speaking on shaky grounds about rights…

‘It is always easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them. ‘ Alfred Adler


A couple of days ago I tagged along with a friend of mine who was going to renew his residency, I thought why not go and change a day of my week? What we found when we reached there was something that really upset me. There were protesters with weapons, sticks and stuff, standing in front of the building and they were preventing anyone from entering, and there were no police to intervene at this shocking scene. There was something else that made me kind of, well, not scared, but… I can’t describe it, but it was provoked by what I read from those people’s expressions, the closest I can describe it is by saying that they appeared almost like zombies, no trace of intelligence and they didn’t know what they were doing, they are just protesting. The place had no political advantages what so ever, I asked why they were doing this? And the answer was ‘They won’t let people in unless they open the high court’

The building was for people who want to renew their passports and their residencies… so what leverage are they expecting to get from having those revolutionaries wannabees standing and threatening people, foreign people mostly, from entering the place?

This incident has also reminded me of another one which happened at that place, in which a reporter got harassed by protesters. They shout rights, they are fighting for principles they don’t have.

There is no be and it shall be by human’s hands, you want your rights, try to live up to them. It is easy to protest, far easier than to seek education, work and help to inspire. I’ll try my best to do my part, I may not succeed in my time, but, I hope to inspire those who will accomplish what I wish for in their time, and maybe that’s what we all exactly need to do, to work for the next generation’s lives instead of ours.



  1. jkvegh · December 14, 2012

    Good for you for speaking out on this. What happens here in the U.S. is both sides stand on opposite sides like they are playing a game. They shout at each other and no one listens. It is absurd. Absolutely absurd. And does it ever work? No. But people still play the game.

    • ahamin · December 14, 2012

      There are those who protested and learned that it is useless, they change and go a different way, but to stay and do the same thing over and over… Zombies, I tell you.

  2. Sakuraandme · December 15, 2012

    Morning Amin! I detest politics as much as I do religion! Who’s right, You or them?Because They think they are! I can’t stand people refringing on another persons rights! Rights to go about their business without fear of retribution, on those rights! Protesting has been around for decades and usually consists of uni-students and dole bludgers! In Australia that means the unemployed! Sorry your friend got caught in a crowd of no hopers! No wander I love weekend in the country;) ……Paula x

    • ahamin · December 16, 2012

      I don’t mind the diversity in your political thoughts or your religious believes, but don’t do something stupid in their name. You are right, uni and dole unemployed are the main ppl found in those mass.
      Today I went to take my own residency, the place was open and everything but the people are still there, they are camping outside and, check this out, they are selling stuff now, clothes and so. They tarnished what a revolution should represent. You want rights, go work for them and please understand it will take time.

      Thanks Paula for your thoughts 🙂

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