Discussion in 'Freedom of Expression' started by exOT8Michael, Feb 9, 2011.
I'd say it was through the power of all those people in Tahrir square...
I was gonna say lrn2socialmedia, faggot, but somehow I don't feel like trolling you on this joyous occasion.
cybersocial mathletes just won the world cup of politics
Tahrir Square w/o social media=Tiananmen Square
Peace and blessings to the Egyptian people. Well done!!!
I am so Tone 40 right now.
So, Mubarak trolled the world yesterday - Herro must be jealous that he has been outdone.
Yeah, the people in Tahrir square used the internets and teh Facebooks to co-ordinate, the YouTubes to film people getting murdered & injured. It helped provide an alternative to the state news outlet.
However, I'd say most of the credit has to go to No Mubarak Cat.
This people are definitely ready for American style democracy, they are already worshiping a corporate executive (Wael Ghonim)
Video of Mubarak, getting off plane in Paris.
Wow, awesome! It has 44 million views too!! )
I love where this is going now. Freedom will prevail.
Anonymous delivers, and the internet rules!
The people have spoken.
I hope Wael Ghonim gets to be part of governing, as he has a heart and real compassion.
RIP Khaled Said...you did not die in vain. xoxoxoxo Smile down from heaven.
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No, maybe Anonymous delivered moral support and a few token displays of solidarity, but beyond that Anonymous has very little to do with this. I'm not trying to belittle what people have done, but let's not get carried away. This isn't our victory, it's theirs.
Yes. Well, some of the people. Hopefully the people will all get a chance to speak in free and open elections sooner than later.
Anonymous is far bigger than just Chanology.
Many of the internet Revolution 2.0 activists are still nameless.
The majority of people in Egypt sat at home and did nothing, a tacit vote for Mubarak.
How's that democracy working for ya now?
If you stretch it that far you take it to the point of meaninglessness. Which is fine, but you should say people acting anonymously, not Anonymous.
I also wouldn't call this an internet Revolution. People used the internet to plan and organize and obviously that had some impact on how things played out in the end. But if you look at what is happening, it's a very familiar sequence of events. Of course the vast majority of us (myself included) never gave 2 shits about Egypt and had absolutely no clue about day to day life in the country until a few weeks ago, so it's easy for us to see this as being all so sudden. I think in general, these internet communications technologies influence how these events played out, but at the end of the day, those technologies aren't ultimately what brought people out into the streets.
Or they were afraid of getting beaten.
Egyptian-Canadians erupt in euphoria as Mubarak finally steps down
Thanks for that link! What amazingly inspiring pictures!
I am so happy for this breakthrough for Egypt.
Surprised you missed this, but when did Mubarak ever say he was stepping down?
This was probably the most gentle military coup in recent history. So gentle people don't quite realize it yet.
The question is, will they un-coup themselves in September, or will they say "Elections? Oops, we completely the whole thing."
We know how Cheney felt about
, but I wonder how the Bush/Cheney administration would have handled this happening while they watched.
I am not admitting anything!
I got it! Herro is really Glen Beck!
Mona Eltahawy's heart felt reaction:
If you want to follow Wael Ghonim on Twitter he is at @Ghonim.
Some Arabic, some English tweets.
There are really no words to express this moment for the Egyptian people because its really THEIR MOMENT, and I can only be in awe.
Technology may not have brought the first protesters out into the street, but the very human images and emotions being conveyed by the technology and the ability to connect to discuss the protest has made all the difference in Egypt and Tunisia. I've seen so many of these uprisings brutally repressed in the past that I have to think all the camera phones and upload links and constant attention somehow made a difference here. Also, I think it is fair to separate out peoples' actions in Egypt and the support they received worldwide, Anon can fairly claim not just to have done more than any other international group to help the populists in Tunisia and Egypt, but to have done so in a manner that can successfully be repeated elsewhere.
That's no small accomplishment, but I do agree that it does pale in comparison to the sacrifices made by the Egyptian revolutionaries. Thank Xenu those sacrifices were made known to the whole world and that Mubarak and Suleiman aren't now busy converting the national stadiums into torture/mass grave facilities, a la Pinochet.
shocked an awed and inspired. are you listening, despots?
"The whole world is watching"
Generals in command in Egypt
18 days of protest finally drive Mubarak from power; military controls transition to democracy
By Praveen Swami And Richard Spencer, Daily Telegraph February 12, 2011
Now if only there were some way that secular parties could organize and mobilize... Maybe someone should start a blog or a Facebook page and see if anyone can come up with any ideas?
Who are these "some" and are they academics, politicians, cab drivers, Egyptian, Israeli, American?
It's all the same people then as now. Wise up faggot.
Congratulations to Egypt and my condolences to the families of many victims. This was a difficult revolution.
If it were, there would be a lot more dead Egyptians.
Very true. As being trained in such things. it's better the marines go in than any other branch. the level of dicipline is outstanding in these men.
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