Why I side with the Freedom movement in Egypt
By Ronin, 31 Jan, 2011
I am going out on a limb and adding my support to the anti government movement in Egypt not because I think an oppressed people can just cast aside a system that completely controlled their lives easily. But because failure to try will accomplish nothing.
There are more than the hopes of a people involved here. Done correctly, the people will be allowed to determine their own future. One of the same goals as our own Tea Party; Americans filled the streets for similar goals, so have other nations. Occasionally, the people win and corrupt rulers are cast out like old garbage.
The old imams and political leadership in Egypt have accomplished nothing. They filled their pockets with the nations treasure by using division and fear to rule and control. I have never seen a hungry imam or a starving politician.
A nation controlled by fear and division cannot prosper and it cannot stand. There is a danger that a new government will be worse. There is danger that immigrants, Christian and foreigners will be attacked and islamic extremists will rule even harsher than anything the Egyptian people have faced.
There is also a hope in Egypt, a cry for freedom. So far, the people have resisted calls to turn this from a freedom movement into a blood crazed jihad bent mob. They legitimately seem to want only to cast off repression.
I think anytime a people rise up and ask for freedom we sould support and help them. We will watch closely for signs of intolerance and hate, we will expose if necessary. Equally, we will watch for signs of progress towards freedom.
Egypt, here is your day your time, win or lose, oppression or freedom, tolerance or chaos, you decide. Pick wisely.Explore posts in the same categories: Abuse of Power, Arab Street, Egypt, Fighting Back, politics