Sunday, 13 February 2011

Egypt's Revolution: Killing the Father?

Egyyptian women demonstrating in the 1919
uprising against the British. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
As you already know if you are a regular reader of this blog, Egypt is having its second Saturn Return. And it's all been rather exciting to say the least. I thought I'd just remind you of a couple of things I said in a previous post which have already been shown to be accurate.

"In the case of a national chart, a new moon suggests that the relationship between the people and the government is smothering. The government acts like a domineering, all-powerful parent suppressing the voice of the people." – That's what I wrote about the Egyptian national chart on January 27th.


Here is what ex-President Hosni Mubarak said in his final speech to the nation on February 10th: "I am addressing you today with a speech from my heart. A speech of a father to his sons and daughters." And he went on in much the same vein. Boy, did that piss off the demonstrators who answered him with chthonic roar.


I also wrote: "If I were President Mubarak (or in his circle), I'd be very careful indeed right now. The rioters are not your real enemy, he (or she) is right next to you." Yes well, I guess that would have been his friends, the generals then.

Things have already changed a lot since January 27th, but I think I was pretty accurate. For the rest of my analysis click here. 

Meanwhile, it remains to be seen if the junta makes way for a genuine democracy. Getting rid of Mubarak may turn out to have been the easy part. 

2 comments:

  1. Yeah - I don't think so. Consider this, Al-Jazeera called Suleiman 'The CIA's man in Egypt'. And didn't you say something about sleeping through Pluto in something and that that would make things far worse than they were now / under Mubarak? (Or maybe it was David Roell - I don't know)

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  2. Insha'allah things will turn out well eventually, but I do think we're all inclined to believe it's the end of the story when really this is just the beginning.

    I think this is the result of our need for tidy stories with neat and happy endings. I notice that Egypt has already slipped right down the news agenda.

    Sleeping through Pluto - someone else did say that. But what I did say is that we in the West may have trouble sorting out truth from wishful thinking as events unfold.

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