Unless have been living under a rock, you must have heard that:
(Reuters) – A furious wave of protest swept Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak from power on Friday after 30 years of one-man rule, sparking jubilation on the streets and sending a warning to autocrats across the Arab world and beyond.
Mubarak, the second Arab leader to be overthrown by a popular uprising in a month, handed power to the army after 18 days of relentless rallies against poverty, corruption and repression caused support from the armed forces to evaporate. Mubarak, 82, had flown with his family from Cairo to the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, a ruling party official said.
Looking back, some of my older posts were prescient.
Here is a short list of such posts, with the context.
We were repeatedly told by ‘experts’, over many years, that such an outcome was unlikely. So what happened? The predictions of “brilliant”, “respectable” and “renowned” white men have a tendency to implode because they try to extrapolate the future from a jaundiced reconstruction of the past.
Of course, a thinking person would have realized that conservative societies are stagnant mainly because CONservatives believe that the best way to solve new problems is through the use of old methods. We all know how that worked in Egypt.. don’t we?
Many CONservative morons also believe that empires fall because they get soft. So how did the brutality of mubarak’s thugs work out for him?
Many whites believed, and still believe, that “those non-whites” could not use technology to get what they wanted. How did that work out? It seems that information revolutions precede social revolutions and technology change information feedback and outcomes.
Many also believed that the brutality of internal security agencies was a positive indicator of regime stability. How did that work out?
And, I wrote on January 28th, 2011.. only 2-3 days into the Egyptian Revolution- the Mubarak Regime was unsalvageable. At that time, the MSM and many CONservative blogs still thought that it would “all go away” and things would “return back to normal under that guy”.
As you can see, I was able to connect the dots in a manner that none of the so-called credentialed ‘experts’ and ‘elite’ from famous universities and pedigrees could.