Saturday, January 29, 2011

The vultures are circling.

I have to be honest - I don't know if the Egypt thing is good or bad. Even today. And I've been glued to the coverage. Egypt wasn't even on my radar for meltdowns. I had been watching Tunis pretty carefully.

The only stuff I'd learned about this area came from Mr S's sister - who went on vacation in Italy. Fell in love with a guy from Tunis. (Tunisia) Came back home. Picked up her dog. Went back and married the guy. Wound up living there for "a while". It was obvious to everyone but her that he was in it for a green card.

Everyone was really nervous at the time because it was near the start of the war. And she is lilly white.

By all accounts Tunis was a very tolerant place. Even in a very tense period in time. They even loved her dog. Which at the time culturally was not accepted.

The more interesting part is that pretty much everyone from Tunis goes to work in Italy or similar parts. So I guess it isn't that surprising that these areas are starting to melt down now. Tunis never really had work. If there isn't work elsewhere - there isn't work.

So, when I saw there was going to be a sympathetic protest today in SF - I had to go.

Sadly - half of the crowd was the usual suspects of communism. The socialist workers.

With Che on the down low.

International Answer. They were fully a quarter of the crowd. also there.

Mumia Abu-Jamal sympathisers. Which really stood out. The chick was so white. Which marked her as a commie straight up.

I don't know who this group was. From the signage - they are clearly a commie group. The colors and the fist representation.

These groups always show up to protests, but the ratio of them to real people was noticeable.


  1. No doubt Hosni's a jerk. But whatever replaces him will be worse (see Shah of Iran).

  2. I'd like to think this is a different world with a different generation. But, Iraq cured me of my wide eyed optimism. I thought those people wanted to be free.

    I'm not so sure they did.

    And I'm a super hawk. Still... I'm tired of losing our guys when these people aren't really sure what they want.