Flatterers and yes-men are doing Egypt a disservice.
President El-Sisi has a genuine and ambitious goal to modernize and stabilize the state, but there are too many sycophants in key positions.
Egyptian hypocrites and sycophants are adept at occupying key positions and competing with one another to voice insincere, fabricated narratives. As a result, challenges that may have been containable at the outset expand and escalate, becoming more complicated because of their hypocritical input. Additionally, this segment of Egyptians has been discredited; the more they express their opinions, the worse things become. Many of our regional political conflicts could have been settled easily before their interference, which only serves to fuel up issues - and eventually hurt our position. Some argue that Egyptians are not good at teamwork and therefore need a solo-leader supported by hypocrites and sycophants. Whether we like it or not, these well-placed deceitful citizens eventually influence and shape Egyptian society; people come to believe that, as "celebrities," they are a model to be emulated. Not only are they bluffing society by misguiding citizens on a number of critical issues, but their media noise prevents us from devising better solutions to our challenges. Others claim that qualified executives are governing Egypt; they are the ones who are truly in power, while the hypocrites and sycophants only play the role of reinforcers. Meanwhile, Egyptians with genuine perspectives and good substance tend to shy away to avoid harassment by these ignorant but influential citizens. Furthermore, the phenomenon of unqualified citizens leading and dominating the nation discourages many Egyptians from advancing their knowledge. Egyptian hypocrites and sycophants often claim that they are carrying out their superiors' instructions. Nevertheless, when these minions dominate the entire working field, there can be no valuable outcomes. Egypt certainly has highly qualified citizens who could more usefully occupy many key state positions. If the Egyptian state truly wants our nation to progress, it needs to enable them to govern - and make sure to distance all phony flatterers. * Mohammed Nosseir, a liberal politician from Egypt, is a strong advocate of political participation and economic freedom. Twitter: @MohammedNosseir
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|Publication:||Arab News (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)|
|Date:||Nov 10, 2017|
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