Friday, February 11, 2011

Why do demonstrations take place in Egypt?

I was reflecting on why demonstrations are taking place in Egypt instead of, oh, I don't know, Wilmington, DE.  Here's my theory:

1)  Warm climate.  It's a lot more pleasant to demonstrate in Cairo, Egypt this time of year than in Cairo, IL.

2)  Youth of the populace.  Young people enjoy standing around screaming , marching, and waving signs more than people my age.  We have rheumatism and our feet hurt.

3) Unemployment.  The Egyptian demonstrators don't have to get up in the morning and go to work.

1 comment:

Paul Smith Jr. said...

P.J. O'Rourke once related a similar conversation:

"How come when liberals are upset about something they hold massive protest rallies with pre-printed signs and lots of people chanting slogans, but when conservatives are upset all we can muster is two members of Young America for Freedom waving an American flag?"
"We have jobs."

I think that was in Parliament of Whores.