Anybody else noticing the American voice in this? In cities all over the U.S., people are protesting for the Egyptian people. This is the post Cold War America that I have been wanting. It is no longer the Cold War where we were stuck beating the Soviets to the dictators and where we got away with preaching about freedom and democracy, but also looking away.
I have stated this before. We have to start voicing for the people underneath these illegitimate governments and bullies. In this new globalized world where communications have no restrictions, we have to start behaving like we did prior to being sucked out into this wrecked world.
We stand for something. The world knows it and everytime we behave imperfectly for whatever reason, the global leeches grumble over it. They produce their polls and criticize. Anti-Americans everywhere gain more ammo for their decrepit complaining. Presidents Bush and Obama have both made it clear that we have to remove ourselves from the narcotic of oil, thereby removing ourselves fromhaving to support crooked and oppressive regimes. At the government level, we are still stuck in the publics eyes, but we can damn sure make 100 phone calls a day to these governments and insist constantly that they improve their situations. In the meantime, "We the People" have to stand by the globally oppressed.