posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 02:38 PM
Hes got a choice so far as I see it. He either leaves in peace at this time, and allows a smooth and calm approach to the election of a new leader and
parliament, or he insists on his staying for just a bit longer, and gets dragged out of his office and torn appart in the street, which will cause all
sorts of nasty crap to kick off in the aftermath.
Now I personaly think the best that he can hope for, is that when he leaves office, the people will just let him go. He is very lucky that the people
arent calling for the immediate removal of his head or waving plaques saying " Im going to kick your ribs till your chest implodes" or something. In
my opinion he would do well to cut and run while the people outside are still considering leaving his legs attatched to the rest of him !
Another thing is this. If he stays, and causes an actual civil war to occur for the sake of pride, then a) Mubarak will be considered one of the most
egotistical and ignorant twits ever to attain office and b) uncountable numbers of people will be hurt by it, and its long term effects. The last
thing any nation needs is a reason to trust its government LESS than they already do ! Most folk on this planet are of reasonable intelligence, and
know BS when it wafts up thier noses, but any person prepared to destroy the confidence in politics of a generation isnt just pure BS, they are evil.
People need to be able to trust the democratic system for it to work effectively . If people dont trust it, they dont take part, and then when thier
thoughts arent heard , when thier opinions not reflected in the words and deeds of government, they seperate themselves even further from the
government. Down this path , over time, lies civil war, terrorism running rife, a totalitarian control government with no ears with which to listen,
and no mouth with which to communicate with its people. Just a gun to keep thier heads down, and a panel van to take dissenters away in.
For a government to operate a democracy properly it needs to bring all players and all thinkers into its reach, to tap the resources of the minds of
all its citizens for the best way to perform its duty, and in some cases hear the thoughts of the nation on what that duty even IS ! It needs to speak
to its people plainly and honestly about its options, and its reasoning, and accept that occasionaly it may have to bow to public demand, rather than
pleasing its foriegn neighbors and allies first.
I hope that in time Egypt becomes one of the most solid democracies in the world. In my veiw everyone who wants democracy deserves it, but Egypt ,
and for that matter, Tunisia have shown how much they desperately want it, and are prepared to stand in the street against tyrany to make it happen. I
have SO much respect for the people out there in the streets right now it makes me weep.