accomplished without the people resorting to violence! who said it couldn't be done?
the people do have the power. Viva el revolution!
congratulations to the people of Egypt.
Why do we fall?
So we can learn to pick ourselves up.
That's right and despite what Catz thinks, I don't see freedom as a bad thing for the Egyptians. I'm just waiting to see how things play out, before I jump on the happy train. There is still a huge possibility, that they jumped out of the pan, into the fire; especially, since the army is running the show. Historically speaking, there have been very few times when military rule was ever quietly transitioned over to civilian rule. Remember, Egypt has already been down this exact same road.The government of Egypt has been military for generations. The military currently has control of the government to avoid anarchy. I dont see any indications that this will become a military dictatorship, but only time will truly tell. I hope I'm right.
That Egypt's people got what they wanted without vast amounts of violence, death and destruction cannot be stated enough. Yet getting Mubarak out of the leadership position is step one. That the Vice President now (hopefully) handles the leadership until elections, is preferred. The last thing they need is a vacuum to happen. The harder part now occurs... putting together a fair and free election this fall, and making sure the darker elements of political and social power do not try to snatch the leadership of the country for their own. Then all this would be in vain. The third part would be establishing a new government which would be able to peacefully transfer power as the will of the people and not, say, like Iran.
Egypt's got a long way to go and the danger is only starting.
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.