Yesterday, Hosni Mubarak announced his resignation as Egypt’s president. Oliver decided to write about this historic moment and leave a parting message for Mr. Mubarak–other than, don’t let the door hit you on the way out. I want to congratulate the people of Egypt. They rallied together, exercised their right to demonstrate and did not back down when the situation became perilous. I sincerely hope yesterday was a new beginning for all Egyptians.
Well, well, well. That jerk-off is finally gone. I don’t understand why he waited so long. Maybe he wanted to die as the leader. He was looking rather ill, so maybe he was going to die sooner than we thought. Anyway, Mubarak is done and done for good. Soon, something else will replace his policies and his corruption.
Gandhi once told the British, “I would rather have my own bad government than any government of yours.” I hope the Egyptians will get something uniquely their own, no matter how it is evaluated by other countries’ so-called experts–those who do not actually reside there.
As for all the misinformation pertaining to the Muslim Brotherhood being labeled as terrorists at large, please go away and do not discredit a great and powerful period of collective action that the Egyptians have the right to bask in.
I am so proud of what is happening in the middle east. First there was Tunisia, then Egypt, then Algeria, then Syria, then Lebanon. I am hopeful this list expands and somehow spreads to this part of the world.
I found one possibly heartwarming story (syndicated from the AP) on Yahoo Finance of all places: Stocks rally after Mubarak relinquishes power.
The headline sends the message that even financial controlling interests think it is good news, or at least maybe it makes a good story. The reason could have been that Obama is planning to dissolve Freddie Mac and/or Fannie Mae, but who can tell if that is good or bad? Is it bad that a once good entity is gone, but is it good now that that entity is gone after being corrupted by the private market and causing so much damage? What will happen to all the people who work there? They will be unemployed, and no young people will be able to get jobs there in the future.
Let’s return to Egypt. Wasn’t one of the reasons that people there were angry due to lack of jobs and the government making decisions without them? Hell, it was all in a day’s work, right?
Maybe those unemployed workers will use Facebook to start rallies against too much non-participatory government policies and a lack of good career options. I need to go back to sowing the seeds of love. Until next time, the names will change, but the story remains the same.
Congratulations, Egypt! I’ll drink an extra Old Milwaukee Heavy for you tonight while I’m in the garage rocking to Van-Halen!