“The society which has abolished every kind of adventure makes its own abolition the only possible adventure.” Paris, May 1968

Friday, 11 February 2011

Good Luck Egypt!

With persistence and exceptional courage the Egyptian people have brought down a brutal dictator. We hear over and over on the media the question, " how can you negotiate if you have no leaders?" The masses will hopefully answer by creating assemblies with recallable delegates. For negotiate they must. Not with the politicians but with the army who for better or worse hold the reins of power. Egypt is a conservative country with most of the population being devout Muslims and the emergence of a secular, humanist, libertarian socialist society is unlikely. ( But click here for a treat) Whatever happens, the behaviour of ordinary Egyptians over the last couple of weeks is a beacon to us all. I can but wish them well.

1 comment:

Troja said...

I don't agree that a secuar liberal order is unlikey, but it might be a different form of secularism and liberalism as you envision it! Pease note secularism is not a unviersal concept but a deeply shaped christian idea. I suggest finding different categories to measure the developments of social struggles. Nice meant but totally failed.
Sorry to say.