Egyptians have no Martin Luther King or Islamic Gandhi and they are caught between jihadi confessional movements and regimes supported by security structures. But there could be a third solution based on democratic rights.
The old social contract between rulers and their subjects has been torn to shreds. Will the demonstrators be able to keep up the momentum?
It's incredible, really. Cairo is burning and the President of the United States can't bring himself to talk about democracy in Egypt, or the Middle East more broadly.
The Egyptian people have decided to communicate directly with the oppressive regime to demonstrate that they want the regime out.
For as long as I remember, Ayman Nour has always had his most candid critics from Cairo's elites: White-collar writers, thinkers, business people and professionals.