posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 10:03 AM
I was part of the Egyptian uprising from day one. We had a command post and ferried information from one group to another via various means...when one
way got cut off we'd go in a different way. I participated in this effort because my Egyptian friend assured me that Egyptians wanted to be
free....that they would NEVER elect an Islamic government, that they were too educated, too progressive....I was heartened by the videos showing
Muslims protecting praying Copts and vice versa.. And, so I helped camping out for days on end little sleep, non stop jockeying to ferry
Then, came elections.
Then, i told my friend Egypt was on their own, that I would not in any way shape or form use my energy to create another theocrazy. Yes, the most
educated people in Africa (they have the highest rate of literacy and college degrees due to earlier policy which granted free education, even farmers
have college degrees, and most of them speak at least some English and many are fluent...) If educated people are still stupid enough to create a
theocrazy after the examples of what theocrazies do to a country, the people, the freedoms, then I have lost hope.
This video is horrible....and yet the army is not going to give in now..the elections proved that the people are basically stupid despite their
education and after the vote results there is no way the army will step down...stupid people deserve harsh treatment by the government? Well, no of
course not, but the end result of stupidity is worse...with an Islamic government the rhetoric will get out of hand...way out of hand. The freedoms of
the people will be eroded bit by bit until the streets of Cairo look like the streets of Saudi Arabia. The Copts will suffer even more than they do
already. I think that the Egyptian people have only themselves to blame for this...do you really think that the Army would resist a fairly elected
secular government? The Muslim Brotherhood has been waiting....civil war is likely now...but it will be between secular and religious forces.
Who would go to Egypt under a theocrazy? NOT ME....just as I would not go to Saudi or Iran. I have no wish to give my tourist dollars to countries
that support this lunacy,.
I am not surprised at this violence...but the Arny will never step down to a theocrazy...it simply is what it is. The examples of Iran should have
been enough to caution Egyptians to keep their (insert cuss words) religion in the home and in the mosque and to not seek to impose it upon others.
Xians in the U.S. do the same thing and if not for our secular government that keeps religions at bay, we too would be facing similar issues...can you
imagine xians marching for the death penalty for gays? Look around, you will find how many American xians feel that way...if they could do so, xians
would be doing the same things here. IF THEY COULD they would impose their draconian fantasy island god and his vile Love Me or DIE ways upon the rest
I empathize with the people, surely I do, as that is a horrid way to die, but ultimately the people are responsible...their own rigidity and
religious superstitions have created this...a blind man could have seen this coming once the election results started coming in. Another activist
asked met to help some more and got angry when I told him, no way, no how...would I aid and abet another theocrazy...he got mad...IT IS OUR
RIGHT...yes sir, it is...enjoy it...and it is MY RIGHT to refuse to support or cooperate in building a theocrazy,.
Religions are the cancer that is killing the world.