Date: 2011-01-31 06:54 pm (UTC)
ALSO interesting: the lack of violence and the way the military has responded. Not that people haven't been killed--because they have--but the fact that the military has responded in a totally different way than the police? That's FASCINATING. The fact that a lot of the military seems to be on the people's side? Also fascinating. I mean, they said yesterday (I think it was yesterday) something along the lines of "we work for the people to protect the people, and we would never fire on our people." How often do you see THAT happen during a protest?

I also like the way the citizens have been taking care of their own communities. No police on the streets? Let's go out and do out own patrols and checkpoints. No one to direct traffic? Okay, we'll direct traffic ourselves. Mubarak wants a curfew? LOL NO.

I love seeing human beings act this way. It gives me hope for the rest of us--the fact that people can and do act like this. There's a guy in a Youtube video shouting that it doesn't matter if you're Muslim, Christian, or atheist: you deserve your political rights. I don't see that attitude all that often IN MY OWN COUNTRY, and we're supposed to be the land of the free. A significant number of Egyptians: DOING IT RIGHT.

/done rambling now

(And yeah, it does worry me that there is SOME violence--but it seems to be on a much lower level than has occurred at so many protests in the past. Something very interesting is going on here.)
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