Politicians Should Know That Most People Don’t Like Revolutions And Uprisings


Middle East looting

Middle East looting


The Arab Spring and rioting revolutions in Syria

Ted Obvious writes from Damascus: What did I know about popular uprisings and revolutions in the name of democracy and freedom until recently? Pretty much nothing. I even had this notion that most people would tolerate a bit of chaos and looting and indiscriminate killings, if they know that it will all end in freedom descending on their nation.


Uprisings, revolution, rioting in Syria and the Arab Spring


No one likes revolutions. I would even go as far as saying that no one really cares all that much about democracy and freedom, whatever they stand for these days, as long as there is no shooting on the streets or shelling of whole cities and the water is running and the electricity is provided without cuts. Revolutions, you see, are always driven by small groups of people who inflame tensions among the poor by giving them false promises and then use the ensuing chaos to their advantage, while covering their vile agendas with that fancy talk about democracy and human rights.


Armed gangs who call themselves ‘freedom fighters’ start terrorising whole communities and rob them of their possessions. It happened in Egypt, it happened in Tunisia and Libya it is happening now all over Syria.


The rioting in Syria and why the Arab Spring can help a revolution


Revolutions benefit the few

Revolutions benefit the few.


They say envy drives most revolutions. I say it’s also the possibility of looting, or ‘extreme bargain hunting’, as it’s referred to by some people who hit the streets at the first sign of trouble. In academic terms it is dubbed ‘redistribution of wealth’.


No one likes upheavals, even if they happen in the name of democracy. And political leaders should be told that in no uncertain terms. And if they don’t get it, then they should be put in the dock and tried for their arrogance and corruption.


These are extracts from Stirring Trouble Internationallydata entry of original article 11.33pm – (A humorous take on news and current affairs).

English: Demonstrations in Al Bayda for suppor...

English: Demonstrations in Al Bayda for support of Tripoli and Az Zawiyah. العربية: مظاهرات بمدينة البيضاء لدعم طرابلس والزاوية . Français : Démonstrations à El-Beïda pour le soutien de Tripoli et Az Zawiyah. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)




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9 thoughts on “Politicians Should Know That Most People Don’t Like Revolutions And Uprisings

    • The Arab Spring and the Islam uprising are ways of resolving these things. What happens in Syria effects Libya, Egypt, Damascus, Tunisia and other countries in the Middle East who are just learning about democracy. These types of revolutions are happening in US to. Rioting is popping up everywhere, look around its not an us against them, this is for the people to decide. If you have a belief in democracy then you should also have some strong views on the power of voting. Perhaps you could explain some more what you mean.

      • If one totally with out any objective look, look at all these So called uprisings, and look at the common denominator, one will find the screaming IMAM dictating the way. I do believe in democracy and what it stands for, but to say “who are just learning about democracy. “it is naïve to say the less. I was born In Iran and fled at the age of 15 with my parent. I do know SPRING FROM Sprung!

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