[Prompted by the recent public protests in Turkey]
Someone, somewhere coined the phrase 'The Arab Spring'.
But what has actually been happening around the world in recent years could actually be called the 'World Spring'.
There is a global insurrection taking place against bankers, dictators, oligarchs, monarchs, deceitful politicians, corrupt civil services, financial brokers and the ruling elite everywhere that is gaining momentum.
Since 2011 there have been public protests in most countries of the world including and not limited to:
Algeria, Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cuba, Cyprus-North, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Khuzestan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Palestine, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Sudan, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Tibet, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom [England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales], USA, Venezuela, Yemen.
For the ‘ruling elite’ to achieve their ever more lofty position they had to be ‘clever’ [if that’s the appropriate word to describe them], if they want to stay in their position of power and privilege they have to be cleverer than they have been of late. The apparent rise in the number of public protests worldwide is testament to their inability to anticipate public backlash to many of the extreme, unacceptable, punitive or otherwise self-serving measures they have gradually imposed on the public either directly or indirectly through their ‘puppet’ politicians.
So called ‘democracy’ is currently the leading social system in the world, but whether a country is ruled by dictator, despot, monarch or democratically elected leaders, they are all supposed to represent the ‘people’. [I know that might be a bit naïve].
But when the ruling elite overstep the mark and the public rises up in protest it is met with efficient crackdown by the ‘guardians’ of the ruling elite [i.e. police, militias, national militaries, or even another nation’s military forces]. It is often these ‘Guardians’ that turn peaceful demonstrations into violent events by trying to disperse the protestors using tear-gas, rubber bullets, water-canon and [hopefully non-lethal] other weapons. Ironically the ‘Guardians’ of the ruling elite are paid for by the people and are in fact part of the non-elite public at large.
Where this rise in public awareness is taking us is anybody’s guess. The success of the ruling elite to achieve what they have is simply a function of their organization, mainly led by a world banking cartel set up a century ago. The failure of the masses to achieve emancipation is due in the main to their being no single binding force or leadership. Whether that is likely to change, or the ruling elite deposed, is again anybody’s guess.
But I’m watching this space with interest.
Since writing this, the current protests in Turkey have been
overshadowed in the world media by the larger public
protests in Brazil. It will not stop there.
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