2.11.2011

relive the moment: savour the victory: savour the taste of freedom


Today is not a day for hand-wringing and fear, for asking and re-asking, What will come next. Today is a day for joy!

Celebrating today will not hurt tomorrow. Celebrate this incredible victory by the people of Egypt, which seemed all but impossible only weeks ago. Celebrate this incredible victory of The People.

January 25 to February 11, 2011: 18 days that shook the world. (Thanks to Dr. J!)

6 comments:

allan said...

Chris Floyd, 11 February 2011:

Mubarak is gone! Ordinary people took to the streets, in the hundreds of thousands, they stood their ground against state goons and hired thugs, they saw ordinary soldiers and many officers refuse to obey orders to repress them, and they have brought down a 30-year dictatorship supported by the full might of the American imperium.

Many, many things are still in play, many dangers abound, many uncertainties remain -- and many forms of retribution will no doubt be assayed by the powerful elites in both America and Egypt who have been humiliated by this uprising of the "rabble" against their "betters." But it is a great day, a day of rejoicing for all those who believe in the worth and dignity of individual human beings.

The Egyptians stood up, they asserted that worth, they embodied that dignity, and they have set themselves free. Long may they hold on to this liberation -- and long may it serve as an inspiration to everyone beset by the dead hand of elite domination.

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Floyd also wonders why several prominent liberal bloggers in the US are going out of their way to provlaim their utter ignorance about Egypt: "... a weak, wan, shoulder-shrugging response ... a remarkable reticence to offer any analysis whatsoever ... a cheerfully admitted cluelessness ..."

laura k said...

Online memorial to the martyrs of the revolution

laura k said...

a cheerfully admitted cluelessness

This reminds me of comments I often see when I mistakenly stray into comments on news stories. People like to say "Who cares!" and "I never heard of this guy!". Too stupid to not put their own ignorance on display!

John F said...

The Egyptian military has been a (mostly) positive force in this revolution. Now I hope they giftwrap Mubarak and send him to the Hague for trial.

Mike said...

You know for being such an "ineffectual and useless" tactic, mass protest seems to have done a pretty amazing job of toppling a dictator in Egypt. You know maybe there's something to this whole will of the people thing...
So I guess that's one condition down and six more to go. Egyptians do seem to have gotten the idea of people power down though, which is pretty inspiring...

allan said...

Well, yeah, if you don't mind it taking 18 whole days to get it done. Not everyone has that kind of patience.