"So, just to reconfirm: The world’s most powerful government just shut down tonight in a futile effort to stop people from getting affordable healthcare?"
— My classmate and international student Iva (via grrrl-riot)
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"Egyptians would be lucky if their new ruling generals turn out to be in the mold of Chile’s Augusto Pinochet, who took power amid chaos but hired free-market reformers and midwifed a transition to democracy."
WSJ Editorial, “After the Coup in Cairo” (via elektrokardiogrammatology)
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.
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"Finally, and back to the beginning, this is not the SCAF, redux. It could certainly fall back into that, but for the moment, it is not. The roadmap which General Sisi presented might look somewhat familiar to careful Egypt watchers, because they have seen it before. They have seen it because it is essentially the plan of the April 6th Youth Movement. Yes, one of the main (if not the main) driving forces behind the protests which ultimately brought down Mubarak."
What is Legitimacy? Egyptians Have a Few Ideas on the Matter. | The Old UAR
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.