Why I listen to NPR, part 6
This morning, while the other news media were breathlessly reporting on Egypt's "democratization", and wondering whether Egypt's new "democracy" will accomplish the only goal that our media understand, namely "human rights" (i.e. absolute privilege for fags, amorphodites and bullbitches) ... While all that crap was rolling out of the other media's posterior orifices, NPR decided to interview a realist
and hear some facts.
History prof J. Rufus Fears of OU told the story of Egypt. For 5000 years Egypt's rulers have been just like Mubarak, and for 5000 years Egypt's "transitions of power" have occurred when the people rioted over high food prices. Period. No reason to expect anything else. The Arab culture has its own ways which are not our ways.
Bravo to NPR for carrying a factual view straightforwardly and respectfully, without sighing and laughing and grunting and eye-rolling all the way through, without overlaying cartoony music or screechy grindy sound effects, as all other Republican and Democrat media always do
when they feel impelled to carry facts.
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Think about this... you have a system that has worked for 5000 years, has kept your nation in one place and one piece, kept your nation in an important position on the world stage from Cleopatra to Boutros Boutros-Ghali. Now some annoying teenage bully of a country, with a system that worked for exactly 200 years before collapsing, is trying to persuade you to adopt the collapsed system. Would you buy this junked Vega?