Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Just Askin'

Are people that are showing up at protests on camels really looking for modern democracy? 

I mean no disrespect as these people are living through something horrifying.  But, it is a question that has to be put into the mix.  Especially when I hear that the Code Pink Ladies were in town.  Somehow I don't think anything good is going to come out of this for people in Egypt who are looking for true reform, and especially for the Coptic Christians who are 10% of their society. 

Heaven help those people. 


Opus #6 said...

Those code pink lib ladies are not the sharpest tools in the shed.

Clifton B said...

Good question JACG. I too do not see a very happy ending in Egypt. I believe the Egyptian people have a genuine yearn for democracy, unfortunately the MB is right there waiting to capitalize on any change.

In a way I kind of fault the Bush administration here. They planted the seed of democracy in the Middle East (Iraq) but did noting to tend to the garden, now the weeds (Islamic extremist) are ready to overrun that garden.

Truly a sad situation.

Just a conservative girl said...

That is something that they have to do on their own. How much more can we do? If we push too hard we get accused of forcing ourselves on them, if we don't we get accused of not doing enough. The truth is that we can't win in part of the world.

I see what you saying to an extent, but at the same time we can only do what we can do. I personally don't believe that they really want democracy. Democracy includes openess and it includes acceptance of other points of view. Two things that their religion is not fond of. Sadly, there is a reason why they have so many despots in that part of the world. Some of it is greed, but not all of it. There is more to it than that.

The_Kid said...

Code Pink people in Egypt? They could use some violence ala the media beatings.

Too strong? I don't think so, they no doubt got American Son's and Daughters killed or worse over the last decade in Iraq and A-stan.

I think it would be justice well served.

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