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The rioting in Egypt is perhaps the biggest single news story so far in 2011.
The pace at which Egyptian society has been transformed over the past week has
been absolutely breathtaking. A few months ago, nobody would have ever dreamed
that there would be huge riots in the streets of major Egyptian cities calling
for the resignation of Hosni Mubarak. But it has happened, and now Egypt will
never be the same again. So what does the future hold for Egypt? Well, many
are hopeful that this revolution will bring about a better government in Egypt
and a better way of life for average Egyptians. Personally, I am not nearly so
optimistic. In fact, I believe that there is a great danger that an even more
repressive government could take the place of the current regime. But in any
event, there are important lessons that the Egypt riots can teach all of us
about what happens when society breaks down. Societal collapse is often a very
messy, very violent affair. Someday if the global economy completely implodes,
we may see economic riots erupt all over the world (including inside the United States) and we all need to get prepared for that.