Monday, July 01, 2013

Austin and Egypt

Two very different societies, two very similar situations.
Texas rally against the Governor's anti-democracy actions.

In both, religious radicals have gained control of the government. In both the people are aggrieved by a government intent on imposing its own, particular brand of religious orthodoxy upon the people. Their governments, conversely, see the people as bothersome obstructions to enforcing religious order.

In Egypt, the government tried and failed to use police intimidation to quell the people. In Austin, Governor Perry is planning on using a massive display of armed police power to prevent the people from having access to the legislative gallery.

I have high hopes for the people of Egypt than the people of Austin.

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