As everyone should know, some ignorant bloaks would not, yesterday 3 July 2013 marked the day the Muslim Brotherhood – a political organization with terrorist affiliations – were stripped from power and captured, to be delivered the the prisons they escaped from during the first revolution in Egypt this century.
What happened is a great thing for pretty much everyone. First of all, terrorist organizations – I do not use this term lightly – should not be given entire countries to rob and sack for their other fanatical, and often meaningless, fights. For the past year, during the reign of the neanderthals, Egypt has suffered greatly. Not only were people, good people, getting killed, but crime rates have reached an all time high, considering the police have been dealt a severe blow and were incapable of doing their jobs. Fuel was being stolen and delivered to terrorist organizations such as Hamas to support whatever bloody endeavor they are engaging in. Money was being stolen from aid, a common practice even before the MB came in power. Deals to sell Egyptian land to other countries were being done. Basically, there is not a single decision or action that was taken for the improvement of the country or the alleviation of its people’s pain.
One food thing, however, emerged from this blindly tyrannical rule, the unification of the Egyptian people against a common enemy, the MB. For the firs time in the history of Egypt, the police, military and people acted as one. There was an incredible sense of organization between these three groups caused only by the love they held to their country, a love that none of them knew existed. After much sacrifice, diligence and time, Egypt has been, truly, freed. All of this happened in a peaceful manner which was executed in a near perfect manner with collaboration from all involved parties.
Now there are a few debates and ideas going around that what happened was not a good thing, specifically that it was a military coup – a term that is irrelevant and false considering that it was not an illegal act once it gained the support of the people. The truth is that nothing about the coming of the MB in power was legal. Most people who voted for them did so to avoid voting for the other candidate who was affiliated with the political power revolted against in 2011. The other group were a bunch of illiterate and poor people who sold their votes to the MB while not being able to comprehend the magnitude of their decision and how it would affect them. The MB also played the religion card which worked perfectly with the uneducated religious Egyptians who could not see through their lies.
Since lies have been mentioned, the MB have been lying since they came into the political scene. They organized the violence against the protesters in 2011 – the ones who they declared they were aiding – in order to manipulate the people into thinking that the violence was caused by the authorities, so that they could appear as heroes once they vanquished the system’s corrupt mercenaries. They had no problem in shedding the blood of innocents if it would give them but the slightest political leverage. Simply put, they were criminals who used religion as a weapon to manipulate the masses into being their army.
I said at first that this was a win for all people and not just Egyptians, let me explain why. Recently, there has been a tendency for governments to act in their own interests and view the people as nothing more than a tool. The truth is that governments have only one purpose, to protect and act in the common interest of their people, which ironically marches hand-in-hand with the interests of the world – thanks to globalization and the internet. When people see what happened in Egypt, how the corrupt and malevolent can be overthrown just with sheer will, they would know the power that they have, power that has been hidden from them for so long.
This post can go on for thousands of more pages, but I would like to end it with this note. Democracy is a flawed system and we, the human race, has known it for over 3,000 years. In Plato’s ‘Republic’, the shortcomings of democracies are thoroughly explained. In an ideal world, democracy would, possibly, be a good system of government, but we do not live in one such world. Without proper education for the masses, democracy is just another tool for the cunning to claim a throne.
I apologize if this post was a little of-topic from the usual ones. Have a good day/evening/night.