Power certainly strengthens entities and, consequently, people. Illegitimate strength, however, is not sustainable. This is what Egyptians should have learnt in the course of their genuine attempt to revolt against the autocratic regime on January 25, 2011. Once they had come together, the accumulation of tiny, weak cells (individual citizens) was able to break the power of the state, built over decades.
The state believes that to remain united and strong, it needs to expand its muscle by acquiring more weapons, adopting harsher measures against protestors and inciting Egyptian citizens against their youngMohammed Nosseir