This morning on Democracy Now, I heard a report about the current political situation in Egypt. Once again, the people of Egypt are not accepting the pronouncements of “the powers that be.” Once again, the people of Egypt are showing the world what it means to “stand in your own power.” Once again, the people of Egypt are demonstrating the courage of their convictions.
You’re reading about unrest, violence, upheaval? Well, no one said that change is not messy. Yes, the people are restless and impatient with the lies with which they’re being assaulted. When one is being physically attacked, as the peaceful demonstrators are, violence ensues. And still they show up. And still they stand their ground.
To the people of Egypt: my profound admiration, respect, and gratitude for spearheading the work of claiming our rights. Thank you.