From the archive of Abdelrahim Ali

The strife of the January 25 and June 30 revolutions

Abdelrehim Aly

Attempts to cause strife among the people of the same homeland did not work with the Egyptians. They tried with us the strife of Muslims and Christians, and we proved that we are one people living in one homeland, indivisible. They tried the strife of the remnants and revolutionaries, then soldiers and civilians, but none of them found any benefit, and whoever promoted the two ideas lost his reputation and became a slander for everyone who came and went.

Now they are trying with us the strife of the two revolutions, January 25, 2011 and June 30, 2013. They will not stop their attempts, and the goal is one, which is to seek to cause division among the Egyptians to facilitate their penetration. There is no success for any external attempts that want to undermine this country, except by creating division among the Egyptians. Nothing but division will allow the enemies of the nation to enter through its door to destroy us.

We have studied in political science that the revolution, any revolution, needs two conditions to become mature, complete, verifiable, and succeed in reaching its goals. The first is the objective circumstance. It means that the social conflict in any country has reached the point of no return through difficult economic and social conditions suffered by the vast majority of the people in return for a privileged minority in the wealth that is monopolized by it, in addition to a blockage of any political horizon for change through the acquisition of power and wealth by specific political forces or a specific social class together. They are protected by repressive devices that prevent violating their privileges.

The second is the availability of a subjective circumstance, defined in mature national forces of change that have a clear national project for change and a broad popularity that qualifies them to lead if the revolution takes place and the people take to the streets to demand their rights.

With the availability of these two circumstances, the full moon of the revolution will be completed and its light will be spread throughout the country, and its great goals will be achieved. The question is, can we provide an objective assessment of what the Egyptian people did on January 25 and June 30 in light of what we have said?

The answer is, yes, we can subject events to this kind of scientific and objective analysis.

With regard to the January 25 revolution, a mature objective circumstance was provided for it par excellence. Corruption, social injustice, and attempts to monopolize wealth and power reached their maximum levels, with the absence and blockage of any prospect for political change. But did it have a mature subjective circumstance? We say with a full mouth: no, the subjective circumstance was not available for the January revolution, as there were no ready and mature political forces to lead that great revolution, which made it prey in the hands of the fifth column with its two wings, the extremist Islamist and the liberal Americanized, so the revolution lost Its content, and its enemies kidnapped it, until we brought it and them to June 30, the day when the great people of Egypt rose up against conditions more severe than those for which they revolted on January 25. But this time, the people’s living and patriotic forces, formed from political forces and national institutions such as the army, the police and the media, and institutions such as Al-Azhar and the Church, were strongly present according to a clear future map to capture the fruits of the revolution and push it towards its goals, which are a complement to the goals of their first revolution, that revolution that was betrayed on January 25.

As we move forward towards the map of the future, the counter-revolutionary forces are gradually becoming clear, which are trying to impede the process of construction and development by creating a kind of pressure sometimes and extortion at other times, not to mention the clear terrorism that takes the lives of our sons among officers and soldiers of the army and police every day, in an attempt to disrupt our path, supported by giant external forces trying to break the Egyptian will. Therefore, the duty of the moment determines that we draw clear and dividing lines between the sons of the revolutions of January 25 and June 30 and a group of the sons of the fifth column who are standing by, not for the revolutions of January 25 or June 30, in an attempt to distort the first as nothing but a conspiracy, not distinguishing between the concept of a popular revolution that did not have a mature subjective circumstance, so it was kidnapped, and between the concept of conspiracy, and the second as a coup against legitimacy, not distinguishing between a complete revolution against political forces of a special composition, protected by the army, and the concept of military coups.

It has become imperative for us to conduct an objective dialogue, between us and the younger generations, in which terms and names are defined, in pursuit of objective unity, between the spectra of the January 25 and June 30 revolutions, as they are the path of one revolution, accomplished by a great people and protected by a strong national army. Are we doing so?