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February 2, 2011

On the long run the Egyptian question remains the same....

... Nothing has changed in that regard.
It is quite remarkable for people to be talking about the prospect for a democratic transition at this moment. A population that was convinced just two months ago that sharks in the Red Sea were implanted by the Israeli Intelligence Services is hardly at a stage of creating a liberal democracy in Egypt. But the status quo cannot be maintained. A lack of any meaningful political discourse in the country has to be addressed. Until someone actually starts addressing the real issues and stop the chatterbox of cliches on democracy, things will not get better at all. It will only get worse. -- An Egyptian student writes American Thinker: The Story of the Egyptian Revolution

Posted by Vanderleun at February 2, 2011 11:57 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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They may know the phrases, but chances are they haven't a clue what they actually mean. I bet 'freedom of speech' means 'I get to speak and you get to shut-up'.

Posted by: Mikey NTH at February 2, 2011 12:55 PM

It is kind of interesting that the article said that the whole thing basically started out as an internet "flash mob".

So it seems that internet users have the power to bring down an oppressive regime. There's someone in the United States who has been using Facebook and Twitter to good advantage. What was her name again? It's on the tip of my tongue...

Posted by: rickl at February 2, 2011 4:17 PM

Valuable info.

Thanks for linking to this, Mr. Vanderluen..

Posted by: TmjUtah at February 2, 2011 6:34 PM

Egyptian history goes back more than 5000 years. During that entire time there has never been a republic, a democracy, an independent city state, or any history of non-autocratic governmental institutions. That will not be changed by these events. OTOH, Egypt was ruled by the Mamelukes, the slave soldiers of Islam from 1250 to 1517 C.E. and, from 1517 through 1798 even though there was an Ottoman pasha, the Mamelukes still ran the place. Being run by the Army is not new in Egypt.

Posted by: Fat Man at February 2, 2011 9:18 PM

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