Wednesday, 2 February 2011

revolutions and blood baths

I thought it would not be so wise to post my article on quantum computing right away: This blog would be as dry as a nun's...  ehm... as a desert, let's say. So I focus on reality and today.

I'm very worried about the evolvements in Egypt. Now pro-Mubarak activists have entered the scene, and things get violent. I've always been pacifist, not necessarily the defenseless kind, because even non-violent action can be hard and thorough. But, in my opinion, violence creates only more violence, and an opposing hatred that cannot be contained. So. Keep it human. That's what we are.

But now... I hope the military in Egypt can keep parties apart, because otherwise they will have a full-scale civil war.
Looks like there is not much common sense anymore. Let's hope it doesn't end in a blood bath.




Btw, do you also have the gut feeling that the pro-Mubarak manifestation is orchestrated?

Last time I was so excited about a revolution was... The fall of the Berlin Wall.
Yes.
I'm that old.

 

35 comments:

  1. It will be interesting to see how everything pans out in Egypt. You remember the Berlin Wall, I was 5 so I don't remember it.

    Sincerely,
    http://bulkingjobra.blogspot.com

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  2. Agree, hopefully cooler heads prevail and they can get along, but then again it is the Middle East we're talking about here.....well close enough!

    blundersfrom6foot2.blogspot.com

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  3. I was born in the year the berlin wall fell... so there we go. I hope the country manages the stable transition to a peaceful democracy, although I think Mubarak should leave as soon as possible.

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  4. I think its pretty cool what's going on over there.

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  5. To paraphrase Robert Heinlein-- Violence has solved more issues throughout human history than all other factors combined. If you don't believe me ask the city fathers of Carthage or Hiroshima.

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  6. I've heard that Mubarak has decided not to run again, I'm sure that's what sparked his supporters to come out and say something. Perhaps it was orchestrated, though it's hard to say.

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  7. The situation in Egypt is beyond serious. I hope it can be resolved with civil war, a nightmare that is beyond scary.

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  8. I think the situation is on the edge at the moment. and yes i think that the pro-mubarak manifestation is orchestrated

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  9. The situation's not looking good in Cairo, lets hope it can be sorted out a peacefully, but somehow I don't think that's going to happen. The military will get involved soon, then it will get very messy.

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  10. Yup many people believe that the pro-mubarak organisation is run by the feds.

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  11. I doubt that there will be a civil war after the generals comments of not wanting to harm his people , but you never know what will happen. The intresting thing remains if this wave of revolution will ever reach china?
    Nice blog i will definetly follow :)

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  12. It all reminds me of when the Berlin Wall came down... but I think Mubarak has played a shrewd move, sending in his supporters kicking off violence - all the peaceful mothers and children have now gone from the demonstration leaving the more hardline protesters. The situation gets more edgy and the military can't remain neutral as the police are sent in...
    Interesting times

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  13. wow how old r u?

    your friend,
    ectomorphmuscle.blogspot.com

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  14. It makes you see just how impossible compromise is between humans. We truly can be savage. I say we break out the tea and top hats and discuss things like gentlemen!

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  15. just turn on the internet so they can go back home..

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  16. Yes I think Mubarak is sending out thugs to attack the peaceful protesters.

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  17. @Kicking Rocks
    LMAO. This is what happens when you mess with the internet! There is no choice but to go outside.

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  18. I hope these guys will get their democracy.

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  19. This situation is spiraling out of control. I hope it can be resolved soon.

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  20. I don't like confilct :/

    Hope it gets resolved soon.

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  21. A real-life oldfriend!! But yea man... those "pro" Mubarak goons are hired idiots... where were they a week ago?? It's all a show...

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  22. i'm anticipating the outcome for this civil unrest, but i think there is too much bloodshed already.

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  23. It is rather odd.
    Just days before everyone on the ground was in unity.
    Fighting a common goal.
    The Pro-Mubarak supporters are probably 100 plants who get people to fight just cause they are so aggravated there.

    Anderson Cooper took a beating.

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  24. Sadly, revolutions are always made in blood. :(

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  25. Mubarak should have stepped down a week ago.

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  26. Just where did these pro-Mubarak supporters appeared from ?

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  27. I believe the pro- Mubarak supporters are from the police just in civilian clothes purposefully trying to change the direction and tone of the protests. I hope they don't let them.

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  28. that situation is in need of some serious help

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  29. eventually the army is going to have to get involved, since the cities are being divided into two armed camps and the police are support attacks against anti-government protesters. This whole situation is about to get a whole lot worse, real quick

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  30. I am agreeing with the others saying the pro-Mubarak supporters are obviously either paid or police, either way it is information control at it's worst and they need all the help we can give them

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  31. I hope it gets resolved soon, each day is getting even crazier and it seems like a civil war is coming

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