It is fashionable to concatenate the revolution in Tunisia with the ones underway in Egypt and Libya and to ask whether other countries like Jordan, Yemen, Saudi Arabi, Syria et alia are next.
This is what happens when large numbers of people gather in the nation’s public squares, as they did last year in Washington. Hope is given light, the aroma of freedom blesses all who are there, new beginnings are sensed and pledged.
Let’s compare Egypt with the US and see if there are similarities:
|Largest regional country||Yes|
|Military dictatorship 30+ years||Yes|
|Oligarchy of the rich||Yes|
Sad to say, it is readily apparent that the problems of the USA run much deeper than Egypt’s, and that the Americans are now lost as a people, never mind as a nation.
We shall not see the spirit that once guided America again in our lifetime.