Once I finished watching Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s speech to Egyptian youths last week, I jumped out of my seat with the intent of going to the nearest doctors’ union to urge them against striking. The field marshal has succeeded in totally changing my idea about Egypt and its “ungrateful sons” who only want to take without giving anything to their beloved mother - Egypt.
The field marshal, spoke in the kind tone that only a traitor or agent would fail to notice. He said: “You need to give more than you take,” adding that this is what he tells his officers to urge them to work and serve the people. He then gave a beautiful example of a poor family whose son – upon graduating – paid them back for what they had done for him.
Those greedy doctors!
Egypt is “us” and not the state institutions which are being protected from being held accountable under excuses of confidentiality and national securityBassem Youssef