Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Compassion on ration

BLUE MOON Rose
The rife concept in Egypt I have heard many allude to is that there is no justification in directing compassion towards animals when people are suffering too, as if to imply that compassion is as pragmatic a part of life as an economic budget. If that were true then the poor would be the least compassionate which is clearly a serious fallacy. Only too often the tested poor appear of a more generous and even more acceptant disposition than the rich or overly self-indulgent. Compassion can only truly exist in pure form when it retains its immeasurable attribute. If it were linked to a budget at all then it would be one of spirit rather than pocket. Often tagging along is 'Reda': an acceptance accompanied by inner peace, a blessing by all standards.

With the above in mind, how can reporters be censored for haplessly reporting what they see simply for imbuing their reports with whatever pity or compassion they feel unable to dismiss?

For true reporters there is no propaganda to consider. They report what they see, what they witness. They repeat what they are told within that context. Today, where Egypt is concerned they may even appear to be at risk for reporting atrocities with even a hint of compassion unless the compassion is sanctioned by official state.
The middle ground is at best a grey area.

Demonisation by state versus demonisation of state; pick your side or for ever say nothing more..  

Video link:  http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestory/

So many have lost loved ones, MB supporters/ anti-coup protestors/ officers/ soldiers so that as we watch on a new generation of misfits is being born.
People will in time find that nothing ever goes away, it just changes in form and that tolerating one another will prove the only safe alternative; the learning process to do so being a lengthy and arduous one. The first step is to see that those who are demonising are demonised and that there is no end to one kind of terror or another, only new beginnings.

"Egyptian activists in search of middle way for their country demand to be heard"

“We get suspicion and disapproval,” he said. “There is the suspicion among some that we are Muslim Brotherhood in disguise. Or we are bashed for being irresponsible, or told we are na├»ve for not sticking by the military.

“Our campaign is about reviving optimism. History teaches us that when dictatorships become more and more violent it’s because they have lost the grip they used to have.”

Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/egyptian-activists-in-search-of-middle-way-for-their-country-demand-to-be-heard-8777095.html

"These horrific scenes represent all sides of Egypt’s '‘state of emergency'' 'A national tragedy'  
Article in the Independent: 
 http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/egypt-crisis-a-national-tragedy-plays-out-at-cairos-stinking-mortuary-8775128.html 

And for all sides of whatever argument presents itself, a famous quote to clinch present predicament: 'oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive' 

"All parties in Egypt have overplayed their hands in the two and a half years since the fall of Hosni Mubarak in 2011."

Read more:
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/egypt-on-the-brink-of-a-new-dark-age-as-the-generals-close-in-for-the-kill-8772628.html 



If we are to dismiss the beast in favour of humanity then we need to address our own reactions or else all bear an equal share of culpability.

'An eye-for-eye and tooth-for-tooth would lead to a world of the blind and toothless'.
Disempowerment does not mean extermination nor dismissal of existence. 

 

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very nicely put! LOVE is the key :)

amiraT said...

Reply to anonymous: good to receive so rewarding a comment :) Thank you