The quicker events transpire, the slower you ought to judge. However, as I watch people and happenings, there’s this one fact that a foreign correspondent mentioned which is how Egyptians tend to see completely different versions of reality. This is outrageously evident, and it is a such a challenge, on that kind of scale, for my understanding of history, psychology and sociology.
Many people who are far better judges and thinkers than I am (like Fadel Soliman – he’s made a quick analysis that I urge you all to ponder upon, in spite of the fact that I think it’s a bit early) who started making speculations regarding ‘what went wrong’, but this different reality thing is very straining to my senses, and I am waiting for a serious study that would dare to tackle this confounding phenomenon.
Right now as I am writing this, people in some parts of Egypt are being killed. And that reality monster thing exposes itself so revoltingly when eye witnesses or allegedly very trusted statements give, not only conflicting, but downright opposite accounts of what’s happening! There were countless other occurrences on TV and social media over the previous days.
This is the definition of hopelessness. This is a twisted kind of bipolar infliction that is extending throughout an entire country. It is unbelievable. I remember our Prophet’s description: like dark pieces of the night. In the dark, you actually could get confused and call one object by two completely different names.
He knew, peace be upon him.
Other than what I just wrote, I’m withdrawing any judgments (this was never a politics blog anyway). I think as the next few weeks unfold, major thought changers may well take place.
May Allah protect everyone.