The world in protest
The Earth and Moon
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?
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.