viernes, 1 de noviembre de 2013

What comes for Egypt, seriously?

Though Morsy's government was not what any Egyptian expected, and though that very fact ought to justify his ouster, it also must be admitted that democracy needs to run its long and tortuous course before significant change can take place. One cannot simply pretend to kill a dog, buy a cat and expect it to behave like the dead dog. 

It does not happen.

By jumping into the bandwagon of electoral politics, Egypt has agreed to a set of rules and workings it is not used to. Authority in Egypt has traditionally been simply been taken for granted, not earned through campaigning and hand shaking. Politics involves concessions on the part of all involved, not just on the leaders. But of course, before the left can be contested, the right has to prevail. When it does, the confrontation will finally become political. This is not so much, however, about who is right, as it is about saving lives. And no one can honestly be in favor of more bloodshed.

The popular Beatles song "Revolution" comes to mind: 

You say you'll change the constitution
Well, you know
We all want to change your head
You tell me it's the institution
Well, you know
You better free you mind instead
But if you go carrying pictures of chairman Mao
You ain't going to make it with anyone anyhow

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