The world in protest

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The World in Protest

 

Protesters in Egypt are demanding change. People in America are demanding change…Perhaps the world is ready for a change. People around the world are tired of being, bullied by their governments and being, treated without any real thought for the well-being of the people.

The people of the world see their government as being cruel and heartless. To many of the people, they are nothing more than numbers, facts, and figures with no real name and no real voice. Have people really become just a number?

When the United States was first, formed, the founding fathers meant the words, “For the people and by the people,” but those words have become empty and hollow in the ears of the politicians.

Many Americans see no reason for these prolonged wars. Would it not have been easier to simply flatten our enemies and then warn them to never mess with us again? This seems to be the consensus among the population.

Earlier, a question was, posted about police in America. Many feel that the police are using strong-armed tactics to control the people. After posting a response to the question, it was deemed that some research into the matter was well, needed. Police Officers, killed in the line of duty was up 27% last year and violent crimes against officers has also risen sharply. The article suggested that this was partially due to Americans getting revenge on law enforcement officials. Although, this is definitely not the right way for a person to, set things right, and this is not the answer.

In Greece, last year, protests turned violent as the people called for change. However, what change is everyone hoping to happen? A balanced economic system where, the labor of all individuals is valued the same and equal in pay? Until the world agrees that, no one’s work is worth more than, another, this will never happen. Therefore, that idea is out.

Moving the article back to the current situation in Egypt, is the Egyptian military being supportive of the protesters and if so, would they turn on the people if given the order? If America demanded such a change with the same kind of violent protests, would the American military turn on the people that they sworn to protect?

Egypt cut off the internet throughout Egypt. The official reason is stop the protestors from co-coordinating with one another. They also blacked out all cell phone communications for the same reason. Still, their protests remind one of protests here in America during the sixties and seventies. The National Guard, called in to disperse protestors in America and to aid the government in controlling the situation. However, many of us remember seeing protestors beaten with nightsticks and all they were doing was sitting on the ground. That is it. They were not throwing rocks. They were not shooting at anyone or causing any harm. They simply sat there while cops beat them unmercifully and for no reason.

In one article, an Egyptian man was crying because a friend of his was, shot by the Egyptian police, and killed. As I looked at the picture of his face, I thought about what he must have been going through. His friend lay dead because they wanted a real change in their country. They wanted a government that is free of corruption. However, how is that possible when, money is the path of corruption and power, the disease of true justice?

Instead of Stephen Hawkins wasting his time trying to prove that, God does not exist by mathematical equation. Why does he refrain from finding an economic system that is fair and balanced for the whole world?

Why are the greatest minds on the planet wasting time searching for silly answers when they should be using their gift of intelligence to better the human race? The Earth is a tiny little dust speck in the universe and our survival hinges on finding solutions before the whole world collapses into chaos and ruin. Still, they would rather spend time trying to create anti-matter and weapons of mass destruction.

Egypt is not the only country on the brink of political collapse. Many of the nations around the world are as well. The problems that we face, in today’s world are, united in the truth of all humanity. The people of the world are ready for a better way of life.

Still, the world can want change but honestly, what change are people really hoping to get?

Update

Egypt is still dealing with protestors who are calling for million to flood the city in protest. Hopefully, things will settle back down soon but several countries have begun evacuating their people out of Egypt. Iraq and Saudi Arabia have sent jets to Egypt to pick up their people. Europe has started evacuating their people from egypt, as well.

even then, several other nations have seen huge uprising lately as the people turn agaisnt their governments forcing leader out of office. South Sudan has voted to annex itself from northern Sudan.

Hundred have started protesting in Russia against Putin. An estmiated 52,000 held protests in England that led to violence along the Thames River. Thailand saw violent protests last year, as well and this is just to name a few.

Update: February 5th, 2011

The American egyptians have begun demonstrating in New York city in hopes of helping their family and friends in Egypt. As one of them said in a news report, "I came to America to be free and it is that same freedom that I want for my people back home."

Egyptian protestors now see that they will have to stay in Tahrir Square in Cairo if they are become victorius. Although several of the opposition leaders have stepped down, President Mubarek continues to dig in deeper. Now, comes the test of wills but how will it end and when?

Update: February 23, 2011

All over the world, people are rising up against their governments. The people of Egypt have won a huge victory, not only for themselves but for the rest of the world. They proved that determination was key to victory.

However, a news article reported today that over 1,000 have died in Libya. Although several of the towns and cities have fallen to the protestor's rebellion, Kaddafi has and is, using military force against his own people. It is only a matter of time before the United Nation will have to send in a military force to protect the people from his army. However, he is the leading President of the African Union and several African nations owe him huge favors. Mix this fact with the Al Qaida having dominant operations in Africa and the United Nations will face its greatest war.

Many other nations have seen violent uprisings all around the globe. People are concerned about the uncertain future of the human race and an earth that will no longer be capable of supplying our children's basic needs such as food. Indeed, a solution needs to be, found in a peaceful and responsible manner. Nevertheless, this continued course of human greed and thirst for power will destroy the human race if those solutions are not, met, no matter what the cost. Fact is this is not about cost. This is about our very survival as a species.

Update: March 2nd, 2011

What started out, as an opinion on the state of the world has actually become a journal of world events from my point of view. Today, the United States ordered 800 marines to Libya along with two warships. Originally, the 800 marines were destined for Afghanistan. However, the U. S. sees the potential for a Libyan civil war and somehow, hopes to intervene as a means of protecting the civilians from being, slaughtered by their own government.

