No, being an American doesn’t give you universal wisdom or power
Colonialism is not over. The superpowers from before WW II, the robbers of their colonies, are still in power, trying to rule the waves everywhere.
The US considers itself the world’s police person, but it looks more like a global dictator. It’s correct to unite with other nations to stop autocrats (Putin, Xi, and X). But it can’t decide unilaterally which ruler should go.
(And now we’re at it, the US must lead the international community to stop Iran from building a nuclear device in 2 weeks. It’s plainly Antisemitic to leave it up to Israel—and then, of course, blame us for being violent.)
Not the US but India is the largest democracy; the greatest one on earth is Israel, where the population refuses to accept anti-democratic tricks from a government that lost its majority in the polls—how different from the US where a wannabe dictator is leading in the polls, not to talk about the circus at its ‘Supreme Court.’ The world’s worst exporter of Capitalism (‘If it enriches you, it’s moral,” uses foreign workers but even their kids have no rights) and junk food, with gun ‘freedom’ more vital than human lives (and that executes poor people), and where 0.01% of the rich own more than 50% of the bottom and with 0.6M homeless, making social equality a farce. And this US wants to lecture Egypt on civil liberties and equality?
The president of Egypt has kept violent millions out of power and if needed in prison, and out of the police and the army, and a rabidly Antisemitic population from disturbing the peace with Israel. Democracy is also that you stop anti-democrats from tearing down democracy. It’s not just free speech, especially when that would endanger everyone.
The US Democrats know better. The US facilitated Fascists, Antisemites, and other racists and bigots by giving them free rein on the Internet and in the streets until it became unsafe for Jews and women again.
Leave Egypt alone. Its president is doing a better job than the woke know-it-alls who want to topple him like they did with the leader of Libya. Now, Gaddafi was as crooked as they come, but that doesn’t mean you can hand the land to extremists, terrorists, bandits, and haters. That’s not progress.
NB: Gaddafi had a Jewish mother. Yet, he lost every resemblance to a human, let alone a Jew. El-Sisi’s mother is rumored to have been a Moroccan Jewess but by his sworn enemies, so that doesn’t count.
El-Sisi is very respectable. States less arrogant than the US could negotiate with the Egyptian president for more human rights. There certainly is room for important improvements. But that should never degenerate into allowing everyone to broadcast their hatred or endanger public order.
Instead of troubling him with sanctions, why not give money? He ensures stability in the Middle East no less than Israel. Honor where honor is due.
These 2 clips hold more propaganda than information but, with their bias, they hold more truth than the harping about Egypt’s human rights abuses.