What Can We Do To Support Egypt?
John Clark addresses rally at rally: Hale Boggs Federal Building, New Orleans
- Transcript -
We have all been moved by the courageous actions of the Egyptian people
over the past few days. In response to their inspiring example, we
might ask the following question. What effective steps can we take to
support their struggle for liberation, and to support similar struggles
throughout the world?
There is a very easy and very bad
response to this question. Unfortunately, it is also the one that is most
popular. This response is to express our great sympathy and admiration
for their struggle, and then to go on acting as we have in the past. I
propose that a more constructive response would be, first, to become
better educated about what has made their struggle necessary, and, next,
to begin to act in ways that that will make it, and similar struggles,
more likely to succeed in the future.