Washington Post Baffled to Find that Most Egyptians Support Overthrow of Morsi

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It’s almost amusing to see the mainstream media baffled by the failure of their paradigm in Egypt.

How can a country that revolted against an autocratic regime less than three years ago now embrace strong-armed military rule?

A broad swath of Egyptians has supported the July 3 ouster of Morsi and the military crackdown on his allied Muslim Brotherhood movement, which sparked clashes that have killed about 1,000 civilians in 10 days. Much of the public staunchly defends the military’s actions, including a brutal dispersal of two pro-Morsi sit-ins and the sweeping arrests of Brotherhood leaders, including four more Thursday.

…the public’s rejection of Morsi is rooted in the wildly high hopes that ordinary Egyptians had for the Arab Spring — and their bitterness at how democracy failed to deliver jobs or social justice.

That’s true enough. But here’s the important point that the Washington Post is missing. The ordinary Egyptian, like most people around the world, consider mass protests as legitimate a tool of regime change as elections.

They are not invested in the political infrastructure of democracy. Elections are just another populist vehicle of change. So are mass protests. And protests are harder to rig than elections.

 Democracy has come to mean getting rid of unpopular leaders, with or without elections.

That kind of democracy might not be such a bad thing.

“Islam is the solution” was the Muslim Brotherhood’s pledge. Working-class Egyptians such as Mohammed Abdul Qadir, 43, took that to heart.

“I only wanted one thing: to be ruled under sharia,” or Islamic law, the cabdriver said. “But this didn’t happen. There was only more injustice.” By “sharia,” Abdul Qadir didn’t mean a ban on alcohol or a requirement that women wear veils. He meant the creation of a broadly just society, the kind promoted in Islamic teachings.

When Abdul Qadir became ill, he found that he couldn’t afford the cost of hospital treatment. “I used to take the bus for one [Egyptian] pound; now it’s three pounds” – or about 42 cents, he said.

“What we have seen in the past year has made me long for Mubarak’s rule,” Abdul Qadir said.

Islamic Socialists, like National Socialists, aren’t actually capable of delivering on their promises.

  • antioli

    WaPo views those who do not sit in the royal thrones of liberal power as lesser beings. They believe that the public is stupid or else they would have job where they could control the lives of the population. It is a variation of social Darwinism.
    If by magic they were striped of their lofty positions, lost all contact with those who benefited them and thrown out on the streets of Egypt then tried to earn a living the would understand. The army is acting for the will of the people who have cried out for help.

  • Veracious_one

    nothing new here WaPo is always baffled by the truth….

    • JDinSTL

      Jeffrey Bezos…. good luck

  • truebearing

    You could shorten the headline to” “Washington Post Baffled.” That will apply to any number of issues.

  • http://alakhtal.wordpress.com/ Obaid Karki

    I love to get hold of sheep shearer and shave his smutty gross moustache. Go ahead and do it. Einstein. Show which country armed by USA prevailed, let me begin from Iraq to Afghanistan; backing Seesee is great idea let us do it. Unless Bolton likes MBH to bomb Sphinx. How would one feel safe when a Shenanigan as john Bolton is a conservative authority to deliver a jurisprudence on Egypt Urine.. I don’t think it’s the right time to discuss US-Aid to Egypt. It’s the US supremacy at stake here not the US interest as General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff said. Beside USDA-Monsanto wheat. US-Aid to Egypt is Fiat money given to US Warring Industry Complex to handout DoD Arm Surplus and overstocks that US Troops loathed to kill elders, women & children elsewhere to Egyptian military fools to kill their victims. Since Dems, GOP and Teeebaagerzz confused who to arm in Egypt Israel clutched this window of looting to lure DC’s Israelifirsters to arm her instead. That’s why this Kleptomania Breaking is sponsored by FOXNEWS. Saudi King will Aid USA to fund Junta to devastate Egypt. He reassured that Egypt will dance without Aid USA. Now, ain’t that something.. His majesty skipped Illiteracy classes to run Wahabi Mountaingoats now he’s running Egypt. Muhammad Badie MBH Boss didn’t flea Egypt, he stayed home while the genocide taking place, Badie didn’t lead any rally or protest. He’s a dormant political animal, and he left the political circus for professionals as soon as Morsi took the helm. The last time he was seen with to Hillary to bid her goodbye. Egyptian Junta hyenas mark their grounds by assassinating their rivals character using terrorism algorithm. Egypt is Muslim Brotherhood Country by Coup or Bally Dancing. Egyptian Junta opened Egypt’s tailgate for the lowest bidder.

    • truebearing

      Any other incoherent nonsense you want to add? I can see how Islam has prepared your intellect for the disciplined polemic.
      We have cattle that are as articulate.

    • Veracious_one

      Muhammad Badie MBH Boss didn’t flea Egypt, he stayed home while the
      genocide taking place, Badie didn’t lead any rally or protest. He’s a
      dormant political animal, and he left the political circus for
      professionals…

      that’s not quite true..Badie attended the protests and took the time to deliver a few hate filled speeches that helped to fuel the violent protests…

    • Veracious_one

      Egyptian Junta hyenas mark their grounds by assassinating their rivals character using terrorism algorithm.

      the Muslim Brotherhood was defining their character by kidnapping. raping, torturing, and executing anti-Morsi protesters especially favoring the Coptic Christians..

    • Veracious_one

      Since Dems, GOP and Teeebaagerzz confused who to arm in Egypt Israel
      clutched this window of looting to lure DC’s Israelifirsters to arm her
      instead.

      Are you still mad the Morsi failed to attack Israel?

    • Veracious_one

      He reassured that Egypt will dance without Aid USA. Now, ain’t that something..

      that’s because the military aid from the US goes to the Egyptian military..not to the Egyptian government.

    • Veracious_one

      His majesty skipped Illiteracy classes to run Wahabi Mountaingoats now he’s running Egypt.

      he’s failed at both jobs…

    • Veracious_one

      How would one feel safe when a Shenanigan as john Bolton is a conservative authority to deliver a jurisprudence on Egypt Urine.

      John Bolton understands Islam very well…

    • Veracious_one

      backing Seesee is great idea let us do it.

      that makes more sense than backing the Muslim Brotherhood..a terrorist supporting organization…

    • Veracious_one

      I love to get hold of sheep shearer and shave his smutty gross moustache.

      you have kinky desires…

  • Ammianus

    Democracy is merely a tool, a means to an end. Without constitutional safeguards protecting liberty, democracy is nothing more than two wolves and a sheep voting to decide what is for dinner.

  • A_Perspective

    Yes of course! What else can anyone expect when their cognitive collective
    couldn’t make it through Special Ed? Sue me.