The other day, I was talking to an acquaintance who is working on his PhD at a university in Egypt. He is an engineering student, and working on his dissertation in the area of robotic sciences. As you know, Egypt has gone through some hardships in the recent past since the Arab Spring, and the fall of the Mubarak Regime. It has been utter chaos, and many of Egypt's strongest industries have been hurt, and unemployment is even higher than it was before. It will take a little while until their economy gets back going again and things stabilize.
So, what message can an American give to an Egyptian, or what sorts of condolences can we give now at a time like this, in the middle of their elections determining their future fate? Well, at first I was not sure, not really sure what to say, I mean what can you say when you live in the greatest nation ever created in the history of manankind, and you watch another nation, an emerging nation trying to get a foothold on liberty and freedom, while at the same time battling the status quo, and a large portion of society which is moving with religious zealotry?
Well, I was not deterred, so I gave it my best shot, and here's what I said;
“I hope all is well, or at least getting better there in Egypt, everyone in the US hopes that things will calm down and social stability will come to fruition. all on the Internet. I suppose our news here is a little different and sometimes watered down, while giving a different perspective, but everyone here wants economic success for Egypt, and for “ALL” Egyptians to be happy and live fulfilled and prosperous lives. ”
Okay so, I'm not sure if I speak for all Americans but I certainly speak for our nation's caring thoughts at this present joke in Egypt in history. Most all Americans want to see people living in freedom and prosperity.
It is hard for Americans to understand, while living in the land of abundance as we do, some the things that other people have to go through on a daily basis. I hope my acquaintance understands that Americans do care about Egyptians, we do watch the news, and we hope that only good things come forth in their future. Indeed I hope you will please consider all this and think on.