As the night follows the day, the liberals cozy up to fascism whenever it suits their interests
lol just lol @ this entire quote
I assume the WSJ Editors have never read Naomi Klein’s excellent “Shock Doctrine” which points out just how that free market and transition to democracy went. Short Answer: with lots of pain, tortures, deaths, and economic disaster. Unfuck you, WSJ Editors.
frankly, im going to stop reblogging quotes from this article and just say that the whole thing is excellent analysis, and if you are interested in what happened in egypt in the past few days, how it came about, etc. this is a great place to start.
folks are calling the ouster of morsi, everything from the second coming of christ to the end of civilization, when in reality, it was just the will of the people and the will of the army were in alighnment. and when that happens in egypt, shit gets done.
here’s the thing. i have never been for a military dictatorship or military rule, not in egypt, and well, not really anywhere.
what i am for is kicking out the president.
i never thought that morsi had a right to even run for president (since the brotherhood had said, during parliamentary elections, they werent going to run a presidential candidate.) and he has just been an ineffective president.
ive read a lot of westerners, who have spent a good amount of time in revolutionary egypt, basically, saying that egyptians are silly for wanting morsi out, because they elected him and this is how democracy works.
i think that is a pretty narrow view of democracy.
maybe its the american in me, but i admit, i keep thinking about thomas jefferson’s words, `when a government no longer serves the people we have the right to alter or abolish that government.
democracy doesnt equate to elections. elections can be, and often are, a manifestation of a democratic process. but you can have elections without a democracy. we should all know that by now.
the people get to decide if this is the government that they want.
i think that what we are seeing is a swing back and forth from the two strongest institutions in egyptian political life. the mosques, aka the brotherhood. and the military. and really what the egyptian people are saying, is we want neither, but there isnt a strong third choice.
so they are swinging back and forth, trying to use one institution to get rid of the other and then back again. and hopefully within this process, a strong third power can be created that is responsive to the people’s needs.
maybe not. its a hard task to take up.
but i got to say that i am proud of egypt. that they keep saying no. that they are refusing to compromise. that after decades and well, centuries of choosing stability over freedom, that desire for an authentic democracy, an authentic voice, an authentic life keeps bubbling to the surface and refusing to be placated by warnings of ‘this isnt going to be easy’.
i like reading egyptians who say, yeah, and then we’ll kick the military out, if we dont like what they are doing.
this is a new egypt
— Rafael Correa, President of Ecuador, on the US Government. (via imnotcaradelevingne)