Saturday, January 29, 2011

Thinking of Egypt

Reportedly fueled by social media posts (on Twitter and Facebook), the Egyptian people seem to be rising up against the government of Hosni Mubarak.

Mubarak, a dictator who's run unopposed for "President" for 3 decades, is refusing (at least for now) to step down.

The U.S. government, which has supported Mubarak for years (and outsourced much of the Bush-era torture to him), is in a difficult position. On the one hand, Mubarak has been "our" friendly dictator. On the other hand, there is that whole "exporting freedom" phrase politicians like to throw around.

From the Bonzo Dog (Doo Dah) Band's 2007 reunion album, here's a very British, very genteel version of the Kaiser Chief's "I Predict A Riot":

But revolutions are rarely neat and painless and genteel.

So (with hopes for the safety and freedoms of all involved) here's the original:

1 comment:

David S said...

Wow, I've enjoyed both of these bands over the years. I never expected to find them both on one blog page!

Yes, let's hope for a sensible outcome to events in Egypt.