Thank you demonstrators! Thank you for showing us that our leaders in the West are hypocrite wimps. We have a great word for it in Hebrew, CHARZAF, which is the abbreviation of CHARA ZAF (shit floats). When you remove the saccharine surface, shit floats.
The West is a proud democracy trying to bully every other country into becoming a democracy. Well, not every country, only where they think they can win (like Iraq). The US administration was very pro demonstrators in Egypt, for instance, saying they are right in demanding freedom and democracy. If the US truly believed in their ideals, then they would not exploit Chinese slave labor, would have to do nothing with China until they granted human rights to their people. The US is big enough to be self-sufficient; it would be less rich, more modest and in integrity with its ideals. But no, greed is stronger than the ideals, so they pay lip service to their ideals and while stating that they want human rights and democracy globally, they exploit slave labor, they get their oil from countries that suppress, kill and maim women, and in general behave in ways unacceptable according to US moral standards.
Europe is even worse perhaps, their hypocrisy shit floats. If they were true to their ideals, to which they only pay lip service, they would have said that Gaddafi is a terrorist (remember for example, the Pan Am Flight 103, the so-called Lockerbie bombing with 270 people dead in 1988? Gaddafi had several similar feats) and that he should drown in his oil instead of buying oil from him. They too supported the Egyptian “freedom fighters,” they too said to Mubarak to stand down but now, that it knocks their own economy, when they are worried about their own oil supply from Libya, they stutter and are speechless witnessing Gaddafi killing hundreds of innocent civilians. Why don’t they tell him to stand down? Now that their economy can get hurt, human rights matter less?
Greed and humane ideals just cannot coexist. Tolerance towards everything (including intolerance of others) just cannot continue to exist. Wanting it all just ends up in politically correct hypocrisy. I can disagree with, and yet respect greedy SOBs who say, they don’t give a damn about anyone else, but I despise the self-righteous politically correct wimps who cannot stand up for their own proclaimed ideals.