In the wake of ‘s unprecedented resignation as – Read: Dictator – I found myself through the comments on various sites – , even “that” one – when I came across a comment that went something like this:
“This’ll be bigger than the tearing down of the Berlin Wall”
This short thought was quickly lost in a sea of euphoric and cynical comments, but it sparked an interesting train of thought in my head. Is this one of those moments? One of those turning points where the history of the world irrevocably changes? My mind strains under the idea that I have just witnessed such an event unfold.
What’s more extraordinary is that this incident was almost entirely peaceful! Few great changes have ever occurred mostly though honest and peaceful methods. The, the Indian Independence Movement and, as the blogger above said, the actual tearing down of the Berlin Wall by a people yearning for freedom come to mind.
Whether or not this is “bigger” than the destruction of the hateful wall, it’s still important. An amazing and unique event that belongs solely to the. Freedom is not earned, it is asserted and the Egyptian people have been asserting theirs for the last eighteen days. Even after 30 years years of oppressive rule. Even after 30 years of abuse their will remains strong and grows stronger with each passing day.
Christopher Hitchens once said that as a child of the 60s he feels sorry for the youth of today, as they have no causes to believe in and to fight for. Well, Christopher, don’t feel bad. The youth of Egypt just proved you wrong.
Freedom, Equality, Brotherhood.