Why Arabs Are Having To Fight For Democracy
Posted by DeadAnarchistPhil on January 28, 2011
There’s been recent riots by the people in Tunisia, Jordan and Egypt for Democracy. Why now? Have they only just got sick of totalitarian Government’s that deny them certain freedoms?
Well, since the economic down turn there’s been fewer jobs to go around in the Arab world, especially for the younger and better educated younger generations. Yes, there’s been economic problems in the middle east and Arab world before, but that was in the past when information was restricted to state TV and Radio. These days they have the Internet, Mobile phones and numerous free News Papers. So basically the modern age has taken the blind fold off the Arab countries’ populations’ and they can now see what scum have been running their countries and lives.
For the past fifty Years, many Arab nations have been run by hard-line Totalitarian Muslim regimes, which have been supported by the West for the sake of stability. I think, that in itself explains a lot about the problem. With Islam, it’s so tied to the past, tradition and God, that the people will readily give the Government power to enforce certain Religious and Sharia based Laws on the population. When you give Government’s the right to tell people what they can and can’t wear, listen to, say, do, believe in and many other mundane things, then is it any wonder they end turning in to Semi, or complete totalitarian states? And with the West condoning them, that only makes matters worse.
I’m really hoping this wave of Democratic protest sweeps across the Arab world and liberates the people from Totalitarianism and delivers them in to a Democratic system. I don’t just want the people to become content when they have the jobs and some concessionary freedoms any Government offers them. If they become content at that point then Totalitarianism will creep back in and their religion will be used against them again and be used to justify Islamic laws and cultural traditions that will restrict their freedoms once more. And that will defeat the whole object of what they’re currently doing.
Good luck to those fighting for their rights!
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