While Michael Schmidt’s hunger strike nears 30 days, another Michael (Maikel) is also on a hunger strike for similar reasons. Egypt has been using religion to stir up division in Cairo between the Muslims and Coptic’s in order to maintain their agenda and power with the upcoming elections. It is important to recognize the tricks and tactics of those in power, and we have many lessons to learn from the uprising in Egypt and how it is faring now. A revolution often is able to depose an unwanted ruler, but not able to prevent another greedy power-grabber to step in and cause the same problems. This is why many people are calling for an evolution, rather than a revolution these days and why we all need to stand up in our support for Michael Schmidt and all the other people on the front line fighting for our rights.