Being a kitty, Ms. Manx absolutely adores Egypt. A land where cats were revered in honor of the Goddess Bast is her kind of place. And why not? Cats rule. And since Ms. Manx also rules around here, here’s what she meowed at me to include in today’s roundup:
First off, a very helpful guide on how not to say stupid things about Egypt. Since those who don’t really want Egypt to have democracy are full of Teh Stoopid, and projecting their own ignorance onto the very un-ignorant people of that long-historied land, the Stumpy Cat thinks this is a very helpful corrective. You’ll probably need it to undo the nonsense you’re probably absorbing through your telescreens right now. (She’s well aware that the Chicken Noodle Network had one of the sons of the former Shah of Iran on today, trying to compare the two countries and their very different situations. Dumb-dumb-dumb-DUMB. It seems to be a particularly dumb trend on the web, too, if this is any indication. Ironically, the same website has this helpful backgrounder on the Muslim Brotherhood–the same that the dumbass wants you to panic about.)
If you want to be smart about Egypt, our stump-tailed friend thinks you could do no better than to watch al-Jazeera’s live feed from there, or, if you don’t have that much time to sit and follow along, go to Democracy Now and look for the reports filed by their producer, Sharif Abdel Kouddous, who is Egyptian himself. You can also follow his tweet-feed here.
Who haz Teh Stoopid the most about Egypt right now? Who else but Hosni Mubarak, who doesn’t want to leave, even though the calls for him to do so could not be louder or clearer. His non-resignation speech today struck all the sourest notes. More protests, it seems, are now in order. Here’s the Angry Arab’s take on what could be in store.
And finally, this excellent video…on how to do the smart thing when it comes to Egypt, and do it simply: