Egypt’s Revolt: The Greatest Story Never Told

by Datechguy | December 7th, 2012

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Egypt's Revolt: The Greatest Story Never Told

Over the last 18 months we have heard a lot about the “Arab Spring” and the com­ing of “Democ­racy” to places that have not seen it.

Many around the world cel­e­brated these changes. When you con­sid­er­ing how hor­ri­ble some of those deposed were, that’s to be expected.

The media and the left par­tic­u­larly where flush, espe­cially when the pro-​US Mubarak was removed. I sus­pect his hard-​line on Hamas and the Mus­lim broth­er­hood com­bined with the Amer­i­can alliance caused him to be par­tic­u­larly hated by right­eous left­ists every­where. For them his removal was a moment of true joy and ful­fill­ment, and if the odd female reporter had to suf­fer rape assault (along with plenty of other women who you will never see on a TV) well, that was the price of free­dom and still worth a huz­zah.

Fast for­ward a bit and we are more than two weeks into a sec­ond upris­ing in Egypt after the newly elected Mus­lim Broth­er­hood pres­i­dent Morsi took dic­ta­to­r­ial pow­ers for him­self less than 24 hours after he won praise for tak­ing the heat off the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood for not fight­ing Israel bro­ker­ing a cease-​fire between Israel & Hamas.

There are not only no cheers this time but it seems the west­ern media in gen­eral and the US media in par­tic­u­lar find this rev­o­lu­tion unim­por­tant and those fight­ing it not worth the trou­ble to cover.

For­get­ting all the moral ques­tions in terms of sup­port­ing self-​determination, kow­tow­ing to Islamists out of fear and cov­er­ing the rear ends of peo­ple like Obama & Clin­ton who helped these thugs in the first place, This is a crime against the news indus­try because in my opin­ion this revolt is the sin­gle most sig­nif­i­cant event so far of the 21st cen­tury pos­si­bil­ity includ­ing 911.

If Sep­tem­ber 11th was the high water mark show­cas­ing the power of Islamists to the world this 2nd revolt in Egypt could be the cat­a­lyst of their ulti­mate destruction.

Con­sider: One of the rea­sons why Islamists are so suc­cess­ful is the Mafia like old world fam­ily con­nec­tion. Think about it.

Lets say you are a Mus­lim who got sick of the rules, the repres­sion and the life and decided to go west. Sud­denly after you’ve finally estab­lished a life away from all of that you find a Saudi funded Mosque push­ing the very thing you are try­ing to escape in your area. What do you do? You were already a part of a small minor­ity in the west before 911 and after­wards a dis­trusted one. If you don’t tow the line word gets back to the old coun­try, cousins, uncles and fam­ily have trou­ble, maybe fatal trou­ble, and that’s assum­ing they aren’t the ones out­raged at you.

On top of that you add the the hyper­sen­si­tiv­ity of the media to any cri­tique of Mus­lims. The per­son who doesn’t want to go along with pres­sure from the local mosque and com­mu­nity knows that they are not going to get any sym­pa­thy from The media. If the honor killings, the ston­ing of Amer­i­cans in Amer­ica and Molly Nor­ris can’t get press, threats, intim­i­da­tion and worse from rad­i­cal Islamists in the com­mu­nity won’t, par­tic­u­larly when there are orga­ni­za­tions like CAIR keep­ing the pres­sure on.

Now take that and mul­ti­ply it by 1,000,000 and you have the sit­u­a­tion in Egypt, in Gaza, in Saudi Ara­bia and elsewhere.

If with the pro­tec­tions that the laws of United States and West­ern Nations pro­vide, fol­lows of Islam feel intim­i­dated, how must worse must it be is when you live in a nation where a per­son can dis­ap­pear with­out effort, where the author­i­ties are used to being obeyed, where the press isn’t free, where you find your­self mon­i­tored and where the reli­gious, social and cul­tural norms are against you to the point where even if peo­ple don’t take part in acts against you, they either approve or understand?

This is the true rea­son for the stag­na­tion in the Arab World, it’s why the entire area has been one a giant feu­dal enclave for decades.

None if this is pos­si­ble with­out the fear and the belief that things will never change and unless you give in, you will be crushed.

Ter­ror­ism is a real threat in the west but total­i­tar­ian ter­ror is some­thing these peo­ple have lived with for their entire lives as a mat­ter of rou­tine.

Now pic­ture, just for a moment, the image of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood being stopped, suc­cess­fully defied by the peo­ple of Egypt, a peo­ple who have said enough, a peo­ple so angry and fed up that the nor­mal ter­ror, the nor­mal fear and the nor­mal intim­i­da­tion and some­how even blam­ing it on the Jews or Chris­tians doesn’t work?

Sud­denly the wall comes down, the per­cep­tion of invin­ci­bil­ity is gone and worst of all this hap­pens in the sin­gle most impor­tant Islamic coun­try in the world fueled by the acts of ordi­nary Egyptians.

If this rev­o­lu­tion suc­ceeds even slightly, say with the mean­ing­less replace­ment of Morsi with another Mus­lim Broth­er­hood hack, that suc­cess will be an earth­quake equiv­a­lent to Lech Walesa first day in the ship­yard in Poland stand­ing up and fighting.

