I rarely turn to the truly serious here, but I think the events in Egypt warrant a moment of admiration.
There has been looting and crime, sure. But largely, the primary activity has been ordinary citizens standing up and saying, “Hell, no, we’re not taking this crap anymore.” The young and the strong have stepped up to protect those without the means to protect themselves. All classes, all religions, all genders, all ages, all together, demanding democracy. It’s been messy, and it’s been scary, but it’s hard to argue that it hasn’t been RIGHT. It’s heart-breaking and beautiful and awe-inspiring to behold.