And the pickle heads in academia pop champagne corks
This is what the Left wanted, a revolution for the sake of a revolution. The downfall of an authoritarian (Mubarak), regardless of the fact that other totalitarians are waiting in the wings to take his place. The main thing for the Left, is that they are anti-Western totalitarians, not the kind that Mubarak represented.
So now they have it, in spades, totalitarians who promised not to field a candidate, but did so any way and won a majority in the recent elections because they had a well developed infrastructure and plenty of people who think like them. So that’s the reality of Egypt, and their economy is in the tank (h/t TINSC), so expect more unrest, more revolution attempts by ”reactionaries”, and military coups, as the Egyptians find out that they can’t run a state on their looks.
Sharia is Morsi’s Totalitarian Mandate
Posted By Andrew Bostom On December 2, 2012
Al-Ahram  headline: Huge pro-Morsi rally challenges opponents to ballot-box test
Theodore Roosevelt penned these remarkably prescient words  in a 1911 letter to his longtime correspondent and friend, Sir George Otto Trevelyan, reflecting upon Roosevelt’s post-presidency visit to Cairo, Egypt, the previous year.
The real strength of the Nationalist movement in Egypt…lay not with these Levantines of the café but with the mass of practically unchanged bigoted Moslems to whom the movement meant driving out the foreigner, plundering and slaying the local Christian, and a return to all the violence and corruption which festered under the old-style Moslem rule, whether Asiatic or African.
Roosevelt’s concerns about the recrudescence of “old-style Moslem rule,” that is, a totalitarian Sharia  (Islamic law) not reshaped or constrained by Western law, may now be fully realized a century later.
Less than two years after the forced abdication of Egyptian President Mubarak, we appear to be witnessing the ultimate triumph of the electoral ascendancy of vox populi, mainstream Egyptian Islamic parties, most prominently, the Muslim Brotherhood. Muhammad Morsi, the Brotherhood’s freely-elected Presidential candidate, has successfully outmaneuvered a minority coalition of secular-leaning Muslims, and Christians, to orchestrate the passage of a more robustly  Sharia-complaint Egyptian constitution.
Given President Obama’s repeated admonitions (as reported here , and here ) that Mubarak relinquish power, immediately, during early, February, 2011, this prior, Tuesday, May 19, 2009, confidential assessment  of Mubarak by then US Ambassador to Egypt Margaret Scobey, raises profound questions about US actions which facilitated his removal, and the subsequent triumph of Egypt’s Sharia supremacists.
Mubarak is a classic Egyptian secularist who hates religious extremism and interference in politics. The Muslim Brothers represent the worst [emphasis added], as they challenge not only Mubarak’s power, but his view of Egyptian interests. As with regional issues, Mubarak, seeks to avoid conflict and spare his people from the violence he predicts would emerge from unleashed personal and civil liberties. In Mubarak’s mind, it is far better to let a few individuals suffer than risk chaos for society as a whole. He has been supportive of improvements in human rights in areas that do not affect public security or stability. Mrs. Mubarak has been given a great deal of room to maneuver to advance women’s and children’s rights and to confront some traditional practices that have been championed by the Islamists, such as FGM [i.e., female genital mutilation, sanctioned by not merely “Islamists,” but the predominant Shafiite school of Islamic law in Egypt, leading to rates of this misogynistc barbarity  among Egyptian women  of 95%], child labor, and restrictive personal status laws.
The Hard-Won Local Triumph, and Global Aspirations of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan)
February 18, 2011 marked the triumphal return  to Cairo of Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan) “Spiritual Guide” Yusuf al-Qaradawi. Qaradawi’s own words, accompanied by images and actions during this appearance , re-affirmed his obscurantist, albeit mainstream Islamic Weltanschauung of Sharia-based, aggressive jihadism, and its corollary — virulent Jew and other infidel hatred, which should have shattered the delusive view that the turmoil leading to President Mubarak’s resignation augured the emergence of a modern, democratic Egyptian society devoted to Western conceptions of individual liberty and equality before the law.