Base characteristics of democracy are the freedom to hold fair and free elections. Today that is true for Egypt but not Detroit and other cities taken over by the governor of Michigan since his election in 2010. This governor, along with 29 other Republican governors across the United States, have done everything to take advantage of the depression caused or planned by George W. Bush’s eight years in the White House.
They have done everything to destroy unions by making their contracts null and void and nullifying the vote of the local governing bodies, be it county or city.
In Egypt the voice of the people has been heard. The people in the cities in Michigan that happen to have a majority minority population and governing body have experienced the death of democracy. They don’t have a voice or a vote in the affairs of the their cities.
These cities will be of great profit for the developers and private contractors that will take over in the name of financial corrections. The rich will get richer and the citizens will be oppressed to the point that they, like the Egyptians, take back their democracy.