What happened in Tunisia and currently playing out in Egypt is the start of something big! In Egypt the Pharaoh or ‘President Hosni Mubarak’, has lost the trust and respect of his henchmen, his benefactors and most of his subjects and is hanging on to power by a thread.
Not just in Egypt but elsewhere, oppressed people are beginning to revolt and the effect is spreading like a virus. This trend could become an integral part of modern society as the downtrodden and the cheated decide that enough is enough.
Media broadcasts and satellites link and shrink the globe. News and global events are beamed around the globe faster than a speeding bullet. The internet and cellnets are converging to conspire and eventually will help depose all the despots in the world.
People want a change in their lifestyle, especially now, that they can stream how the other half lives. They want freedom, equality, food and jobs. They want the things which are taken for granted in ‘developed’ countries and they won’t wait. In short, they want to pursue happiness.
This phenomenon is not confined to poorer nations. Governments from eastern and western countries should be quaking in their boots and wondering when civil unrest will come to their idyll and disrupt their affluent lives.
The problem is that many governments have no solutions to the problems which are facing the burgeoning underclass in their country. For decades, politicians have applied the barest minimum of thought and resources to solving major problems such as corruption, poverty, food shortages, employment, health and education.
These issues have been swept aside by the ‘haves’ and sideline by the forces who rule the markets. Until now, the masses could only rue and worry!
In urban cities the rich and wealthy are juxtaposed with the poor and disadvantaged. The greedy, and the wealthy who shape society, perpetuate and support dismal government policies which by design serve only to increase their share.
As a consequence it’s only a matter of time before all who have excess are reviled.