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Happy Valentine's Day to Egypt from San Mateo County

Original post made by Ed, Atherton: other, on Feb 14, 2011

Dear Egypt:

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Posted by Joe
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Feb 14, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Well said.

After the momentous events in Egypt, it is privately and quietly dismaying that our elected representatives are probably not feeling even a little anxious in their offices in Washington, Sacramento and -- let's not forget -- Redwood City.

Along with living in a vicious autocracy, corruption lay at the heart of Egyptians' complaints as it is at the heart of complaints here. We desperately need campaign finance reform and the abrogation of the notion that corporations are individuals. Failing that, we need a revolution.

A U.S. autocracy? No, not at all. But entrenched oligarchy in the service of entrenched oligarchy? Yes. A thousand times yes.