A Return To Tahrir?
There is a LOT of first time protesters here in #Tahrir today. Morsi's constitutional declaration was a breaking point.
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#1 Nov 28, 2012
The key point to understand here is that Egyptian society and political culture are coming of age. Just as Latin America, once a haven for corruption, no longer easily tolerates corruption today, so brutal repression in the Arab world will no longer go easily unchallenged. The Arab Spring has changed not just governments but the way government itself works, much as Gorbachev and perestroika re-invented the political traditions of Russia.
For the time being evil forces like the Muslim Brotherhood seek to misdirect popular frustrations by using Israel or the West as a scapegoat. But Morsi overplayed his hand and got Mubarak's medicine. It is my dearest hope that oppressed groups like Muslim women and Coptic Christians use the new freedoms to create a rift in society by challenging old wrongs.
Egypt needs to steer away from jihadists and toward a civil dissension similar to America's turmoil in the 1960's.
Since: Oct 12
#2 Nov 30, 2012
Well, I had a chance of visiting Cairo, some two years before. It was my first visit and had no adequate information about Egyptians, except mere speculation which is biased.
Unlike, my expectation, I found Egyptians to be friendly and well coming. For me they are quite diffrent from what we normally call 'Arab life Style'. I felt the people more westernized and when I hear the protest against Mubarak, I was not surprised. Infact the people started to oppose Mubarek long before Tunisians strike.
Why I expected the protest? It is due to my observation that the people actually wished moden democratic state, rather than the traditional islamic rule. The people is like Westernized Arab rather than the people there in Saudi Arebia. For me, I didn't see any fundamentalist movement.
In short, Egyptians are not rich like their arab neighbours, but they are educated, liberal and civilized. They certainly need a government that would bring changes to the interest of the people. It is my dream that this people finally get the freedom it has sacrified since the first anti-mubarek protest. Strong people, deserves modern leadership.
#3 Nov 30, 2012
Another pointless "revolution".
Since: Oct 12
#4 Nov 30, 2012
No! I am optimistic rather. I told you Egypt is diffrent from other Arab countries, and it is must that they have leadership, that think the same way as the people itself. I think, it westerns are not helping and do not want Egypt to achieve the right democracy. Why? It is complicated.
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