210 days ago, Egyptians showed the world what people power can do, amassing protesters in the millions to successfully oust their corrupt dictator. To this day, Egypt’s brave freedom fighters haven’t given up their bid for democracy.
Not wanting their revolutionary struggles to end up simply swapping one gun-toting tyrant for another, demonstrators held a mass rally in Cairo today, pressuring Egypt’s temporary leaders – the military – to keep their promises of political reform.
Watching from the outside, seeing how hard regular people have to fight to for freedom, really shows us how we cannot take for granted the rights and powers we already have. Instead, when it comes to civil liberties and democracy, we must use them to the fullest, or we risk losing them entirely.
So don’t just shirk your responsibility. Take action on the issues you care about. It doesn’t even have to involved a major issue, like poverty, war or human rights violations. Just find a wrong that, when righted, will make the world a better place. Then make your voice as loud as it can be. Speak your mind through as many channels as you can find.
That is what democracy is all about.