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View Diary: Egyptian Elections, Part VIII: Bleak Prospects (15 comments)

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    It's possible, I suppose, that the revolutionaries (secularists, liberals) and the Brotherhood could forge some kind of unified opposition, but even so they'll have no actual power. From my view, the Brotherhood wants to be able to exist within "the system" and work their agenda within elected bodies and  the courts. SCAF, I think, is manipulating the system to postpone the lawsuit on FJP/MB's legality as a "carrot": if the Brotherhood wants to be a player in the system down the road, then they're being compelled to suck up all of SCAF's recent machinations. Going outside of the system is a lose-lose scenario, really; the Brotherhood would have no political power with which to exercise social power, and the constant threat of SCAF's monopoly on police/military violence. It's an awful predicament.

    Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time. (Terry Pratchett)

    by angry marmot on Fri Jun 22, 2012 at 10:05:45 AM PDT

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