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Robert Smith write to Jeff Jecoby in response to his article published in Boston Globe
Mr. J. Jacoby,
Happy birthday. DO you know that your birthday this year is a very important date on that misunderstood Mexican Calendar that ancient people made. You might want to “google” something about it for pure interest. Try “Myan Calendar explained” or ” Myan Calendar Feb. 10, 2011″.
On another note: Your fear of the Muslim Brotherhood is understandable. Around the world we hear of horrible punishments, truly barbaric, especially against women and gays. Yet it is strange that we have such fear in some minds in our country that people feel a need to outlaw “Sharia Law” and equate all Muslims with such actions that civilized people abhor. As I watch the inevitable birth of a people’s self-determination I am humbled. I feel the sorrow of those who lost family members to martyrdom and root for their commitment to non-violence and full participation. In Egypt, from what I have seen and heard, I believe that the “Muslim Brotherhood” is a minority and many in that group have only joined that group due to the incredible oppression that most Egyptians have endured with the tacit and open support and benefit to powerful forces in our country.
I am appalled at the extreme right fear mongering that has brainwashed so many people in my country. Many people deride our freely elected president for his religion and birthright. In a swirl of hate the likes of Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck, and Sarah Palin snipe at any liberal thought. They appear jealous of true democracy anywhere else in the world and I think Dick Cheney, who helped himself and his family and co-business partners so well over 8 years of ratcheted-up power, shows his true colors choosing the status quo over a suffering populace. I think he and many others share the same disdain for poor and working people here.
We do not have a right to control or direct another country to benefit the few here who have a lock hold of our country and decide over and over that “trickle down” is the American way, no matter how consolidated wealth has gotten. It is your birthday and I decided to challenge you to have a more liberal view of what is transpiring in Egypt. Please, be on the right side of history and be able to feel good witnessing a birth of a foreign form of pure democracy.
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