Wednesday, February 09, 2011


I thought of a simple rally cry for Egyptians:

"Fuck Mu"

The situation in Egypt can be mathematically expressed like this:

Barak * Mubarak = Mubarak²

It seems that president Obama has managed to make himself a disappointment to believers in democracy all over the world.

Monday, February 07, 2011

Walls and bridges

When president Ronald Reagan said to Mr. Gorbachev, "Tear down that wall." he was demonstrating an understanding of the moment and stepping into it. His message was simple, direct, and memorable.

As Egyptians rally for democratic rule and to escape the domination of Mubarak, what is president Barak Obama's message to the world?

If president Obama were president instead of Ronald Reagan would he have had a message for Mr Gorbachev?

The thing about a moment is, it doesn't last very long. Well, unless you embrace it, then people never forget it.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

God's Will

I've always found it impossible to understand extreme selfishness and manic power lust, but in Mubarak's case I find it pitiful as well as perplexing.

This man has always put his own priorities (hanging on) above all else (Justice, Love, Human Dignity) , but to be decrepit from age and clinging with a skeletal hand at such a time is a sad, pathetic commentary on his state of mind.

One rationale that religious people offer for their beliefs is the notion of "free will choices". The argument goes something like this, "Yes there is evil in the world, but it is because God wants us to have free will." In my opinion this argument gets them out of the skillet to stand in the fire, as it means the will of the rapist is just as important to God as the will of the victim, and that the will of the tyrant supersedes that of an oppressed population.

Is the free will of a geriatric tyrant so important?

Foot Quotes

"Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge"

Charles Darwin