Forum Post: Egypt's Presidential Elections. Is Occupy making the same Mistakes the Revolutionists made in Egypt?
Posted 2 years ago on June 24, 2012, 4:56 p.m. EST by Endgame
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We can all agree that Egypt's Revolution and the ouster of Mubarak was a great thing.
But unfortunately a lot the Revolutionists in Egypt decided that they were not going to get involved in the political process. And the few Revolutionists that did get involved lacked the focus and the structure to search and ultimately elect a candidate they could get behind.
So because many thought it was pointless to get involved in the political process the country's choices turned out to be someone from the Muslim Brotherhood and a general from Mubarak's regime. Naturally the majority of the country hated these choices. But is anyone really surprised? If you don't get involved, you get what you ask for.
So now that the President of Egypt is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood with the majority of the country NOT voting. To a lesser extent is this what is to come of America? And is Ocuppy going to continue follow the lead of Egypt's Revolutionists? Just sitting out because "we don't run candidates and we don't get involved in politics"?
I don't think the Revolution of Egypt is over by any means. But the outcomes so far could of turned out so much better than what they had if more people would of focused, collaborated, ran the candidate they wanted and gotten involved in the electoral process. On this site in the past I've seen alot of praising of Egypt's Revolutionists. But if we praise the success of their Revolution are we in Occupy going to learn from their mistakes?