The people of Egypt have had enough of their country’s President, Hosni Mubarak. It’s no wonder. He’s had over three decades of suppression of freedom, the inability to earn a meaningful wage and even the suppression of the media to effectively, and honestly, communicate to its impoverished countrymen.

Hosni Mubarak

This is the face of a billionaire dictator in a country where the average Egyptian earns little more than a $2.00 per day wage. In contrast, Hosni Mubarak is worth an estimated $80/90 Billion Dollars and holds expensive real estate in the U.S.

Egyptian protesters

This is the face of the Egyptian people who will not succumb to the continuation of the dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak. He is trying to outlast them. Changing certain leaders but still holding on to the country like a noose around its neck for his own reward. He sits on the keys to the Suez Canal Zone and has in some ways helped the War on Terror. But, he rules with an iron hand and,, at 82 years old he refuses to give up his position as President of Egypt.

The Suez Canal is an important shortcut for shipping.

Suez Canal

Especially oil shipments to the U.S. So, another oil card is played by yet another tycoon of the poor. The poor who so desperately need a voice in their corner. So they have taken to the streets of Cairo to organize for change. These are not just idealistic students; these are people (men & women) from every walk of life… seeking change for their Nation and risking their lives in the process. It’s an all too familiar situation.

It reminds me of Mexico’s Carlos Slim who is the world’s richest man sucking the life blood from his country and keeping all of it for himself and very proud of that fact. The Nite Ranter went after him after Carlos’ appearance on Larry King Live. The difference? Mexico can send its unhappy workers across the border to the U.S. and they then send their earnings back to their families living in poverty in Mexico.

Carlos Slim needs an upheaval like the Egyptians are dealing out, but I do not see that ever happening. Two men in powerful positions who have amassed billions of dollars for themselves… and themselves alone.

This is the world that we live in. To make things even more tense in Egypt, the “Muslim Brotherhood” organization is just waiting in the wings to take over if they can gain a foothold in the chaos.

That would not be a move forward for the Egyptian people. While they have stated through several of their spokespersons that they have no desire to take over the country, I would be skeptical of anything that they put forward publicly.

Freedom of speech in Egypt is in short supply or nonexistent. Our media/reporters (CNN, NBC, ABC, MSNBC, CBS, even Fox News) in Egypt have been physically attacked by pro-Mubarak squads in an attempt to stop the real truth from getting out to the rest of the world. Mubarak also shut down all the social media outlets in Egypt for the same reason.

Here’s my question:
Will it take “Kosme Ka-Bloomey” to overthrow Hosni Mubarak, or will he voluntarily leave of his own volition?

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  1. The Nite Ranter

    Wow! The Santafean and Anonymous have hit the proverbial nail right on the head. I could not agree more as this is the height of non-partisanship and symptomatic of the over-all systemic problems running rampant in State Governments, the U.S. House and Senate and will continue with nothing being achieved & advanced for the good of American voters for too many months to come.

    Mar 17, 2011 at 6:20 pm
  2. Anonymous

    These right wing muscle guys should be jailed for their unAmericanism! Then they should be taken to the tar pit, then to the feather (chicken) farm and then to the sewer plant , packed in a turd roll and shipped pre-paid to the closet arm-pit of the world and left to fend for themselves. Period!

    Mar 17, 2011 at 6:05 pm
  3. The Santafean

    Although at this writing Mubarak has fled Egypt, the revolutionists should be praised for having the “guts” to defy their powerful leader. At the same time Mubarak was being ousted, another revolution was taking place in Madison, Wisconsin where another “dictator” backed by the Republican party is attempting to squash the rights of good, hard working middle-class Americans. I believe his stance is unAmerican and he and his cronies should be tarred, feathered, and marched out of town.

    Mar 9, 2011 at 12:33 pm