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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Egypt Rocks!

No, this is not a square in Egypt. I have not one picture of what we all saw on television. The three weeks of demonstration looked like nothing we had ever seen:

1. Friendly
2. Clean
3. Peaceful
4. Clear Message
5. Polite people

No crowd of this magnitude has ever behaved this way.
No revolution has ever been this focused on the message.
No revolution has ever been this peaceful and rational.

Egypt, You Rock! You deserve a government that represents who you are and who you want to be!

27 comments:

Brian Miller said...

smiles. it is nice to see the world a changin...i hope we dont forget it too soon...

முத்துலெட்சுமி/muthuletchumi said...

\\No crowd of this magnitude has ever behaved this way//
very true,.. rosaria

Joani said...

It looks like now Algeria is trying it. Wonder if the USA will ever come to that....probably not in m lifetime. I'm just hoping to hold onto what I do have for the rest of my life as I'm in my 4th quarter.

Thekkikattan|தெகா said...

Egypt, You Rock! You deserve a government that represents who you are and who you want to be!//

Very True!!

Yes, indeed that is the part in this whole revolution made me glued to the development over there. Egyptian got to be well informed, mannered, literate... hats off to them!

NormalToEatPB said...

I'm happy that a civilized demonstration could take place and overthrow corruption - reminds me of Dr. King. . .

Hilary said...

Well put. Interesting times..

Jane said...

Hi, I'm a newbie follower and have really enjoyed what I've read so far.
I agree with much that you've said on the Egypt situation so far, and I hate to put a damper on your enthusiasm but you know the protestors have burned out rather a lot of police cars, and sadly have also stolen and/or damaged historic artefacts in the Cairo Museum, including a gilded statue of Tut Ank Amun.

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Jo said...

Oh, Rosaria, I wish I shared your enthusiasm. Revolutions in the Middle East never end well. Their version of democracy is very different from ours. And now they have martial law for the next six months and no constitution. They are wide-open for the pickings.

Mubarak started out as a good guy, but then became very corrupt.

"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely."

The next six months in Egypt will be interesting to watch, but I think people should be realistic rather than overly optimistic. I'm afraid it could go either way at this point.

Retired English Teacher said...

You are absolutely right.

becky said...

Amen to that, Rosaria...let's hope they get what they deserve!!!!

The Girl from Cherry Blossom Street said...

I have experienced this so called coup d'état years ago. It's ugly.
Martial law makes me nervous. Let's hope Egypt is on the right track.

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

I read today that the military dissolved parliament.

Miss Sadie said...

Maybe we in North America need to be more like the Egyptians.

Because we, too, "deserve a government that represents who you are and who you want to be!"

Well said, rosaria.

potsoc said...

Let us celebrate modestly and with some reservations. The army is in power now, the army is the main economic power, owning much of the industry and commerce, it is a large trust.
It could be just as corrupt as the politicians it has propped up ever since colonel Nasser.
It may just set up another regime to protect its steak.

Maggie May said...

I hope they are not disappointed. I remember the Iraqis dancing in the streets like that.

The crowds were brave and determined and united.They deserve something better.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Eva Gallant said...

Amen!

Hope said...

awesome!

yaya said...

Prayers are needed for Egypt...breaths will be held to see how it will truly end..hopefully it will be a freedom to last and a government of peace.

Journeyin' Lady... said...

Thanks for your very timely thoughts.

A Cuban In London said...

Well, they god rid of the old geezer. Now it's the difficult, and not small, problem of what to do. But I do wish them luck. They deserve it. Who knows, maybe Cuba next?

Greetings from London.

karen said...

It was amazing to watch it all unfolding on TV. I do hope that it continues on a positive upward trend, for the Egyptians, from now onwards!

Ola said...

I wonder how it all works up!

NitWit1 said...

My best comment for the peeple of Egypt is AMEN. And I hope we truly let them decide what I want with interference from outsiders include USA>

rosaria said...

AMen and AWomen!
Our best hopes and wishes for a peaceful resolution.
I'm reminded from all you smart people that these coming months are going to be difficult.
Thanks for your visit and insightful commentaries.

erin said...

The people have been brave. Let's hope the people are allowed to speak after the cameras leave.

xo
erin

Gaston Studio said...

I predicted years ago that Egypt would be the catalyst for democracy in the Near and Middle East, and I think they're proving me right... at long last. Unfortunately, I don't think that the demonstrations to come will be as peaceful, but they need to come nevertheless.

Wonderful, sucinct post Rosaria!