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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Uprising in Egypt

The land of the Pharaohs is an ancient Civilization and one which is a constant source of enlightenment.

Egypt is a democracy, something we must not lose sight of. People in power describe other governments according to their strategic self interest. Yesterday it was a Democracy, and today it is called a dictatorship, yet nothing has changed in that time.

Egypt is a Democracy. It has a Parliament. There are regular elections. Parliament makes laws. A judiciary interprets these laws. A police force enforces them. They have a State President. Egypt is a Democracy.

I am emphasizing this point because what is true about Egypt is true of all Democracies. We may not notice it because the truth is usually carefully camouflaged, but when those in power are challenged, the true colors are revealed, and what underlies all democracies is no different from what we see in Egypt today. And we need to take this seriously because we, too, live under a Democracy.

We are told Parliament represents us. When laws are made they are in our best interest. The Military is our force for our benefit. Egypt exposes the worst of Democracy and we must not lose this opportunity to learn the lessons.

As in Egypt and elsewhere, Parliament does not represent us; the laws are made irrespective of our views, and often against the wishes of the majority. The military is funded by us but is not answerable to us, and will often be used against us.

The commentary on television can be very illuminating. The visuals on one occasion showed members of the public directing traffic, cleaning up the streets and introducing security checks in their neighborhoods at night. Order was being restored by the people.

The commentator described what we were seeing as “scenes of utter chaos”. What would cause someone to see exactly what I have described and to interpret it in this way?

I do not believe that there was any malicious intent. This is simply the reflection of how she was brought up to think. In her mind, if we do something for ourselves, this is “utter chaos”, but when we are acting under instructions (of someone else), that is order.

This is the slave mind, created by social engineering, mind controlled and the subject of extensive indoctrination. Things are in plain sight yet we are unable to see.

This also manifested in another aspect of the commentary. There was a hysterical cry of “where is the police?” when they were no longer visible on the streets. Those interviewed and the commentator where equally distressed by this.

We have become programmed to think that safety and security means having the police around. We have learned to see them as a source of comfort. We have lost our trust in the Almighty and in our own ability to defend ourselves. We have been slaves for so long that we no longer know how to live as free people, in much the same as an animal bred in captivity that is now released into the wild. It will take time, but we will learn, if we give ourselves the chance.

Free people defend themselves. They have weapons and need no ones consent to carry or use them. They do not need or want others, including police, telling them what to do. There is no fear when this armed wing of government is absent.

Finally, there is a persistent clamor for clarification on “who is to lead”. Under slave systems, it is unimaginable that we will simply lead our lives as we wish, without anyone having to tell us what we may or may not do, without decisions being made for us, on our behalf, without our consent, and which we are forced to go along with even if we disagreed. With the outpouring of people on the streets, for the purpose of replacing the regime, the cry from the commentators is, “who will lead”?

Why is this so?

People are leading themselves but a slave cannot understand this, neither, I suspect, can most of the people themselves. This is a new experience.

There will be numerous leaders at different levels. National leaders will be decided upon during elections, not now. By creating a “leader” what it does is hamstrung the entire process by placing authority in the hands of a single person, one who can potentially be bought, and this has been the sorry history of Middle Eastern politics. It prevents the honest and spontaneous actions of people as they strive to end the tyranny they have been forced to endure for over three decades.

And here lies another interesting observation. When people act as a group with a leader, their actions are criticized as being “orchestrated” and not spontaneous. When people act spontaneously, there are demands for a leader.

As Egypt braces itself for the planned “million man march” in Cairo, the military, which has been building barricades around Liberation Square during the night, says it is one with the people, will not fire on them, and is there simply to maintain law and order. Whose law, we may well ask?

The people are on the streets because they no longer consider their government legitimate, and that means their laws as well. The Army promises to enforce these “laws”. How can they enforce them and still be at one with the people? Who is the army really protecting? If they are one with the people, then they too must accept that the government is illegitimate, and as such they can no longer enforce their laws. They are duty bound to remove the illegitimate people from office. The people are being hamstrung by the very people who claim to be with them, and this has been the sorry history of this ancient land. Today, 01 February 2011 is a watershed day.

The Egyptian people are in revolt (they are not revolting as I heard one commentator say). They are leading by themselves and need no “leadership for this.

The United States of America and others like it wish to see another puppet replace their current one. They parrot the lie of seeking “democracy” and for the will of the people to be respected, but are quick to note that it did not work out as they would have liked in Occupied Palestine and the same is almost certain to happen here.

There are renewed cries for increased support for the only Democracy in the Middle East, Israel.

Is Iran not a Democracy? It has a Parliament. It holds regular elections. The police maintain order. The judiciary interprets the law, but Iran, according to these people, is not a Democracy, it is an Islamo-fascist dictatorship (sic).

There will be false cries for the “strengthening” of Democracy in the Middle East in the light of the happenings in Egypt, the very opposite of what western dictators actually want. What can be more ironic? This is what the poor Egyptian people believe is best for them, and this is exactly what the "Democratic" west wishes to deny them.

I think the point has been made; they are all Democracies - Iran, Israel, USA, Egypt, UK, France, Russia etc. All are Democracies and they are all bad. The only difference between them is the extent to which they are corrupt and the degree to which they keep up the veneer of “freedom”.

The USA does this pretty well by having 2 dominant political parties, both of which follow the same primary policies, making it impossible for the people to introduce change no matter how many times they change from one to the other. And most do not see the futility of their actions. They have a ruthless security apparatus and a total disregard for the privacy of individuals.

What we require is the perfect system that is the product of the Perfect Designer, whose objective is to protect our freedom and to maintain peace, and is one which recognizes who the real “Supreme Authority” actually is, and one which needs no modification till the end of time.

Do we wish to remain under the dictatorship of a “Democracy”, or do we want the freedom to be ourselves? Egypt is moving painfully from one manifestation of dictatorship to another. What do we do for ourselves?

Until next time (God willing)

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