Friday, February 11, 2011

The Rev. Wallis Speaks of Egypt

Though I do not share his religious beliefs when the Rev. Jim Wallis speaks, I listen. Others would do well to do the same. He says it's the Egyptian people's turn to lead.

Here is the most important passage from Wallis's short post:
My government, which still calls itself the beacon of freedom, has sacrificed democracy in your region of the world (and many other places) for American "interests." And our foreign policy around the globe has put our interests before our principles. But they are not really the interests of the American people, but of oil companies, big banks and corporations, and rich and powerful people. Their interest in stability is very different from ours in democracy. So don't be fooled, don't listen to the so-called "wise" voices that have been part of the old reality and want to now thank you for your service to democracy, but are offering to take it from here.

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