Egypt on my mind

By Edouard Aldahdah

Posted on February 2nd, 2011 in General

I am taking a break from writing about asil horses to support my Egyptian and Yemeni friends as they fight for democracy against the oppressive regimes of Hosni Mubarak and Ali Abdallah Saleh. Arab horses and heritage are important, but Arab freedom and dignity are more important. By the same occasion, you get are rare glimpse into my political views. 😉

9 Responses to “Egypt on my mind”

  1. Well said Edouard.
    My thoughts this week have been also what might have come to pass now in Iraq, had not the illegal invasion occured and the people of that country had found the courage, inspired by the people of Egypt and Tunisia to stand up en mass against dictatorship and forge their own future.
    I sincerely hope that there is a bright, democratic future for these Arab countries.

  2. We are all praying for the fine people of the Middle East. Democracy is often messy, but it is a good thing.

  3. Amen.

  4. I, as many others, are hopeful they will win their freedom and have what, we in Australia, take for granted. Good luck and stay strong!

  5. Good for you Edouard! Was dismayed to read today that the Mubarik regimes supporters are starting street fighting with pro-democracy people in the streets. At least thats how it was filtered out to us by the Corporate Press. Democracy will come to all peoples that want it in the end, simply because democracy is much more powerful than dictatorship which is ultimately held in place by the business end of an automatic rifle. Democracy doesn’t need to frighten people to justify its existence because the democratic ideal is self evidently strengthened by everyone who takes part in the democratic process, whether it be voting in elections or peacfully protesting and saying enough is enough to the powers that be. Dictatorship must actively terrify those whom it claims to protect so as to justify its existence, and is apriori that much weaker because as Abraham Lincoln said ,”no one has ever asked to be made into a slave.” Keep on keeping on!
    Bruce Peek

  6. Whatever happens, it will undoubtedly be bloody and painful. I respect a peoples right to demand fair treatment, to be free from the fear of reprisal for stating their opinion, and to live peacefully and with respect. These simple objectives seem to be rarely tolerated in most of the world, whether by repressive governments or theocratic ideologues. Our hopes are with the people of Egypt, that they will quickly become the architects of new and open society in which they can flourish.

  7. Looks to be getting worse. Such a shame. Things looked good for a while there. Saw some horse and camels in the war zone too. Poor buggers.

  8. Mabrouk!
    I am absolutely thrilled for the people of Egypt that they have been rewarded for their tenacity, bravery, and in some cases sacrifice.I hope the next months will bring the real freedom that they deserve.

  9. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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