I bet that 90% of the people who use this word do not know its literal meaning. Yet this word is used as an insult nowadays. It describes people who are routing for presidential candidate Ahmed Shafik in a pejorative aspect.
What intrigued me is that people used that term for Amr Moussa too before he lost the elections, but now these same people refer to him as more revolutionary than Shafik. No. Both of these people served the old regime, but since when did serving - or trying to serve- your country become a crime? Is this the fruit of this revolution who want equality and justice?
Ahmed Shafik tried to serve his country amidst a corrupt regime. If he was as corrupt as other people in that regime, why is the department he was in charge of the best department in Egypt at the moment?
He also accepted the risky responsibility of being prime minister during turmoil and revolutionary times. He accepted being in charge of chaos to try to serve the same people who are insulting him right now. Why did he accept this post, if not because he is responsible and servile? People will argue that he did not do anything about the turmoil, well did you people give him a chance? Is 10 days enough to make change? No.
Moses was raised by Pharaoh. Luke Skywalker is Darth Vader's son. Even if he went to the dark side for two weeks, he still prevails as good. Severus Snape was a Deatheater before being part of The Order of The Phoenix. Tyrion Lannister is , well a Lannister. These examples prove my point that no one is perfect, but being part of a corrupt system does not make you corrupt. I took Tyrion as an example, he is the best comparison to Shafik. To those of you who do not know who he is, Tyrion is the dwarf son of a cruel corrupt family called the Lannisters. During times of war his father, Tywin, appointed him as Hand ( the same post as prime minister). He helped the people by being the mastermind behind a war victory, he diminished taxes, augmented guards in the city. Yet, he was called "a demon monkey". Ahmed Shafik suffered the exact same thing, and is being called a shoe as Tyrion was called a demon monkey.
Enough vandalism, insults, and blind reproaches. Be civilized and educated. Make a change.
Hassan A. Madkour