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Freedom is not easy

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Submitted by kamekish (India), Apr 27, 2011 at 03:33

Lovely analysis. As usual when I saw your writing on the "Post Mubarak", I was sure to get some clear cut picture and I believe that I got one.

It is very unfortunate for those who dared to gather at Tahrir square to remove dictator for the sake of democracy and freedom.

Egyptians will have to go a long way to achieve freedom.

Fortunately I met few Egyptians because I play squash in the country and Egypt players (Girls and Boys) as well as coaches keep coming here in India. In my brief encounter, I make out their backwardness. They are ignorant of free world because they have lived life under dictators. So it is difficult for them in just one generation to understand freedom.

As an Indian, I feel that it is not easy to achieve freedom. Even India after 60 years of independence, not free from British colonial rule. Indians are still being ruled and kept deprived and poor with the helps of outdated mechanism of governance. We need a massive change to enjoy the fruit of freedom and liberty but rulers in free India feel happy to spread caste based society, discrimination on the name of caste/religion, regional discriminations and so on. Rulers class remain rulers uncontested and without skill to rule. Rulers in India do not know/understand good governance.

Ignorant, deprived and poor Indians have no choice other than living a miserable life.

Freedom and democracy are boon to human civilization. Human beings who were habituated to live like slaves takes generations to understand freedom and modernity. It takes years, decades and may be century before Muslims will get freedom and enjoy the fruit of democracy on earth.

We need good visionary leaders. How could we ever produce one like Obama in the Osamas world. Its a challenge!!

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