Dear People of Egypt,
We, the people of the U.S. (many of us but unfortunately not all), support your inspiring and tremendous stand for true democracy! Thank you for bringing to light yet another example of the hypocrisy of the United States Government – it claims to support democracy, yet it props up corrupt dictators and oppressive regimes such as Mubarek’s. We demand that our tax dollars no longer get spent arming dictators and oppressors! Give the money to the people, to all oppressed people here and over there! No more greed and hoarding of money! It is time for poor and working class and oppressed people everywhere to stand together and demand equitable distribution of resources, wealth and political power!
Too many people are too comfortable because they have wealth. But that wealth comes at the expense of miserable poverty and oppression of others. It would be a much more pleasant world for everyone if we all shared in a good quality life without the need to exclude and oppress anyone. In the United States, which might more accurately be called the divided states because there is a lack of class-consciousness here, there is just enough material-comfort to distract us from the miseries of the status-quo which include poverty, police brutality and oppression, the highest percent of people in prison in the world, homelessness, increasing economic disparity and unemployment, environmental degradation (the recent oil spill is a prime example of this), and pollution that we have to live in. Only those who can afford freedom – the wealthy – are free, and even that freedom is limited in a corrupt capitalist world order where most of us are slaves to wages.
Your example, people of Egypt, is encouraging! It shows that people can stand up to their oppressors and say “Enough!”; that people can organize, revolt and share in a popular movement against oppression. May all the oppressed people of the world work together – Tunisia, Egypt, Sudan, Jordan, Syria, Palestine and Israel united, England, France, U.S. and all of the countries east and west both – in a new movement for real non-corrupt democracy and for equality in wealth and freedom! Solidarity!
United States Citizens for True Democracy