Friday, February 11, 2011

Egypt: A Tiny Step

Today is Friday, 11 January 2011.

It’s no surprise that capitalist and other statist media always try to deflect attention from over-arching social/political/economic realities to the most narrowly individual. The latter allows them to attempt to convince people that the problem is one bad apple in the barrel, and not the barrel itself.

Hosni Mubarak wasn’t the “problem” in Egypt. The “problem” is, as previously noted, that the country’s entire social/political/economic infrastructure is highly penetrated and largely controlled by Egyptian Military, Inc. Mubarak was merely the thug and thief temporarily occupying the top rung of a vast conspiracy of thugs and thieves. Until the Revolution in Egypt is accomplished to the very depths, across the breadth of the land … well, again, Yeats put it best:

“Parnell came down the road, he said to a cheering man:
'Ireland shall get her freedom and you still break stone.'”

I wish the Egyptian people all the best, but this moment is only the slightest beginning to a very long march indeed.


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