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” I write (I’m revolt)”: Egypt author Alaa el Aswany

Why do I write the text of alaa el aswany, author of ” the yacoubian building ” and ” I ran to the Nile ” to which I added a note between interlude (I’m revolt)

” I write (I’m revolt) because the difference between what we have and what we deserve has become unbearable.

I write (I’m revolt) because I don’t agree: I am against what is happening, against injustice, dictatorship, religious extremism, hypocrisy, corruption and oppression.

I write (I revolt) to create my world of mine, and share my world with my readers…

I write (I revolt) to create a life that looks like our daily life but is deeper, more meaningful and more beautiful. (More just, fair and equitable?)

Through my characters, I try to show that we are different in skin color, religion, social class and culture, but we are all first human beings with the same feelings, dreams and suffering.

Mothers love their children in the same way, two young people love each other in the same way, children laugh and cry the same way.

In fact, we are all made the same way but we often forget this truth.

I write (I’m revolt) to transmit the voice of the people who suffer, people who are marginalized and forgotten by everyone.

I write (I’m revolt) because the world is divided, but not between Muslims and western people as George Bush believed, nor between white and non-White people as Donald Trump believes.

Our world is divided between those who remain human and those who become inhuman. (Elite classes who transcended the human nature to become above human suffering and needs? Sort of Demi-Gods in privileges)

On the human side, we find artists, children, mothers, ordinary people who work honestly to earn a living, live and raise their children.

On the cruel side, there are all those who see life in numbers and not in values, all those who practice hate and not compassion and care.

All those who dehumanize others, who do not see them as human beings but as elements belonging to a hostility group, Jews, Arabs, Muslims, eastern species, or west.

On the cruel side, there are arms sellers, war general, terrorists, Kings of the multi-national companies, western politicians who support dictatorships for the economic interests of their country…

They are the hypocrites, liars and the intellectuals who sold themselves to the dictatorship.

I write (I revolt) because literary beauty never exists in the void, but in the defense of human values (dignity, compassion, care, community association…)

I write (I revolt) for all these reasons “. (and even more)

Notes and tidbits on FB and Twitter. Part 61

La France parlementaire de la République III, d’entre les deux guerres, ne fonctionait pas: Le premier minister était convoqué personnellement en moyenne de 26 fois par mois, sans compter les ministers. Comment dans ces cas un executive pouvait faire quelque chose?

La République V de De Gaulle, qui existe toujours, a drastiquement réforme’ le system.

Les blés anciens ainsi que le riz étaient beaucoup plus nutritive. Le blé blanc les a remplacé. Et on se demande pourquoi nos corps sont intolerant a beaucoup d’aliments.

The Islamic WC (toilet), hard for the elder people, is available in the 5 continents and in every mosque: It is called  “Turkish WC” by the French, Greek WC by the Turks, Bulgar WC by the Greek, Chinese WC by the Japanese…

To avoid hemorrhoids and diverticula, adopt the stooping position as in the Islamic WC. If you insist on using the western throne position for defecating, raise your legs by posing your feet on a stool so that the intestine is in direct straight position for quick and totally satisfying experience

Trump promises jobs for Americans to build weapons for Saudi Monarchy that enabled 9/11 murderers and blocked FBI investigation of 9/11 crimes

It is difficult to admit that all the experiences and wisdom we acquired can vanish at death. At least, I like to believe that conscious survives. Most probably, life is like an off/on interrupter. I never installed this kind of on/off alternatives on Apple products (Steve Jobs)

There are plenty of geniuses in human history and in all kinds of disciplines. Rare are those geniuses who could invent (intuition) and do the demonstration also.

One common traits among those rare geniuses is that they had to write down what they discovered in two versions: 1. A version for their own benefit translating their mental processes for ease recollection when re-read, and 2. A version for publication to satisfy the rational processes for the period

Anti-biotics are produced by intensive growth of particular bacteria in huge water containers: it is bacteria that generate antibiotics

The funny part, I have opted Not to drive for many years now.

From the outside, History looks like a succession of dynasties and political events. History is an independent discipline: philosophy and politics  are branches.

The objective of history is to define human civilization and the social, economic and cultural events, taken in their totality, as a system.

Taking a good look from the inside, history is meant to accede to truth, to explain the causes and origins of the facts. (Ibn Khaldoun)

Zaki avait une facon ensorcelante de faire l’amour. Il remplassait par l’experience la vigueur de la jeunesse, comme un vieux footballeur compense par une grande technique son manque de souplesse. From “L’Immeuble Yacoubian” de Alaa el Aswany

La liberté ne vient pas de l’homme en tant qu’il est, mais en tant qu’il n’est pas, en tant que fini et limité. Est-ce que l’unique fondement de l’être est la liberté?

Qu’ est ce que cela veut dire? Former une volonté de réflechir a tout ce qui atteint sa pensée? A établir un courage d’exprimer sa pensée réflechit? Même si son libre arbiter est détraqué?

L’hypothése du Malin Génie: l’homme est une négation pure. Le doute de l’humain atteint tout ce qui est en dehors de sa pensée. Et de pouvoir s’échapper á toutes les tromperies.

O combien rare: On veut être libre mais on succombe fréquemment au régne de la communauté.

Seule les femmes qui portent l’eau á une grande distance connaissent la valeur de chaque goute.

On average, we defecate about 250 gm per day. 3/4 of the weight is water. 1/3 of the compact matter is of bacteria, 1/3 of fiber that couldn’t be digested and 1/3 is constituted of cholesterol, medicine, and artificially colored products…
In one hour, our organs consume 100 Watts bulb. We salivate about one litter a day. The total surface of our small intestine is 7 km long
Les souffrances qui ne se voient pas physiquement sont lampées dans “Get over it
Si le monde occidental s’est developé, après tant de crises et de calamites, c’ est qu’il a adopté le concept de Dieu incarné en l’homme Jésus: Si Dieu n’existe pas, Jésus a-il- existé?
Chasing after anyone or anything demands plenty of energy. The source of that energy is Temporary Insanity.
Le monde imaginaire dans lequel je vivais, enfant bourgeois, ne recevait du monde reel aucun démenti aux contes des mythologies. Ces Histoires de passions se renforcérent avec l’âge. Un vieillard á une belle jeune actrice: “Quel malheur, Mademoiselle, de voir une chose si belle quand on va mourrir”.




May 2021

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