Wednesday, July 03, 2013

What the Hell is Going on in Egypt?

Things appear to be taking a violent turn in Egypt.

President Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood appear to be loathe to relinquish power and the military is taking a dim view of their reluctance.

Nothing like a riot or two to upset things.

I'm not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing,, but I suspect it's a good thing.

The Egyptians elected Morsi under the assumption he would reform the corruption and excesses of President Hosni Mubarak's reign but, according to Tamarod's website, "the average citizen still has the feeling that nothing has been achieved so far from the revolution goals which were life in dignity, freedom, social justice and national independence."

In other words the Egyptian's think they were hoodwinked into exchanging one dictator for another. Serves them right for electing a Theocrat.

Still, democracy rarely emerges from a military coup and that what appears to be occurring there at the moment.

Before the right wing types start criticizing the Egyptians, let us not forget:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it...

So the Egyptians are merely exercising their right to abolish a government they feel has become destructive to "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness."

I say go for it guys and better luck this time around.

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