The footage that I've seen from Tahrir Square in Egypt is deeply disturbing. I saw a thug with a big stick drag the body of a demonstrator by the arm. He pulled him to the side, and left him lying in a pile of rubbish whilst other riot police walked past it and looked on indifferently. Is this what the human being has been reduced to in our countries? Are our lives so meaningless that they can be taken so easily? Between foreign conspiracies and domestic oppression, should we all just curl up and die? I can't stand watching so much senseless death and destruction, it is all so ugly.