This will be a very brief post. It’s late and I’m tired, and my words can’t even begin to do justice to the history we witnessed today. I once again found myself transported back to November 1989, and I wanted nothing more than to go home and watch the events in Egypt unfold. It felt wrong, demeaning to the importance of the event, to sit at a desk pushing paper while the aspirations of a nation to breath free were being met on the other side of the world.
Make no mistake about it. The world changed today. It will take some time for us to know what it changed into, but it changed, and the change was a seismic testament to the power of non-violence, the human yearning for freedom and the reality that the arc of history really does bend toward justice no matter how much the forces of injustice try to prevent it.
For what it’s worth, I say this to the people of Egypt. Congratulations. You are inspirational. Enjoy your celebration and get some much needed rest. There’s still much to do, but your are up to the task and your have the support of freedom-loving people the world over.