Saturday, January 29, 2011

Good luck to Egypt!

At the gym this morning, I caught a rather sweet moment on CNN: Egyptian soldiers holding hands as they formed a cordon in Cairo. The great thing about having soldiers hold hands is that they can't simultaneously unsling rifles and club the citizens, or use the pointy end to stab or shoot.

Then I noticed something else: inside that cordon was another of civilians, likewise holding hands. These must have been self-appointed monitors, whose purpose was to keep soldiers and demonstrators apart. What's more, pedestrians were strolling between the military and civilian lines, as if the intervening space were a sidewalk.

I think there's real hope for a people who can behave so sanely in the middle of a revolution. Blue skies! -- Dan Ford

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