Pops the Bubble of the
American Dream of Freedom
JULY 2011: Dr. Sabri g. Bebawi, a native born Egyptian now living in the United States, just released his book titled A Dream is Just That: An Interminable Journey from Egypt to America, in which he cleverly compares the cultures of the United States to that of Egypt and the rest of the world. He believes people in America are not as free as they believe because they are enslaved by financial debt, muffled in speech by not being able to speak out to managers in fear of losing their job, and for many live in the shadow of corporate abuse. “Quite honestly, I had had enough of political correctness and I needed a message to go out that we must not tolerate the intolerable,”
“In spite of the political and religious turmoil, I believe that growing up in Egypt had a positive impact on me, most significantly on developing a sense of social responsibility that, sadly, many of us, not only in America, but throughout the world, lack,” said Dr. Bebawi during a recent interview. “When one lacks that sense of being socially responsible, a domino effect of negative characteristics ensue, such as unreasonable sense of entitlement, lying, cheating, abusing, and selfishness.”
A Dream is Just That is a compelling collection of stories about his childhood, then coming to America and witnessing first-hand the dichotomy of ideology and reality. His book is a straight forward and honest account of the American culture, as viewed by a native born foreigner. It enables those born and raised here in the United States to take a reflective look at what our values are, and how we are perceived by others. The stories contained all play out as scenes rather than chapters, forming an indelible image of a sobering reality based on his observations.
A Dream is Just That: An Interminable Journey from Egypt to America, is available on Amazon and many online retailers.
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