Friday, February 04, 2011

Is Egypt really ready for Democracy?

The international media has jumped on the bandwagon of the protesting crowds to demand Mubarak step down and democracy be restored. A few years back another nation's transformation was similarly supported and this later lead to a devastating loss of lives and that nation is on the path of recovery. Are the circumstances similar? Kind of, but the question remains that is a nation that is inherently fractured and held in check by a dictator really ready for democracy?
In a similar vein, massive crowds in Egypt's second city of Alexandria chanted, “He must go!” As people, not all of the same ideological persuasion, poured in to protest, some held aloft pictures of the former Presidents, Gamal Abdel Nasser and Anwar Sadat. In Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo, home to the famed pyramids, a few thousands assembled to protest. Unwilling to slacken the momentum, some pro-democracy activists in Cairo said they would march to the rail station to pursue and persist with a sit-in until Mr. Mubarak relinquished office.

cHindu as usual jumps for democracy in all nations not named China. Hypocrisy is the newspaper's driving principle.

1 comment:

Raj said...

another porkistan in the making ?!!