Good read: Whispering at Autocrats.

I hadn’t previously heard of the relation of the demonstrations in Tunisia and Egypt to the cables, but that’s interesting (and maybe me just not paying close enough attention).

As someone who has spent his entire life in a democracy, the thought of millions of people, a majority of a country, being willing to take orders from someone that they dislike, and who oppresses them, feels completely odd. ┬áPlus, trying to get “change” in the West often means donating money to politicians or volunteering to get them elected, so it’s all the more amazing that people are risking their lives to improve their country.