Monday, June 18, 2012

Sandmonkey, on the Egyptian...

...revolution:

Chapter's End!

I've been thinking of writing something about the situation in Egypt, but now I don't have to. Sandmonkey sums up my thoughts quite succinctly.

Revolutions are messy affairs and they often take years - decades - to complete. Witness what has happened in Russia since the moment Vodka soaked Boris Yeltsin climbed up on that tank. That revolution is not yet over.

Look at what happened after the French Revolution, a monarchy beheaded followed by several years of what can only be described as a blood-bath, which ended with France being ruled by an Emperor. So they replaced a king with an emperor.  Yet gradually a democracy emerged.

Let's hope the French influence on Egypt eventually ends the same way.

In the meantime, Sandmonkey is right. There has to be a plan for what will happen after the initial violence and bloodshed is over. One good thing that has already come in Egypt is the Muslim Brotherhood has experienced a pretty solid comeuppance. Their win, if it stands, was by the thinnest of majorities and the future belongs to the younger cohorts, of which Sandmonkey is a member.  There is work to do, but don't give up.

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