Egypt’s Lesson — HURTING PEOPLE IS WRONG!!!!!

Iran opposition ‘planning protests’
Seemingly emboldened by events in Tunisia and Egypt, there are reports about calls for anti- government rallies.
D. Parvaz Last Modified: 13 Feb 2011 14:24 GMT

One cannot predict at the moment what sort of democracy Egypt will produce or even that it may not be taken over by a military junta.

But I am incurably optimistic here. The rebellion has happened and will most likely stimulate others such as that intimated by Al Jazeera in Iran. The log jam of petty tyrannies running many Muslim and African countries has been broken — and with the internet there is no putting Humpty Dumpty back together again. As soon as enough people have been educated in a nation, they will break the backs of its tyrants. We no longer live in a cold war world. Nations will be judged by their treatment of their own and others in need and not their military prowess.

Ironically the Republicans have arrived in DC just in time to commit hari kari with their focus on cutting budgets rather than using them intelligently to assist those in desperate need. “Hari kari, also known as sepuku, is an ancient form of ritual suicide that defeated samurai, or those whose shame was ‘too unbearable’ would use to restore their honor in death.”

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Praise Allah that we have a president who cares about the well-being of people! Even the greediest of CEOs will feel this pressure as people speak out. I am proud to be an American who believes that we can always fix things if we work at it. And I think the brave Egyptians have shown us the way!

“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)

Ed Kent [blind copies]

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