I’ll be honest I haven’t read much about what is happening in Egypt, but the little I have read, seems to suggest that finally the peoples of the Middle East and North Africa are getting sick of dictatorship and tyranny. Let’s hope this is the beginning of the end, to the barbaric way many people of the world are forced live. It’s hard to imagine when you live in the west, what it must be like to live in such a world, yet as we faced in the Middle Ages, when communication and knowledge was at its lowest, when information finally reaches the masses, big changes follow. With our cultures in Europe, it was the printing press, and now in the Middle East it is the internet, and mobile smart phones, twitter, facebook and the like; who would have guessed that a social networking tool may end tyranny. I know I wrote a post of the wonderful internet a few days ago, but I wasn’t aware that it was one of the influences in Egypt.
Let’s hope that if this new peaceful movement towards freedom works in Egypt and like the end of communism, it will start to spread across the whole of the Middle East, and save millions of people from a life of misery and oppression.
What will the massive money making, military force, of the US, do then I wonder. What happens to the trillions of dollars made, selling arms to the world, when there are no more wars to fight? Will it finally be spent on the people, making better homes, better services, better healthcare, and of course a better standard of living for all, everyone, not matter who or where they live.
From Alexander the Great
"When Alexander saw the breadth of his domain, he wept for there were no more worlds to conquer."