While I can’t say much of anything meaningful about the present events in Egypt, I can make some observations on the reactions in Western capitols to those events — the Western Chorus promoting “reform” and the reformers, which is generally banal, self-seeking, very hypocritical, and very much post hoc.
Last evening, I watched a strange film by Canadian film-maker Bruce McDonald called Pontypool (2009). It is a mock horror send-up of talk radio and logocentrism, also described as a “psychological thriller” or “political satire”. Outside the Canadian context, though, some features and allusions in the film might seem difficult to appreciate (which also becomes a bit of a subplot in the film).
I’m also quite sure that the real Ontario town of Pontypool and the town in the film are entirely different.