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(Voice of America)   Egypt's Senate convenes after the constitution passes. Imagine if they were American, they'd get all pissed over Morsi then go on a month long vacation and do nothing but blame the Muslim Brotherhood for all their ills and....wait...ah crap   (blogs.voanews.com) divider line 13
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2012-12-26 11:03:12 AM
And here we see the problem with bringing democracy to religious savages: the first thing they do is vote to imprison their women, behead their gays and mandate religious teachings in schools. I know the liberals won't like it, but democracy only works with a well-educated populace.
 
2012-12-26 11:07:56 AM

Copper Spork: but democracy only works with a well-educated populace.


But aren't the streets full of discontented Egyptians with college degrees complaining they can't find jobs?
 
2012-12-26 11:10:43 AM
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2012-12-26 11:29:51 AM
That's what normally happens when a African Muslim usurps power in country.
 
2012-12-26 11:35:15 AM
They'd also be claiming that Morsi was Jewish and born on the opposite side of the planet.
 
2012-12-26 11:54:14 AM

Copper Spork: And here we see the problem with bringing democracy to religious savages: the first thing they do is vote to imprison their women, behead their gays and mandate religious teachings in schools. I know the liberals won't like it, but democracy only works with a well-educated populace.


Sure. A well educated populace for example votes to continue a war with a country that never attacked them for reasons known to be false.
 
2012-12-26 12:02:38 PM

Copper Spork: And here we see the problem with bringing democracy to religious savages: the first thing they do is vote to imprison their women, behead their gays and mandate religious teachings in schools. I know the liberals won't like it, but democracy only works with a well-educated populace.


So, not in the US?

If the US was Egypt, this Wahabist Nuremberg Laws stuff would be met with a couple dozen white kids in dreadlocks showing up to be promptly arrested and put on the FBI watch list, while the rest of America laughs at them.

The VOA didn't have a problem with arrests and torture when Mubarak was in charge. I guess National Interests trumps justice and decency?


/"The Shah always falls"
 
2012-12-26 12:07:30 PM
Anyone else pleasantly surprised that the conquering dictator who publicly stated a few months back that he considered himself above the authority of the existing congress, judicial system, and law actually followed through with his stated plan of putting a democratic style government into place?

Or was there some major part of that story that I missed?
 
2012-12-26 12:47:48 PM
Meh.. Anything is better than Israeli controlled puppet dictator Hosni Mubarak.


/Torture is not condoned by rational people.
//McCain now supports torture since dementia is fun and he supports the Saint Reagan second term doctrine.

there is no heaven. there is no God. there is only death. So f*ck off and stop fighting each other.
 
2012-12-26 01:37:35 PM
So, election fraud is acceptable?
 
2012-12-26 02:46:41 PM
This just confirms that the Muslim Brotherhood only intended to win one election. Now that they have power, they are implimenting laws and structures to guarantee that they don't have to win another contested election. We have seen this before and we will see it again. The only question is whether or not things will turn violent in Egypt. If the countries economy doesn't recover and unemployment stays high, things will probably get more unstable and violent. If this government can create some economic improvement, then things are liable to settle down even with the repression and restrictions on democracy, For Egypt (and most places) economics trump freedom as a priority. If people are employed and have opportunity to buy things, they don't quite care as much about representation (or rather aren't willing to put their ass on the line to change things).
 
2012-12-26 03:53:47 PM
 
2012-12-26 08:32:22 PM

sheep snorter: Meh.. Anything is better than Israeli controlled puppet dictator Hosni Mubarak.


/Torture is not condoned by rational people.
//McCain now supports torture since dementia is fun and he supports the Saint Reagan second term doctrine.

there is no heaven. there is no God. there is only death. So f*ck off and stop fighting each other.


I'm thinking Fark must be paying trolls to write shiat on threads with low hits because nobody this farked up could possibly know how to turn on a computer let alone use one.
 
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