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Egypt's Revolution Will Take Decades

Georgia Boy 61 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 6:49 PM
Re: "But to label Egypt's revolution a failure, just two short years into a process involving drastic political change, is an act of extraordinary haste." Mr. Bay, with due respects, your statement is a bunch of nonsense. The so-called "Arab Spring" is a figment of western imaginations in those who want to believe that the Middle-Eastern Islamic world is capable of reform and modernization - as currently constituted. As long as Egypt and other Islamic nations remain Muslim, and hidebound to that creed's distrust of invention, free intellectual inquiry and informed skepticism, the Muslim world will continue to remain a civilizational backwater. Western civilization cannot be transplanted whole into the harsh soil of the Muslim world.
Egypt's Arab Spring revolution abounds with destructive ambitions and cruel ironies. But to label Egypt's revolution a failure, just two short years into a process involving drastic political change, is an act of extraordinary haste.

Destructive ambitions, borne by ambitious men, and cruel ironies haunt every revolution. The United States, the political entity created by a revolt dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal, permitted slavery until a bitter civil war (eight decades after the revolution) terminated that hideous, unequal practice.

French revolutionaries demanded liberty and equality, but 10 terror-ridden years after Parisians stormed the Bastille, the French...