Edmund Burke wrote that great classic of conservative political thought, Reflections on the Revolution in France in 1790. The French Revolution was but a year old and Jacobin power not yet consolidated. We may think of the Jacobins as the predecessors of all modern authoritarian revolutionary movements- be they of the Left or the Right - derived from a European, militantly secularist understanding or derived, as in the case of the Muslim Brotherhood, from the transformation of religion into ideology.
Revolution from the top
Things are so muddled that global media can only make sense out of what is happening in Egypt by defining the struggle as a struggle between “pro-Mursi” and “anti-Mursi” forces.Abdallah Schleifer
But there is one other conviction, besides the coveted status of the revolution, and that is the insistence that America supports the other side. (The fifth point of the Tamarod declaration condemned the Muslim Brotherhood as the tool of the United States (and Israel, too!)