No one ever does. Revolutions seldom turn out according to the designs of the revolutionaries.
I was trying to find an old quote (perhaps from Jefferson, maybe Franklin) about that, where they said something like the American Revolution was a rarity in how it turned out. A lot of that is I think Providence, and also having virtuous leaders. Not sure that applies in Egypt today.
Here is a sort-of applicable quote:
“The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to always be kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all.” — Thomas Jefferson, 1743-1826
I agree. There’s no telling how this one will turn out.
It is my belief, however, that once a populace is given freedom, it cannot be taken away. There may be temporary clamps on it, but freedom will win out. It is the natural state of man.