Friday, 4 February 2011

Mealy-mouthed Western politicians

Brendan O'Neill has a post on the Telegraph blogs and ends thus:
"This is one of the brilliant things about the inspiring uprising in Egypt: it has not only exposed the illegitimacy of the Mubarak regime, but also the BS behind recent Western campaigns to “deliver democracy” to the Middle East. Because the very same politicians and commentators who talked about “democratising” Iraq now stare in horror, mouths agape, at the Egyptian masses demanding their democratic rights. That’s because these fear-wracked observers don’t understand what real democracy is. And when they see it, in all its noisiness and rowdiness and unpredictability, it terrifies them." (my emphasis)
To which I add:
Because it will be happening here, in the UK!

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