Posts Tagged ‘freedom’

 

Yes “I am with the uprising of Arab women because they don’t need men to justify their existence!”

Sardine, from Amman, Jordan.

The above is the closest translation to the original message. By the way, I am not calling for women to go stark naked in support of their rights. I just see things as a satirist, a writer and a comic artist.

This is the text that inspired the visual and that I original published on my FB page Thoughts from Within a Sardine Can:

لا، إنها لا تريد السترة! لا تريد سترتك. لا تريد جاكيتتك. لا تريد صديري بذلتك الرجولية. لا تريد قميصك الحريري. لا تريد كنزتك المصنوعة من صوف الماعز الجبلي. إنها لا تريد شيئا سوى التحرر من مخالبك. هل يمكنك أن تلبي طلبها يا أيها الرجل صاحب الشنب الرجولي والذي يكاد يتحول لاذرع شبيه باذرع الاخطبوط المتربص تحت ركام قارب غرق في بحر من الظلمات مع كل من فيه. مرة أخرى اكرر: إنها لا تريد السترة. لا تريد سترتك. إنها لا تحتاج سترتك! إستر نفسك يا من تقول عنها عورة! تمت. سيقوم كاتب هذه الفقرة التي قد يعتبرها البعض مفيدة، والبعض الأخر سيحتقرها، برسم رسمة تعبيرية مرافقة لها. نرجو من قراء السردين المعلب أن يتابعونا في الساعات القادم

I am just sticking to my guns and what I believe in as a human being! Yalla support The Uprising of Women in the Arab World now! To disagree with my way of thinking is your divine right and I don’t have the right to condemn you as you don’t have the right to condemn me.

تفكيري لا يجب أن يكون سبب تكفيري

The brave people of Egypt in the past few months have proven, once and for all, that they have the best sense of humor among Arabs.

The following photographs are photoshoped images  that spread across the internet, like wildfire, through which Egyptian creatives reflected their sense of humor,  love of comics and pop-culture, and of course courage and freedom under fire.

The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) is clinging to power neglecting the free will of Egyptians who are demanding that power be handed to a civilian governmental council until a president is democratically elected.

Hundreds of protesters have fallen and thousands injured yet many, young and old brave Egyptians, still stand their ground at Tahrir Square, where giant robots, UFOs, monsters, heroes and anti-heroes have been making an appearance, to protect their January 25 Revolution.

The first robot to appear was Mazinger Z. It is unclear if this heroic robot from Japan is with the freedom fighters of Egypt or with SCAF!

Mazinger Z’ second appearance. It hasn’t been confirmed yet if Mazinger Z actually used his Rocket Punch to hurt demonstrators, however, there are confirmed accounts of coward snipers who have been putting out the eyes of people present at Tahrir Square.

Unidentified flying objects (UFOs) than made an appearance. There are no reports of alien abductions, however, SCAF has been throwing people in jail for the most trivial of reasons: Freedom and democracy.

Another robot from Japan soon arrived to Egypt: Grendizer, manned by the heroic Duke Fleed, gave hope to thousands. The arrival of the alien robot makes us wonder if  SCAF are the minions of Vega?

The abundant use of tear gas, or the lack of as SCAF spokepersons have been trying to convince the media, brought a renowned anti-hero to the scene. What is the Goddamn Batman doing in Tahrir Square?

Another question that comes to mind with the appearance of the Dark Knight of Gotham in Tahrir Square: Are Scarecrow and Ra’s Al Ghul on SCAF’s payroll?

To the marvel of everyone present the Amazing Spiderman, probably jealous of DC’s involvement, decided to make an appearance. No Stanley Lee wasn’t there!

Another less famous robot, thanks to Michael Bay’s unimaginative re-imagining of Transformers, decided to make an appearance: Bumblebee. Shia Labeouf was probably somewhere screaming his lungs out.

There were sightings of a bizarre creature that appeared to be throwing gas bombs at panicky bystanders. It seems that SCAF is working with some rather heavy dark forces.

Someone from SCAF actually thought that slipping inside a wooden horse was a good idea. Well, it beats the election campaigns of some candidates out there. “Can you do it!” a candidate asks his doppelgänger, who answers with a smirk, “Yes, I can because I lover her!” Damn freedom you have to hire some better writers.

Ezio Auditore da Firenze from Assassins Creed wasn’t able to keep a stealthy presence. Someone took a photograph of the master assassin. I am not a gamer but I’ve watched a colleague of mine play this game at the office.

In spite of the humorous approach of these photographs what is happening in Egypt and to its brave people is tragic and I hope the Egyptians find peace and the path to democracy as soon as SCAF decides to let go of power.

A big round of applause goes to the creatives and freedom fighters who created these images :-})

I Hate Snipers

Posted: November 22, 2011 in beTwixt & beTween
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Egyptian freedom fighters and protesters have been circulating a photograph of an Egyptian lieutenant/a sharpshooter who is targeting the eyes of protesters. They have his name and address and have put out a dead or alive reward on his head.

What type of sick disposition lies behind the modus operandi of such an individual?

Putting out people’s eyes … Pure evil! God be with the brave people of Egypt and Arabs fighting for freedom.