North Korea is still threatening South Korea with nuclear war. It is believable that they will still be arguing twenty years from now. Exactly what the North Korean government hopes to accomplish with its constant threats is beyond reason of the mind.

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W. K. Hayes 5 years ago from Bryson City, North Carolina Author

Thank you Blondey for your comment. Whether a person be poor or rich, their eagerness to take advantage of others is a scourge on this world. Selfishness will always keep people from their true potential. Unfortuantely, they do not realize that this world will be around after they are gone and we have to make sure our shildren still have a good planet to live on.


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BobbiRant 5 years ago from New York

The world does not need more strong men, it needs honest men. Great hub.


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Dusty Snoke 5 years ago from Chattanooga, TN

A very though provoking hub. The world does seem to be on the brink of collapse. I wonder what the future will hold for our little ones.


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

"Still, the world can want change but honestly, what change are people really hoping to get?"

Good question. And can their leaders really provide the changes they seek?


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American Romance 5 years ago from America

The world doesn't need strong, honest or evil, it needs a freedom to persue happiness, with laws enforced against those that would take the right to persue that happiness! Man cannot lead man, only God can lead man.


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W. K. Hayes 5 years ago from Bryson City, North Carolina Author

Hi BobbiRant. The world needs honesty and wouldn't that be a welcomed change? Leaders who can admit they made a mistake and how they plan on fixing it. Leaders anymore are like teenagers; they tell you what they think you want to hear just to get the people to hush.


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W. K. Hayes 5 years ago from Bryson City, North Carolina Author

Hi Dusty, There are too many people that do not take seriously the need to protect this planet for the sake of our children. President Nixon once had his think-tanks try to figure out how long the world's resources would last in comparison to the growth of population. The people of the world know this is a serious problem and yet many still refuse to do their part in helping make sure our children aren't living in the darker times.


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W. K. Hayes 5 years ago from Bryson City, North Carolina Author

Thanks for reading Genna East...Like many of the commentors on here,I agree...we need honest people as leaders. Leaders that don't see us as just numbers on a balance sheet but as people that treat us as equals with proper respect and honesty.


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W. K. Hayes 5 years ago from Bryson City, North Carolina Author

Amen to that American Romance...I totally agree. Wedo need the law to protect people so that the pursuit of happiness may continue. Still, too many people try to live without God. George Washington once said, "A man cannot rightfully wish to rule this nation without,God."


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blondey 5 years ago

I like that last statement. Hope you're having a great weekend (:


grandma 5 years ago

I am afraid all the money problems will usher in a world currency.and world government under man.


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W. K. Hayes 5 years ago from Bryson City, North Carolina Author

Thanks Blondey...At one time, Americans joked about politicians in ability to be honest. Now, it is no long a laughing matter. People are out of work, out of their homes and suffering becasue of politicians permitting the outsourcing of jobs while promising more jobs for Americans.


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W. K. Hayes 5 years ago from Bryson City, North Carolina Author

Hi Grandma...The world currency you speak of has already begun. These are dark times and they only seem to be getting darker.


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Rhonda Waits 5 years ago from The Emerald Coast

You are right these are dark times. The world seems to be in chaos my friend. Egypt is probably just the beginning of things to come. I hope not. What is truly sad is our journalist being attacked for no reason. They are just trying to get the story out to the people. It is only a job to them,it is not nothing personnel about the Egyptian people. Truly sad. Enjoyed all of your comments and feed back from your followers. Really great article.

Voted up.

Sweet wishes Rhonda


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W. K. Hayes 5 years ago from Bryson City, North Carolina Author

Hi Rhonda...I was just reading the news on Egypt. They're in their 11th day of protests and Mubarek still refuses to step down. Hoepfully, the people of Egypt can find a peaceful resolve and soon.


barbara sterling 5 years ago

DEAR MR HAYES

AS ONE OF THE PROTESTORS WHO ONCE SAT UPON THE GROUND IN FRONT OF OUR COUNTRIES WHITE HOUSE DURING THE SIXTIES, I FIND IT VERY DISHEARTENING THAT OUR CHILDREN HAVE NOT THE INNER VOICE OF COMMITMENT NEEDED TO FOLLOW THROUGH ON WHAT THIER OWN MINDS TELL THEM NEEDS TO BE DONE...THIS PAST ELECTION WAS SUPPOSIVELY ALL ABOUT CHANGE...I'M SORRY BUT IN REGARDS TO OUR COUNTRIES OVERALL CONDITION AND THE WAY IN WHICH OUR OWN POLITICIANS TREAT OUR NEEDS, I SEE NOTHING BUT THE SAME DISREGARD FOR WHAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT...UNLESS OUR CHILDREN AWAKEN TO WHAT IS GOING ON AROUND THEM IN THIER OWN LIFETIME, I FEAR THIER OWN CHILDREN WILL HAVE NO VOICE AT ALL...MAYBE WE OLD HIPPIE NON-CONTENTS NEED TO SHOW THEM HOW IT IS DONE,,,


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W. K. Hayes 5 years ago from Bryson City, North Carolina Author

I agree 100% The United States government has followed a steady course that was written long ago. Each new president smiles gets elected but honestly, whether the politician is Republican or Democratic doesn't seem to matter...they stick the,'The Plan.'

Think about it. President Obama is sticking close to what the former president did although they're two different parties. This plan has been carried on since the days of Nixon that I can track back to with some parts going back as far as world war 2.

The people need to see that either we change the fate of humanity or idly sit by while it deteriorates into absolute chaos.

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