Tuesday, November 22, 2011


If you pay attention to the world, you could probably see the recent scenes from Egypt coming.  It's hard to get rid of a police state.  The barrier is not just the leadership, the barrier is made of all the underlings frightened of the day when light will shine on the police files.  The barrier is made of people who go to work everyday to participate in the machinery of repression.  The barrier is the gang of proto-dictators waiting in the wings.  The barrier is the economic interest of the remaining political elite, in this case the military.  In addition, it was pretty clear from the beginning that Egypt's military was quite happy with its position of political and economic power.

May the second revolution go as well as the first, that's about the best you can expect.

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