Our autistic governments promote what they claim to fear

Regarding Tunisia yesterday and Egypt today, the governments of European countries and the US tell each day what they should have said a week or 48h before. In this delay and in the embarrassment one can read in their silences, lies a cruel truth. They ceased long ago to believe in democracy when its face comes from elsewhere. They ignore the human beings who embrace it. They believe that the legitimate refusal to impose it by force is an excuse for not endorsing those who ask for it and for continuing to recognize and aid those who try to drown it in chaos and blood. They dread the future, because they only imagine it in terms of the past. They act against the very idea of political hope. Political hope nonetheless refuses to disappear. It is our job to carry it forward and to make accountable the blindfolded who govern our countries.

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