revolutions and uprisings in the world this year. Are they always good events? What makes revolutions a progressive or regressive event?
Well, I’ve never been part of a revolution, but I have a feeling that if the United States continues its harassment of American citizens, there will a revolution right here in the U.S. And it will be for the same reason revolutions are going on everywhere. The people who revolted got sick and tired of being treated like dirt, and their basic human rights denied them. The United States is heading in the same direction. So don’t be surprised if you hear of an uprising in the U.S. People will be out in the streets protesting that enough is enough of the treatment some citizens are experiencing.
Are revolutions always good events? To me, for the most part, most of these events are good for the people who have lived under the thumb of a dictatorship. How can getting from under the thumb of a dictator not be a good event? It is not be good for the dictator, but it’s certainly good for the people who were under his control. It is definitely a progressive event.
On the other hand, if a dictator shuts off his people from interacting with other nations, then it’s a regressive event. No dictatorship is ever progressive. Usually when people are under a dictatorship, their freedom to speech is the first right taken away from them. Freedom of the press, goes out the window. Only what a dictator wants printed gets printed. The people have to practice his religion, otherwise, their right to religious expression does not exist for the public. The right to travel out of the country is also denied people. The dictator is afraid to let people travel, because the word might get out that he’s denying people their basic rights.
With computers, cell phones, Twitter, email messages, enslaved people are learning that they don’t have to be slaves to some dictator. And that’s why there have been so many revolutions all over the world.
And the United States is next.