Thursday, June 14, 2012
The Path to Democracy in Egypt
Egypt is a mess. It took only 18 days to get rid of Mubarak. It has taken a year and a half to basically clean up the mess. The fact of the matter is that people are freaking out over Egypt because they believe that Egypt is going down. Of course Egypt is going down. This is what revolutions do to countries. However, this is part of the natural process of developing as a nation. The revolutions do not happen overnight and boom the next day everything is perfect. It is going to take a lot of work to get rid of the old system and put in a new system. It is going to take a lot of time to allow the citizens of that country to mature as responsible citizens and put away their selfish agendas.
The Muslim Brotherhood is the biggest problem in this picture. However, even though they might appear as the problem, they are still part of this process in Egypt. If the people are voting for them, Muslim Brotherhood should be allowed to take over the power. That is if they are being candid during the election and AFTER the election. During or before the election, it is very easy to make promises. Let them make those promises and let see if they could fulfill those promises. Then the Egyptians should hold them accountable. At the same time, the citizens will learn the cost of their actions. That means the Egyptians would quickly realize that for there are consequences for their actions. If Muslim Brotherhood would like to cancel the peace treaty with Israel, they should be allowed to do that if the Egyptians are going to vote for this party. The consequence should also be that Israel must take back Sinai that they turned over to Egypt when the peace treaty was signed. If you are not going to uphold the contract, therefore the contract is void. It is a very simple fact.
In conclusion, I really disagree with the Egyptian court by dismantling the parliament in Egypt. This is going to create more chaos and anarchy. Things in Egypt might not appear to be pleasant for a lot of morons on the Left who thought that Arab Springs is going to rescue Egypt and they are going to have a full blown Western style democracy. Hah! Sorry, it is going to take a bit longer than that. Let’s just say in another 30-40 years, there might a light at the end of the tunnel.