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05 July 2013 @ 07:54 pm
Savages not ready for democracy  
Our Mr. Brooks has found a new group to pick on: Egyptians.
Young Geoffreyed_rex on July 6th, 2013 05:10 am (UTC)
It's not the racism, it's the stupidity (that I find most striking)
The lack of any historical perspective on the part of the chattering classes never seeks to amaze me. Even if you take Brooks' thesis — that "radical Islam" is incompatible with pluralistic democracy — as a given (and to a significant extent, I do) the blindness to how well poorly similar actions have served to stamp it out, in Egypt and elsewhere, just blows the mind.

The double tragedy is, if what my (admittedly) superficial observations are accurate, that a really large minority (and maybe a majority) of Egyptians are cheering the Army on, as if the military really is on the side of the people.

It's not just American blow-hards who have a poor grasp of history. And meanwhile, the Muslim Brotherhood and its offshoots, will only grow stronger, now that they can legitimately show that if they are elected, they won't be permitted to lead.