"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Dashed Hopes

After God knows how many years of dictatorship the Tunisian people finally have the chance of creating something good to benefit them all - jobs, food on the table, education.  I hoped against hope that something approaching democracy would result from the protest and bloodshed but, no.

Sadly, the first thing some of them thought to do was to go and wave their flag of jihad outside the Great Synagogue of Tunis and shout vile anti-semitic slogans.  Some people never learn -what's happened to the true meaning of "hope not hate?"    It's a pitiful display - they should be ashamed of themselves.

"Jews wait, the Army of Mohammed is coming back."


H/t:  Vlad Tepes

4 comments:

  1. As you say GV it was some and not many 'some' at that. We don't know if it was the same people doing the original protesting, Islamists coming out of the woodwork or even stooges of the former regime trying to let the Islamist genie out of the bottle in revenge (the spontaneous banners all lookl very uniform, just like when the TUC organise a march in London

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  2. I'm just disheartened to see it at all, Banned. As you say, it could be some group testing the water but it needs clamping down on very quickly. Iran's a mess, Bahrain's not so good, Algeria, Egypt, Tunis, emen - all simmering and what do they have in common - Islam. I even read last week that Kuwait's having a few problems too - we've all gone mad.

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  3. cf Europe 1848 ?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolutions_of_1848

    "Although most of the revolutions were quickly put down, there was a significant amount of violence in many areas, with tens of thousands of people tortured and/or killed. While the immediate political effects of the revolutions were largely reversed, the long-term reverberations of the events were far-reaching."

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