EGYPT


 There is no day like this amongst the days I have seen in my life.

(I know just that there is far more now that I cannot know whatsoever of what comes.  Without thinking that this is or is not something to be called a revolution, without the thought that this is or can be remotely a terminal point.  But it is, without doubt, what was not so until far too recently.

And that is what we call singular.)

5 comments:

Gabriel Idaho said...

argentina 2001?

socialism and/or barbarism said...

Indeed, but in terms of consequences for the current geopolitical order/nomos, this seems of a very different order.

Anonymous said...

jubilee / yobhel: a trumpet, a ram's horn / a year of emancipation of slaves and restoration of lands / bellwether

Seb said...

A terminal point? What, like "well, that's sorted and dealt with"? Man, of all the things this is not...

socialism and/or barbarism said...

Seb: indeed, I'm obviously on that side of things. A marked point of a messy phase shift, sure, given that now the battle is between the social and the political as the "correct" place for struggle, i.e. the degree to which the military tries to quash the attempts to make it a social revolution, to remove the bosses and make demands against poverty that can not be reduced to the policy of those in power, by insisting that the protesters now settle down (and be "noble") and go through the "correct channels" of the forthcoming legislation of a transitional government. Although I remain, obviously and like pretty much everyone, someone who knew next to nothing of recent Egyptian politics before or of the dynamics of the region more broadly before the general turning of heads that direction. And someone who knows little more, if not less, now, other than a very basic hope that no one fall for this shit.