I’m still trying to figure out what I think about Eygpt.
One theme of the “revolution” has been that it is the latest example of the power of social media – Facebook, Twitter. The cellphone will set you free.
And to an extent, I think that is true.
Going forward? I’m not too sure. I’m afraid I think that Eygpt has traded one dictator for a group dictatorship, the Army. From a CBS News article: “With 468,000 members, the Egyptian military is the largest in the Arab world. It controls an estimated one-third of the Egyptian economy….” I really don’t think the guys that backed the last guy are going to turn things over to the “opposition” by way of “free and fair” elections.
I think guns, at least in the near future, will trump media. I hope I’m wrong; but, I don’t think I am.