Perhaps it is, perhaps it isn't.
I do think that what has happened in the Middle East is a horizontal splitting of nation states legitimacy. By that I mean that we are not here on this planet to be governed, we are capable of governing ourselves. And I think that is how Arabs are seeing it. The hierarchy is a busted flush. And, so, they see the last post imperial legacy, the idea that strong government is a necessary means, as perhaps a bankrupt idea.
They do not need that and neither do we.
Incidentally, I am an SNP supporter. And we still live under imperial rule, not the post imperial sink of Arab dictatorships that were left around the planet by HMG. We are almost certainly worse off than them.
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