an uncommon term to you, its basically people who aren’t particularly in favor of the revolution that happened in Egypt. Tis fine, I’m aware of them, and to my knowledge, my father is kind of one of them? whatever.
Point is, I had lunch with some of my dads colleagues yesterday, and they were very interested in who I was going to vote for president, now that we have a run off between Shafik and Morsi (The last PM under the old regime, and the Muslim Brotherhood candidate) and although I initially was leaning towards voting Morsi, I’ve decided to abstain. They’re both terrible choices, and I honestly can’t pick the lesser of two evils, because I can’t tell who is worse. I have nothing against Morsi personally, but its a charade to believe that voting for him is as an individual, because he’s basically his party’s bitch and will do whatever they dictate.
Shafik however has always been out of the question, and I’m not about to consider him now. But this angered the men a bit about how me not voting is the same as voting for Morsi (because he’s currently leading in the polls) and I don’t think I could be any clearer that it wasn’t. Not voting means taking myself out of the process, the logic that I’m helping one side or another is irrelevant, I’m not voting so that I’m not to blame for whoever wins. Abstention isn’t carless, I’m doing it purposely because the outcome either way isn’t something I look forward to.
And then one of them said something about how the media is getting paid to paint a certain picture because the MB is rich, and that they’re cheating their way in, and I actually started to giggle. I mean its hilarious that now these people are complaining about the media, when it was all messed up before, and now when its the fairest its ever been, there is corruption. No, I’m not ill-informed, I have plenty of sources to read. I mean if anything, the American perspective is anything but the Brotherhood, so I don’t think I’m in the wrong here. I haven’t been brainwashed, I’m fully aware of both consequences, and I’m really in a situation where all I can think is fuck it all. Who ever wins has four years, and you’re sure as hell that I’m going to campaign for their opponent.
ElBaradei, where are you?