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
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).
- London Muslim freedom fighters could be radicalised in Syria, MP warns (standard.co.uk)
- David Cameron: UN’s hands ‘stained with blood’ over failure to stop atrocities in Syria (telegraph.co.uk)
- Why An Islamic Revolution In Saudi Arabia Is A Surefire Way To Send Oil To $300 A Barrel (therearenosunglasses.wordpress.com)
- Why Arab Spring countries missed their first base? (middleeasttribune.wordpress.com)
- In Tunisia, a Battle Over the Arab Spring’s Future (world.time.com)