Fun to watch, wish them well, but it won’t change a thing.
Make no mistake, there are indeed people in Egypt against turning the country into a seventh century Taliban-like backwater country. These are the protesters who started the move against Mubarak, but were sidelined -as predicted by many of us who follow these issues- by the majority (and better organized) of sharia supporting Egyptards.
But guess what folks? The same people who hold a majority then, are the same people who still comprise the majority now, and they’re not going to give up power. Democracy, the pure form being practiced in Egypt (yes with all the ballot box stuffing and intimidation) is of course mob rule. As Ben Franklin once quipped:
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.
It will be much more difficult to dislodge the Muslim Brotherhood since they are using their Islamic credentials as legitimacy for their rule, and most of Egypt will not dare to be seen as violating that (Islamic) rule. Only financial/economic collapse will snap people into rejecting an Islamic ruled state, and the way Muslim Brotherhood is managing things, they may hasten that day sooner than they think.
Harlem Shake in front of Muslim Brotherhood HQ in Cairo
Egyptians motivated by ‘boredom’ dance Harlem Shake in front of Islamist group’s headquarters in Moqattam, Cairo
Dozens of young men and women put on a public ‘Harlem Shake’ performance in front of the Muslim Brotherhood’s national headquarters in Cairo’s Moqattam district on Thursday.
A two and a half minute YouTube video shows the young Egyptians dancing to different kinds of music, not just the Harlem Shake song.
Some of the dancers wore “V for Vendetta” Guy Fawkes masks.
The event was organised on Facebook and motivated by “boredom.”
As Vlad astutely observes: Meanwhile, at a pro-muslim brotherhood gathering, or what I prefer to call, ‘a house of tards, Al Qaeda flags a plenty can be seen