Fri Feb 11th, 2011 at 06:22:07 PM EST
Yes, this is the beginning of a new kind of nation, with Tunisia and Egypt leading the way. Here's how: Egypt, with the goodwill of the world, can decommission its military-economic complex and use the money spent on fake defense to build, from the ground up, the kind of democratic socialist society that everyone sane sees as the necessary governmental structure: old age pensions, education, infrastructure, medical care efficiently distributed through intelligently spent taxes.
Concurrently, elections can be transparent, electronic, and shielded from corporate influence by strict bribery and political advertising law.
Egypt has no enemies that threaten its land, economy or politics. This is a chance for the United Nations to work properly, as a guarantor of sovereignty.
IF Egypt remains secular but tolerant of all religions, and strictly maintains a NATION OF LAWS through its new constitution, and IF the military really moves away from power, and transforms into a national emergency police-fire-disaster relief agency, amazing things can now happen!