Saturday, February 12, 2011

Quick Thoughts on Egypt

I am in awe that the people of Egypt have succeeded in overthrowing Hosni Mubarak. They have shown that the power of the people can only be kept down for so long.

The people of Egypt stood strong to resist the attacks of hired thugs and intimidation from the government.  Their commitment to peaceful demonstrations in the face of attacks was especially inspiring and a key to their victory.  If they had given in to the temptation to fight back or attack with force, then the military would likely have squelched the revolution in an effort to maintain the peace.

It will be interesting to see what happens next.  Democracy can be a messy thing, but the manner in which the protesters have handled themselves thus far gives me great hope for their future... and ours.

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