Jorg Luyken, Haaretz, reflects on the Egypt's presidential elections, including the judiciary latest decisions, and the consequences of living under autocracy for more than half a century where outside forces are usually blamed for anything and everything to keep local leaders above the fray (e.g., Abo Ismail fiasco). Excerpt from the article below:
Image: FacebookBut the idea that politicians are fallible, that they make knee-jerk decisions, that they don't plan every aspect of their - and everyone else's - lives to microscopic detail, doesn't seem to enter the public consciousness. This is clearly a consequence of living under autocracy for so long. Leaders were fetishized and failures were blamed on dark, outside powers. It goes without saying that this isn't a healthy attitude to maintain. As long as Egyptians keep seeing the world in this way they will be manipulated by the next set of leaders in whom they place an inordinate amount of trust.