I doubt many Egyptians in Tahrir Square think that they are striking a blow for Jewish freedom. They are. Just maybe the Egyptian revolution will be the blow that breaks the our camel’s back. Or rather our new found empire’s back, which isn’t good for anyone, including us Jews.
You see for decades now we Jews have been stuck in the empire rut, thinking that only power will save us. This is true especially in Israel but many American Jews have the same view. Since we’ve been without power for so long it’s understandable that we would feast on such a notion. Now we’re clinging to power for dear life. On a life raft in a stormy sea.
Sometimes life’s like that. You’re in an emergency. All hands on deck. Cast your fear to the wind and hope for the best.
Read more here: Marc H. Ellis: Tahrir Square, Jerusalem | CounterPunch.