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  •  Ian Black is way off base. (6+ / 0-)

    The brotherhood was using its victim hood as a weapon for decades, including the times when they went on terror binges, killing foreign tourists in an effort to get noticed. It was over those decades that they honed a fine sense of survivalist organization. Once Mubarak was deposed (quite justifiably, if you ask any Egyptian on the street), that internal organization was the only non-military one left standing. That served them extremely well when they worked to split the more liberal candidates and win the presidency effectively by default.

    But that underlying sense of victim hood never left them, and when they embarked on an extremely conservative, religious based policy, the nation at large reacted in horror.

    Although Pat Leahy may disagree, this was a popular, brad based revolution. Another step in their democratic process.

    And forever, from now until they die of Ye olde age, they will consider themselves victims.

    What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

    by agnostic on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 05:18:01 AM PDT

    •  victimhood is used by ALL religions (7+ / 0-)

      hell they define themselves by martydom

      as if more martyrs equal more truth

      even if they become martyrs by deliberately stepping in front of a moving train or the equivalent

      fact does not require fiction for balance (proudly a DFH)

      by mollyd on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 05:49:15 AM PDT

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      •  Tres true. (2+ / 0-)
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        I love OCD, salmo

        Case in point, cardinal Dolan, as he lies again, claiming he worked hard to stop abuse, or yesterday, that the RC church is in the forefront of  a movement preventing child abuse globally.  How dare we little people judge him on his past actions, or documents that prove him to be a liar? Such suffering poor Dolan now endures. Alas.

        Or, watch Egypt's Muslim Botherhood to squawk like a turkey seeing Sarah Palin on its farm, with film crew in tow. I doubt that they have sufficient self awareness to realize they caused their own political demise. Or perhaps, their zealousness and blinding faith prevents them from self analysis.

        What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

        by agnostic on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 07:52:53 AM PDT

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