As the world watches the riots in Egypt and as over a million people protest in the streets of Cairo, one has to ask; what’s the plan? No one has emerged as the potential future leader, and the mass mob still doesn’t seem to have a new direction, but one thing is for certain; change is afoot! Question is what will that change be? More and more are asking the question, as the mob grows smarter, larger, and more demanding. Will the anger subside, will civility be restored, and can Egypt get back to work?
The other day an acquaintance from London puts forth an interesting statement to consider for us all; “Now, with the army declaring they will not fire on protestors, the protestors will feel emboldened to stay on the streets until Mubarak finally relents and leaves office.”
It appears right now that the Army is actually on the side of the protesters, and that the next in line to take over the leadership will actually be a member of the military. Further, it looks like the Muslim brotherhood has fully infiltrated the police, and there are reports of plain-clothed policeman looting, and infighting the otherwise semi-peaceful protests and marches into what could be considered more riot type activities, thus giving the police the opportunity to react against the protestors even with the media watching.
My acquaintance also states; “These historic events play out against a backdrop of similar hard-line regimes in the Middle East and North Africa who have clung to power through intimidation and repression of basic civil rights.”
Yes, I do believe that is a serious issue, and one that needs to be looked at. Although it would be nice if more of these countries, would find a way to keep control while treating their citizens with respect and granting them more liberties and freedom. Human beings wish to be free, that is a given and obvious, if those human beings are given a choice.
Most of all I would like to see in the Middle East, more privileges and freedoms granted to women, because it’s time for the world of Islam to come into the 21st century, and we must not allow human women anywhere on this planet to be treated as third class citizens. In my view and personal opinion it’s unacceptable in this day and age.
My acquaintance, as perhaps do you, tends to concur with this and states; “I couldn’t agree more. Human rights should be respected throughout the World no matter the gender, race, color, or creed. With greater respect and education for all this World would be a far more advanced place.”
Well, that’s all for now, I hope you will please consider all this and think on it.