Saturday, February 12, 2011

Time to Celebrate in Egypt

Whatever might come later. Have a look at this picture of the Tahir Square. Notice the organization and the care with which the needs of the protesters were taken care of. Click on the pictures of the "martyrs' wall" if nothing else.

And as president Obama points out in this video, finding that one is "worth something" is extremely important for the down-trodden.

Finally, the peacefulness of the whole process is to be lauded. People took responsibility for their behavior in a way which Gandhi would have applauded.

So it is time to celebrate before finding out what the next stage might bring. That, of course, is as hard a stage as this one, because democracy does not mean the rule of the majority alone.