Trigger Warning!
This world is a fucked-up, traumatizing, and hateful place. I live in this world, and so my words, experiences, and thoughts are birthed from within it. Further, it should come to no surprise that this blog will detail many of these fucked-up things in graphic detail. Fortunately, resilience is what I do, and I try my hardest to ferment inspiration from the darkest parts of my life. It's time to confront, it's time to resist, and of course... it's time to win.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

City of the Walking Dead

May 8, 2008

Cairo, is Egypt's ancient city for the dead. It is now occupied by tens of thousands of squatters. Stones previously used as tombs, now makes desks, beds, chairs, and TV stands. Becoming poorer and poorer, these squatters have been forced to settle in this graveyard like sanctuary. It at first seems amazing that the same place where once the richest and proudest of a past civilization would go to set their travels, into many other worlds beyond our own, is now being used as housing by this civilization's poor and alienated. But then it dawns on me, these squatters were previously living in the mass urban slum villages that are currently being torn down and replaced with corporate western shopping malls. This is not amazing, it is just another gross attempt at gentrification. Soon, Cairo will be known as the city of the walking dead, as thousands of squatters began fighting for what little resources are left for them.

-Jayson Tx

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