Some of the conservatives on this thread, if they'd been in Boston, Massachusetts in 1776, when the Declaration of Independence was read and distributed widely...
"This can't possibly work. There will be anarchy and chaos! People will die! THIS IS GOING TO BE VERY, VERY BAD. I can't believe you people are celebrating in the streets."
Those same conservatives, 1779...
"This war has been dragging on forever, and we are getting nowhere. Houses are being burned, people are being killed, and we're running out of money. We should have stayed loyal to King George. Stupid protesters and their stupid tea parties caused this entire mess. Oh, and George Washington is a complete incompetent who doesn't know what the hell he's doing."
Those same conservatives in 1787...
"Well, this will never work. It's practically a military coup. You realize that George Washington isn't a politician, he's a GENERAL IN THE ARMY. WE DON'T EVEN HAVE A FORMAL CONSTITUTION YET. Rights will be trampled on! Laws will be violated! The army will be running things!"
I'm sure glad that Apdst, Erod, Zimmer and the Prof weren't running things in the U.S. in 1776. Or, 1779. Or 1787.
We'd all still have british accents and be paying out the ass for tea.
Last edited by Catz Part Deux; 02-11-11 at 04:16 PM.
See my last post
Happy Times Are Hear Again. That's the name of a song isn't it?
You can't topple a dictatorship without risking upheaval and turmoil.
The situation in Egypt was untenable and unsustainable. The crushing oppression of the regime was feeding Islamic terrorism. Now, there is a chance for something different, and that different thing could be 80 million people having liberty.
These people gathered, peacefully. They learned that they had the power to topple Mubarak. That knowledge is a powerful thing. Do not discount the heroism of people who get a little taste of freedom, and what they will do to keep it.
And yes, my post was relevant. Sorry that it was, perhaps, too subtle for you.
Last edited by Catz Part Deux; 02-11-11 at 04:22 PM.