In regard to the dissolving of the Muslim Brotherhood dominated Egyptian parliament
Democracy cannot be expected to yield the results we exclusively desire. In fact, it might not even serve our most vital interests, especially when considering a foreign democracy where outsiders have no right to democratic representation. Although they did have an advantage thanks to their well establish history, the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist fundamentalist representatives acquired power during a more or less legitimate democratic election. This may be unfavorable to the West and the Egyptian military, but the Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court, which was built by the former regime, did democracy a great disservice, as well as itself, when it decided to imperil its legitimacy by dissolving the newly elected parliament. Among a backdrop of other dishonest moves by those in power to force their interests upon the Egyptian People, this latest actions means democracy has not yet taken root in Egypt. As the revolution evolves, this also increases the risk of largely peaceful protest turning into violent revolt and civil war. The affluent in Egypt must relinquish their power and forego their direct, immediate interests in order to ensure a better future for Egypt by embracing the democratization process sooner rather than later.
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