The men and women who have every reason to despair, but don’t, may have the most to teach us, not only about how to hold true to our beliefs, but about how such a life can bring about seemingly impossible social change. ” -Paul Rogat Loeb

Social change is a scary force, necessary, but scary. The Arab Spring has caused myriad uprisings, a couple regime changes and countless deaths. Egypt ousted the terrible Mubarek…but is Morsi any better?

An Egyptian court just handed down 529 death penalties in a trial process that had little or no evidence and basically was a over reaction to some police deaths in a riot over a year ago. Al Jazeera claims that the Arab Spring has ended in Egypt. I think so too…Where is the outrage over civilian deaths or the outrage over malfunctioning government?

Yes Egypt is semi-democratic which is a great step for them considering that’s what the people want…but Morsi was the lesser of two evils at the time and people were far more concerned about Muslim Brotherhood affiliation than any sort of platform for change. This death penalty madness seems to bring us right back to the days of Mubarek.

Where is the social change? If you look at it over a annual perspective, there has been great change in Egypt considering it has it’s first democratically elected president in history. But look at it over the past month, Egypt is showing signs of a dictator government once again, which means there’s a big change for “potential radicalization of the Islamists.”

What is the next step to stop the madness? Well my first thought is what does the U.N. think—of course it’s outraged. There is a clear connection, The New York Times said, between the convictions and the political agenda to keep the Muslim Brotherhood suppressed since it was outsted from military power back in July. This is taking civilian warfare to a whole new level: legal mass killing.

Will the U.S. stick our noses in? Is that even a good idea. Will the U.N. step in to preserve the positive aspects of Egypt’s social change by quashing this ridiculous situation? We can only hope…other wise the Arab Spring’s violence will have been in vain for Egypt.


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