Standing with Egypt
I haven’t posted in a bit, but this post was something I felt I needed to write, the other post explaining my brief absence will come soon enough.
We all know by now what is going on in Egypt, and man what a demonstration it is. The amazing thing about it is that it is the people of Egypt standing up, no political faction started this, just the people who were fed up with 30 years of Mubaraks regime.
I’ve been watching http://english.aljazeera.net/watch_now/ and am awe struck by the comraderie of the protesters. People are helping one another. As people are entering areas of protest, citizens are checking the people out, that way it can remain a peaceful protest. I was just watching people patting down others, checking bags for weapons, it was awesome.
While Muslims were praying the other day, Christians surrounded them so they were not bothered. Religious differences have been set aside for the better of the people. Truly inspiring!
When this kind of thing happens we here of violence, hatred and general mayhem. There has not been much of that. Where there has been disturbances, neighborhood watch groups have sprouted up to protect one another.
Egypt’s defiance is the epitome of civil disobedience, done in a non-violent manner. One of the largest voices for non-violence, Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma, has given her support to Egypt.