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Let's talk about Egypt

#1
I simply refuse to take all those "freedom" revolution seriously. It seems after all is said and done, the neo-con did succeed to implant their mumbo jambo about democracy and all that jazz. As if good ol' Mubarak hides billion dollars and is indifferent for the children of Egypt upbringing. But why has violence exploded out of control in a culture where obedience is an uncontested virtue? The answer lies in a different kind of explosion. Egypt (like most of the Arab world) has been overwhelmed by a demographic boom that shows no sign of abating. Egypt like most of the Arab world suffers from infatilesation of the society and therefore not enough people contribute to the state. If in the west many children are their families only sons, who concentrate on future vocations. However, more than two-thirds of the Arab boys are second, third and even fourth brothers. Neither their fathers nor the state will leave them any property or prepare them for a decent place in life. More than half of Egypt 82 million strong are youngsters between 17 to 30 while 60% of them unemployed and each generation the population is doubled itself. Over the next years many more angry young males will roam the streets of Arab world there is no other scenario.

Thus this is an issue of fiscical return from the populus for the state. Mubarak is not to blame here. Egypt should control its total fertility. This demographic armament will continue to provide large numbers of young men who have no prospects for employment and no place in society, and whose only hope is to fight for one.
 
#4
erm yeah but least the pyramids are nice
And with all the energetic young unemployed with lots of time on their hands.... One could provide a solution of re-building Egypt to it's ancient glory days. Get that whole pyramid thing back in fashion?

I'd quite like mine to have a few windows though! :thumright:
 
#11
The Sudan is at it now and as I recall. "They don't like it up em".
Oh, I dunno, though...

"Here's to you Fuzzy-Wuzzy,
At your home in the Sudan
You're a poor, benighted Heathen
But a first-class fighting man!

Yes here's to you Fuzzy-Wuzzy,
With your barrack-head of hair
You big, black, bounding bastard
For you broke a British Square!"

- Kipling.
 
#14
erm yeah but least the pyramids are nice
Yes untill the Islamist fanatics take over then they'll probably declare the pyramids and the sphinx unslamic and blow them up and melt down TUTs treasures claiming they are images of idolatry we all remember how inspired the Taliban where when they looked at the Bamiyan Buddhas.
They saw a great work of art build by mind infinitivly greater than theirs and the only way they could express themselves was to mindlessly destroy it.
 

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#15
Yes untill the Islamist fanatics take over then they'll probably declare the pyramids and the sphinx unslamic and blow them up and melt down TUTs treasures claiming they are images of idolatry we all remember how inspired the Taliban where when they looked at the Bamiyan Buddhas.
They saw a great work of art build by mind infinitivly greater than theirs and the only way they could express themselves was to mindlessly destroy it.
Yeah, but the pyramids are not a great work of art. They are a bunch of moth-eaten bricks piled up in the desert. And if they got blown up, at least you could watch sunrise over the pyramids without a bunch of badly dressed foreign fucking tourists getting in the way, and you could...

hang about...
 
#16
Yes untill the Islamist fanatics take over then they'll probably declare the pyramids and the sphinx unslamic and blow them up and melt down TUTs treasures claiming they are images of idolatry we all remember how inspired the Taliban where when they looked at the Bamiyan Buddhas.
They saw a great work of art build by mind infinitivly greater than theirs and the only way they could express themselves was to mindlessly destroy it.

Oh, shit! That hadn't even occured to me.

I feel truly sorry for that old geezer, head of the Egyptian Antiquities Department, frequently seen on TV. I can't imagine his reaction to the national museum being attacked by looters who tore apart some of the mummies looking for King Tut's gold. And I understood the army were to be guarding the place.
 
#17
Maybe with all the protests an that going on, and the plod out there being busy.....
I was thinking a few of us could nip out there and tea-leaf a few artifacts and shit?
That bloke on the telly with orange skin could fence it all for us
 
#18
Yeah, but the pyramids are not a great work of art. They are a bunch of moth-eaten bricks piled up in the desert. And if they got blown up, at least you could watch sunrise over the pyramids without a bunch of badly dressed foreign fucking tourists getting in the way, and you could...

hang about...
The Pyramids are a work of art in their own way the Sphinx even more so and certainly a great feat of engineering considering it was done by a civilisation with nothing but their tools and strengh.
Admittely they look worn down these days because their original design has been removed. originally they were covered in polished limestone that would have made them gleam at sunrise and sunset. Unfortunatly the limestone coating was chipped away and the stone used to build medievil Cairo since then sandstorms and now traffic congestion has worn them down further while fucking tourists contribute to this bu trying to chisel bits off for souveneirs. The Sphinx has also suffered the test of time losing its nose and beard and has been buried under the sand several times.
Nonetheless they are the last of the seven wonders of the ancient world and it would be a damn shame to see the end of them.
 

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