Wednesday, July 10, 2013
A Stormy Spring
So much hope was engendered by the Arab Spring, but now, that seems like a squandered promise. Syria has turned into a charnel house and Egypt is turning into Syria. What democracy looks like in most of the Middle East seems to be a battlefield. I am afraid the violence is not peculiar to Damascus and Cairo but will infiltrate everywhere the people are allowed an honest vote because the majority of the people will vote in Islamist candidates who will employ their new found power to take away human rights. Islamists only need to win one election to strip freedom and will always use the mechanisms of democracy to attack the principles of democracy itself.