They stood up to a tyrant they had feared all their lives. They stood up to police who shot close to a hundred of them. They stood up to looters who broke into their homes. They stood up to the army who for a while there looked like they were going to kill everyone. Now they're standing up to yet another group of people who want to kill them, and they're still defiant. How can people still claim that this is going to end with jihadis taking over? These people aren't going to settle for anything less than they came for- real representation in their government. If some crazy Islamists try to take over, well, they'll have the Egyptian people to deal with. I don't think anyone with half a brain would pick that fight, and I certainly don't think anyone could win it. In an age where cynicism has been made into an art form, where we constantly hear about how terrible people are and the awful things we do to each other, it's marvelous to see this other side of humanity. The side that allows men to stand up for what they know is right, and to keep standing long after their attackers have tired of throwing punches. This is the stuff of legends.
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