Friday, January 28, 2011


In a place our media calls The Arab World, change is being born. The people move in millions. There are stories of police, known for their brutality and oppression, stripping off their badges and uniforms and joining the protest against tyranny. I don't understand the details, but I do understand the dynamics - the few persecute the many until the many rise up. You can feel that from here, that rising. Freedom has a taste and those people are salivating for it.

In America, many of us have forgotten how good it tastes. We worry for our own interests. We fear fundamentalists who hate who we are, and we make the mistake again and again of supporting some dictator in the name of stability.  So we look on.

When we were young, we stood for freedom, or so we are taught. How good it would be to stand with those brave enough to stand up.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, it is time for “great change”. It is time to stop insulting the nations by monopolist and dictator rulers.
    Americans fought for the freedom long time ago and they have paid all its expenses and now they enjoy its taste. Let’s wish for all other under tyranny nations that one not-too-far day they will taste freedom and democracy.


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