There’s a golden fundamentalist rule that says you cannot attribute statements to he who remains silent and that his silence can still indicate a declaration. In other words, if someone keeps to himself and remains silent, no one can attribute any words to him. However, if this same person is asked a question but keeps silent or if he calls for something and keeps silent, then his silence indicates something. Although his silence in the first case doesn’t indicate a stance, his silence in the latter case sends a message and makes a declaration.
Let’s take this idea into consideration when viewing the electoral scene where inaction and a lack of enthusiasm appeared from the very beginning and which only became energetic after resorting to means of persuasion and intimidation. We may not be exaggerating if we say that the beginning - that is the first day of the elections - indicated a declaration which must not be ignored - a declaration which represents the spontaneous expression of the position of the society or its wide segments. However the declaration made during the last two days of the elections was different as it indicated the authority’s capability to influence social behavior and formulate political phenomena. So the declaration made during the first day expressed the society’s position while the declaration made during the other two days expressed the authority’s capability.
Where were the June 30 supporters?
The problem of politics in our country is that it’s no good at listening to peopleDr. Fahmy Howeidy