"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.
"The other big reason is that Egypt had been rendered ungovernable. Whether it is Morsi’s fault, the opposition’s fault, the judges fault, or whoever’s fault, Morsi was simply unable to (badly) govern the country any longer. Morsi could not even appoint governors without seeing them locked out of their offices, barred from traveling in some cases, and clearly unable to carry out their duties. Of course, the most famous case is that of the fateful attempt to put a member of the Jama’a Islamiyah as governor of Luxor, but he was hardly alone. In a similar vein, many of ministers of the cabinet could not complete their work, or even go to their offices to work. The most famous case from that is Culture Minister Alaa Abdel-Aziz, who every artist in Egypt will be see happy to finally leave. If Morsi could no longer appoint governors, or a cabinet member to carry out the normal duties of a state, then the situation had clearly deteriorated to the point at which the country was ungovernable. One could also argue the Monday resignation of six ministers was the final nail in the coffin of governance, but really before that the country had already reached the point at the government could no longer function. No matter how bad or good Morsi was, if he cannot continue to (badly) govern the country, then that raises the question of what kind of legitimacy he had."
— What is Legitimacy? Egyptians Have a Few Ideas on the Matter. | The Old UAR (via guerrillamamamedicine)