The Egyptian Revolution Starts Devouring Its Children
There’s nothing in the street
Looks any different to me
And the slogans are replaced, by-the-bye
And the parting on the left
Is now the parting on the right
And the beards have all grown longer overnight
(The Who, “Won’t Get Fooled Again”)
This won’t be a Facebook Revolution. It will be more Falò delle vanit. The people of Egypt are not demanding Modernity. They are not demanding Cafe Americano at Starbucks. They are rejecting the ongoing erosion of their culture to the point of unleashing a Thermodorian Reaction against what Francis Fukayama refered to as The End of History. If Muhammad Morsi was The Neitzchean Last Man, the Egyptian people demand a do-over. Entropy trumps Darwin until absolute zero is reached.
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, Arab Spring
, Barack Obama
, Bonfire of The Vanities
, Dr. Righteous
, Facebook Revolution
, Foreign Affaris
, Orestes Brownson
, Senator Menendez
, Thermadorian Reaction
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