Friday, February 11, 2011

Egypt- Power to the People

John Lennon: Power to the People

According to all the news reports, Egypt's President Mubarak has fled the capital of Cairo- leaving the top military officials in charge of reforming the government.

Nobody knows how this will turn out, & it could lead to disaster instead of democracy.

However, the Egyptian people's massive display of non-violence, courage, and unyielding perseverance in the face of oppressive tyranny is awe-inspiring. For many people in that country, this is the probably the first time they've had any sense of power or voice in their entire lives.

Other people throughout the world will see this outcome and also demand reform.

The old systems of control are not sustainable, and those who cannot tolerate the breakneck pace of coming change will be completely overwhelmed.

For good measure in light of current events, another Beatles counter-culture classic:

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