Three cheers for the second Egyptian uprising | Brendan O’Neill | "My enemy's enemy is my friend" | Scoop.it

"Those confused by the return of the masses in Cairo have failed to learn a key lesson of history: democratic protesters are not easily placated.
It isn’t only Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi and the rest of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Armed Forces who threaten to get swept aside by the return of the Egyptian people to the streets. So too do the Western prejudices and paternalistic attitudes towards Egyptians, which frothed to the top of public debate when Tahrir Square Take #1 took place in February. "