Wael Ghonim posted an anecdote about riding in a taxi cab and hearing the driver talking about all the foreign governments and people who were paid by America who triggered the revolution in Egypt. He tells the driver who he is (he played a central role in some events in 2011) and then the driver goes through the whole gamut of accusations and claims made by the pro-Mubarak and yellow media — that Obama is going to weigh in on the presidency in Egypt, but then in the end, he apologizes to Ghonim and says he’ll defend him when he hears him slandered in the future. This is a really important problem now – people who are unable to believe that Egyptians enacted their own revolution although they saw it with their own eyes. The degree of venom planted by the old regime uttered night after night on the news is part of an ongoing discourse about foreign intervention, and the ultimate purpose of regime change. Are people comforted by these thoughts that otherwise, everything would have gone on just as it always did until last year? The similar claims made in Libya and Syria have an equally divisive effect, which will play out in their own particular patterns.