As of this posting, massive protests in the streets have now been going on for over a week in Egypt as citizens clamor for the ouster of dictator Hosni Mubarak, who has clung to power for 30 years.
One of the regime’s responses to the popular uprising was to shut down all Internet access in Egypt. For any government to cut off people’s means of communication is a curtailment of human rights that cannot – and should not – be ignored by the free world.
I hope for a peaceful end to the crisis, as the Philippines experienced during its own time of struggle against a dictator.
I wish for the safety of everyone in Egypt, especially the women and children.
I dream that someday, the world will stand together as one in friendship, unity, and the pursuit of common goals that will benefit all humanity.