Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Could The Tunisia Effect Topple More Corrupt Regimes?

Egypt is in a panic today as dissent hit its streets in a country where the plutocracy endlessly pillages its people and perpetuates massive poverty.  Expect the police state to eventually issue lockdown orders and attempt to ban public gatherings and protests as  Egypt faces Tunisian-inspired protests.

As we have remarked over the last few years, the state becomes fearful when the smell of freedom is in the air.   As we said just days ago, acts of moral clarity are contagious.   Acts by those seeking freedom and justice give strength to others seeking freedom and justice. 

Egyptians deserve their freedom and the end to a reign of thuggery by Hosni Mubarak and his pack of goons.

Other leaders, such as Egypt's Hosni Mubarak, in power for more than 30 years, have followed a similar playbook. Last year, facing rising public anger over food prices and stagnant wages, as well as criticism from Washington over its human rights record, Mubarak responded by renewing an emergency law that grants his security forces broad powers and effectively outlaws opposition parties.  His ruling party then so blatantly rigged parliamentary elections in November that his opponents left the government in protest. Mubarak, 82 and in failing health, is expected to coast to a sixth term in elections later this year, or to appoint his son, Gamal, as his successor.

posted by TimingLogic at 10:49 AM

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