It took a decade for Walesa’s activism to bear fruit and another decade for the free­dom of Poland and the nations behind the Iron cur­tain to fol­low. It might take ten times that in a cul­ture that doesn’t have the same his­tory for this to bear fruit.

But if it does it will do so for fol­low­ers of Islam far beyond the bor­ders of Egypt. It has the poten­tial to change the world.

The Mus­lim Broth­er­hood under­stand this. It’s why they’re fight­ing so hard and using all of their influ­ence to keep this a non story in the west. They don’t want to risk the pro­tes­tors on the streets of Cairo and else­where to get the same inspi­ra­tion that Soviet refusenik Natan Sha­ran­sky and other got when their sto­ries were told in the west.

If they lose this fight it could be the begin­ning of the end and the Islamic world will never be the same.

How can any per­son who seri­ously gives them­selves the title of “jour­nal­ist” let this story go?

Over the last 18 months we have heard a lot about the “Arab Spring” and the coming of “Democracy” to places that have not seen it.

Many around the world celebrated these changes. When you considering how horrible some of those deposed were, that’s to be expected.

The media and the left particularly where flush, especially when the pro-US Mubarak was removed. I suspect his hard-line on Hamas and the Muslim brotherhood combined with the American alliance caused him to be particularly hated by righteous leftists everywhere. For them his removal was a moment of true joy and fulfillment, and if the odd female reporter had to suffer rape assault (along with plenty of other women who you will never see on a TV) well, that was the price of freedom and still worth a huzzah.

Fast forward a bit and we are more than two weeks into a second uprising in Egypt after the newly elected Muslim Brotherhood president Morsi took dictatorial powers for himself less than 24 hours after he won praise for taking the heat off the Muslim Brotherhood for not fighting Israel brokering a cease-fire between Israel & Hamas.

There are not only no cheers this time but it seems the western media in general and the US media in particular find this revolution unimportant and those fighting it not worth the trouble to cover.

Forgetting all the moral questions in terms of supporting self-determination, kowtowing to Islamists out of fear and covering the rear ends of people like Obama & Clinton who helped these thugs in the first place, This is a crime against the news industry because in my opinion this revolt is the single most significant event so far of the 21st century possibility including 9/11.

If September 11th was the high water mark showcasing the power of Islamists to the world this 2nd revolt in Egypt could be the catalyst of their ultimate destruction.

Consider: One of the reasons why Islamists are so successful is the Mafia like old world family connection. Think about it.

Lets say you are a Muslim who got sick of the rules, the repression and the life and decided to go west. Suddenly after you’ve finally established a life away from all of that you find a Saudi funded Mosque pushing the very thing you are trying to escape in your area. What do you do? You were already a part of a small minority in the west before 9/11 and afterwards a distrusted one. If you don’t tow the line word gets back to the old country, cousins, uncles and family have trouble, maybe fatal trouble, and that’s assuming they aren’t the ones outraged at you.

On top of that you add the the hypersensitivity of the media to any critique of Muslims. The person who doesn’t want to go along with pressure from the local mosque and community knows that they are not going to get any sympathy from The media.  If the honor killings, the stoning of Americans in America and Molly Norris can’t get press, threats, intimidation and worse from radical Islamists in the community won’t, particularly when there are organizations like CAIR keeping the pressure on.

Now take that and multiply it by 1,000,000 and you have the situation in Egypt, in Gaza, in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere.

If with the protections that the laws of United States and Western Nations provide, follows of Islam feel intimidated, how must worse must it be is when you live in a nation where a person can disappear without effort, where the authorities are used to being obeyed, where the press isn’t free, where you find yourself monitored and where the religious, social and cultural norms are against you to the point where even if people don’t take part in acts against you, they either approve or understand?

This is the true reason for the stagnation in the Arab World, it’s why the entire area has been one a giant feudal enclave for decades.

None if this is possible without the fear and the belief that things will never change and unless you give in, you will be crushed.

Terrorism is a real threat in the west but totalitarian terror is something these people have lived with for their entire lives as a matter of routine.

Now picture, just for a moment, the image of the Muslim Brotherhood being stopped, successfully defied by the people of Egypt, a people who have said enough, a people so angry and fed up that the normal terror, the normal fear and the normal intimidation and somehow even blaming it on the Jews or Christians doesn’t work?

Suddenly the wall comes down, the perception of invincibility is gone and worst of all this happens in the single most important Islamic country in the world fueled by the acts of ordinary Egyptians.

If this revolution succeeds even slightly, say with the meaningless replacement of Morsi with another Muslim Brotherhood hack, that success will be an earthquake equivalent to Lech Walesa first day in the shipyard in Poland standing up and fighting.

It took a decade for Walesa’s activism to bear fruit and another decade for the freedom of Poland and the nations behind the Iron curtain to follow.  It might take ten times that in a culture that doesn’t have the same history for this to bear fruit.

But if it does it will do so for followers of Islam far beyond the borders of Egypt.  It has the potential to change the world.

The Muslim Brotherhood understand this. It’s why they’re fighting so hard and using all of their influence to keep this a non story in the west.  They don’t want to risk the protestors on the streets of Cairo and elsewhere to get the same inspiration that Soviet refusenik Natan Sharansky and other got when their stories were told in the west.

If they lose this fight it could be the beginning of the end and the Islamic world will never be the same.

How can any person who seriously gives themselves the title of “journalist” let this story go?

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