This is a most remarkable moment in history.
I’m waiting, as countless numbers of people around the world are, for Hosni Mubarak to appear on TV and acknowledge that his control over the affairs of Egypt is over.
Initially he will say that he does not intend to stand for re-election as President of Egypt in September and is also not putting forward his son, Gamal, to continue his dynasty. But if he believes that that will be enough to satisfy the demonstrators in Tahrir Square, he is probably the only person in Egypt who holds that belief. Inevitably, I think, he’ll have to make the announcement that he surrenders power immediately if he wishes to avoid even greater mass demonstrations.
Meanwhile the situation is remarkable for the fact that everyone involved is doing something remarkable and not doing something else equally remarkable. The protesters are insisting the Mubarak leave but they are not resorting to violence. The army is remaining on duty to defend the people but not taking any action to shore up the regime.
The President of the United States is, at least publicly, insisting that Mubarak say he will not run again but not, at least publicly, insisting that he step down immediately. (I think privately they are suggesting that he leave asap, consistent with an orderly transition of power, which, I think, is wanted by the U.S.) The President is, I think, wanting to influence events while not wanting to appear as if he is influencing events. I think everyone suspects that any opposition candidate the U.S. blesses will have received the kiss of death in the Arab world.
Everyone is taking a stand but not losing their head. I have never seen or heard of a popular uprising exactly like this.
Consider the French Revolution. It moved forward, moved forward, moved forward until it was drenched in blood and one group after another literally lost its head. The mob lost its head; the nobles lost their head. Everything lurched out of control. But the remarkable thing about what is happening now is that no one – not the mass of Egyptians, not the army. not even Mubarak – appear to be willing or likely to lose their head. Everyone seems willing to observe certain limits while putting their wishes out passionately and in no uncertain terms.
Where are the agents provocateurs? Where are the police with truncheons? Where are the troops firing into the crowd? All of the sights that we have seen so many times in situations like this in the past are so noticeable by their absence.
I am left amazed at how orderly this transition in power is and how well all are cooperating with each other while at the same time forcing change to occur. Perhaps “forcing” is not the word because the “force” that is being applied is not force – not force in the terms we’ve seen occur in Hungary or Tienanmien Square or so many other venues around the world.
There is one exception in my view and that is the cabal here at home which I firmly believe has caused a massive storm, described by news outlets on more than one occasion as a “life-threatening” storm. I believe that their efforts alone are callous and aimed at death and destruction. Hundreds of thousands can march in Egypt and not, as far as I’ve seen today, roll a single car or set fire to a single building. But the New World Order alone, if I’m correct, continues to rain devastation on the people.
Some readers may think this video a bit hokey, but I’m not so sure. It may just reflect the new spirit resulting from the rising energies. Thanks to Roth.