Who? I know, if you didn’t watch the “60 Minutes” interview with this young Egyptian, you won’t know who I’m talking about, but mark my words, you’ll know soon enough, but first…..
Two Things. Thing one, there was great story in The Courant the other day about a 3 year-old boy. He was at the library watching a movie about a bear who sleeps through a party in the forest. The little boy was crying because he felt so bad for the bear, so the librarian took him to another room to talk about it. The boy’s mother said that he got the book about the bear for Christmas and it has a happy ending, but they never get to that part because the boy feels so sorry for the bear. There’s a life lesson in there somewhere.
Thing two. I watched the report on Wael Ghonim on “60 Minutes” the other night. He is the young Google exec in Egypt who started this revolution with his Twitter account. Linkedin lists one of his specialties as “Social Networking.” I was very impressed and encouraged. I’m following him on Twitter. I don’t expect him to be as funny as Andy Borowitz, but who is? If the people of Egypt can talk Ghonim into running for office, it’ll be a better place almost overnight. This is an amazing story on so many levels. Ghonim has said in the past that he’s not interested in power or politics. Well, you get interested, buddy.
By the way, people are calling the Egyptian revolution peaceful. Over 800 protesters died at the hands of the police and rioting mobs. I hardly call that peaceful just because the Army didn’t fire at the crowds.
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