However bad, we’ve got it good really…

August 16, 2013 at 10:46 am Leave a comment

This morning I heard that the deaths in Egypt have reached 500+ – this is an unconfirmed report, I believe. Recent history in Egypt has been tumultuous to say the least. I won’t go through all the details, suffice to say that the Army and Police have deposed the democratically elected leader (President Morsi) because the people were not happy with his progress in the year since his election. He leads the Muslim Brotherhood, a fairly fundamentalist muslim group. The fighting is primarily between the supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and the security forces.

My point is that this is what can happen, even with a notionally democratically elected government. For all the many faults our system has, and the totally uninspiring campaigns by both main parties at present, at least we are fortunate enough to live in a truly secular, democratic and robust democracy.

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