Year Zero on the cheap
Posted by aogMonday, 24 June 2013 at 08:13 TrackBack Ping URL

As I watch Egypt spiral down to destruction one has to wonder if it’s not deliberate. After all, who would be the most devastated by such a collapse? Mostly the urban and the educated, basically the same targets as Year Zero in Cambodia but this time, without any special work or effort by the government. So why not? Everyone seems to presume the Muslim Brotherhood would fall in such a situation, but I am not so confident and I have no difficulty accepting that the MB itself doesn’t believe that, but rather thinks it would be a beneficial purge of the infidels and apostate. We presume that everyone wants to rule over a modern, prosperous state but that’s just parochialism. Others have demonstratively had different priorities.

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Bret Monday, 24 June 2013 at 10:20

I’m not really the ruling type, but if I were, I’d much rather rule over a medieval empire, except for I’d have access to modern communication and weapons.

That’s power!

Annoying Old Guy Monday, 24 June 2013 at 13:47

Not to mention living accommodations with all the modern conveniences, even if your subjects are subsistence farming in the mud. Just as a cherry on top, that would most likely all be paid for by foreign infidels through aid to your impoverished nation, making their misery your gain.

Bret Monday, 24 June 2013 at 14:30

Exactly. The whole thing would be pretty sweet. The only downsides would be continual assassination attempts and the possibility of ending up living in some cave or bunker. But it would be great while it lasted!

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