My email address is subscribed to ‘In Defense of Marxism.’ Today, I was sent the following message:
“The masses have once again taken to the streets in the biggest demonstrations yet seen in Egypt. They call it the ‘Day of Departure’. Already this morning Al Jazeera showed an immense crowd of people thronging Tahriri Square. The mood was neither tense nor fearful, but jubilant. The very instant Friday prayers finished the masses erupted in a deafening roar of ‘Mubarak out!’ The few Mubarak supporters who were slinking on the streets outside the Square like impotent jackals could do nothing.” [pictures included]
I agree with Karl Popper: “The only alternative to violence is an attitude of reasonableness.” However, the above press-release is self-righteous to a fault.