Worlds Falling Apart: Now Egypt, Bulgaria, Turkey, Brazil, Syria ++

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 10:14 AM
July 1, 2013

egypt-protest-1127-horizontal-gallery    Hundreds of thousands, if not millions protested in Cairo and other Egyptian cities over the weekend across Egypt, calling for the resignation of President Morsi.  Over 22 million also signed a petition calling for him to step down.

On the other side, tens of thousands of Islamists, loyal to Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood vowed to defend him. David D. Kirkpatrick, Ben Hubbard and Kareem Fahim of The New York Times say as yesterday’s violence started:

“ . . . a group set fire to the headquarters of Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood movement in Cairo. . . attackers with Molotov cocktails vowed to kill anyone inside.”  These are the largest crowds since those marching against Mubarak, Morsi’s predecessor. Several protestors have been killed and hundreds injured.

All of Egypt seems to be in mayhem: “Outside Cairo, protesters blockaded or chained shut government offices in the capitals of several provinces across the Nile Delta, state media reported. Protesters also blocked several transit ways, including the major highways and railways connecting Cairo and Alexandria.”

Now––because police forces seemed aligned with the protestors––all sides are waiting to see what Egypt’s military will do.  The military insists it is waiting for the government to reach a political solution and that its soldiers will protect the will of the people.  But protesters believe the military is on their side too.

And while they express anger about “desperate economic conditions” and lack of public safety, it is more deeply felt that Morsi’s loyalty is to the Muslim Brotherhood and not to Egypt or to the Egyptian people.

Demonstrators have blockaded or chained government offices, as well as set fire to Muslim Brotherhood offices, in several cities.  Morsi admitted to The Guardian newspaper that he was wrong to put his power above the courts’ authority.

But he insists this revolt stems from profiteers from Mubarak’s bureaucracy:  “They used this corrupt money to pull back the old regime into power.” Further, he  plans to finish his term as Egypt’s first elected president.

As Anthony Faiola and Paula Moura write in the Washington Post about Middle Class revolts around the world, public bolgarijabalkanwakeupoutrage in Bulgaria had brought down the previous government, and now the people there are furious again.

When he called for protests against corruption in the new government last week, Asen Genov expected maybe 500 people to show up in Sofia’s Independent Square.  Instead thousands poured in.

Now he links Bulgaria’s demonstrations to others: “We are all linked together, Bulgaria, Turkey, Brazil. We are tweeting in English so we can understand each other.  We are fighting for different reasons, but we all want our governments to finally work for us. We are inspiring each other.”

Hmm. Governments working for their people.  Maybe that will catch on, or is that just a fantasy in Christian fiction novels?  But then Apostle John does write:
“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free (John 8: 32).”

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