29 January 2011

Egypt, January 25, 2011


Incredible. 

Note the comment at 0:45 - "We will not be silenced.  Whether you're a Christian, whether you're a Muslim, whether you're an atheist, you will demand your goddamn rights, and we will have our rights, one way or the other.  We will never be silenced!

And this tweet:

Via Reddit, where there are several threads discussing Egypt.

12 comments:

  1. Thank you. Little by little. I will repost it as well.

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  3. I want to see our country stand up for democracy. Of course, the cynic in me says our government prefers to deal with one despot rather than a million voices.

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  4. Glamorizing an out of control mob only prolongs the violence in people's hearts and on the streets.

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  5. So, Annon, you feel the same way about the protests in Tunisia?

    I actually think most of the protesters I've seen in Egypt are *not* '"out of control". There are the exceptions of course (and many of them may yet turn out to be governmental police officers)

    If other means had worked over the years to quench the police state, then the protests we are seeing now wouldn't e required.

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  6. (Another Anonymous)

    Here's the problem - when revolutions occur, you have no idea what's going to follow, what groups will be the true successors to power.

    It might be far more progressive than Mubarak, but it could also be far more fundamentalist than Mubarak. The Iranian Revolution was the due to the involvement of many groups, it just so happened that the Ayatollah won out.

    Long story short - be careful what you wish for.

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  7. Another Anon; I agree with you 100%. The US Government is basically over a barrel in this situation because they want to support Mubarak because he has been an ally of the US and brought peace between Egypt and Israel, and has gone after terrorists. BUT at the same time they want to support the right of the people to the same basic liberties guaranteed in our Declaration, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. But on the other hand, we are concerned about what kind of Government would replace Mubarak.

    It's a tightrope that the US is balancing on.

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  8. All people have the right and obligation to take down their government if they deem it necessary.

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  9. To the last anon -
    Your assertion raises an interesting argument. Does one person have a right to try to take down the government is he/she deems it necessary?

    How about a group of 40-50 people?

    How many does it take to give them the right to take down the government? A majority???....

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  10. A majority doesn't get given rights, they take them.

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