Comments on: Can non-violent struggle bring down Syria’s Assad? http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2011/08/01/can-non-violent-struggle-bring-down-syrias-assad/ Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:26:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: GLsword http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2011/08/01/can-non-violent-struggle-bring-down-syrias-assad/comment-page-1/#comment-8377 Wed, 10 Aug 2011 09:11:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=6697#comment-8377 Revolutions – for better or worse – are flash points in the process of human evolution which can be traced back to advances in technology. History shows that to be a universal truth. For the so called “Western World,” the advent of written Language and Law is the story of Moses. The printing press made it possible for many more humans to have their own copy of the Bible. Once the word got out the next period of unrest gave us the Protestant reformation.

Fast forward to Vietnam. As soon as video of the mayhem became television fodder, government propaganda insisting that people on the other side of the world are somehow less human became repugnant. The Soviet Union disintegrated because their citizens desire for Blue Jeans and MTV made it impossible to maintain the illusion that the West lived in abject poverty.

Likewise the Internet and World Wide travel have forced the sun shine of truth into every hell hole on the planet. One person with a cell phone can reach out and touch the hearts of more people then the President of the United States. America, China, Russia and even Saudi Arabia have had to appease citizens opinion by saying Syria’s is a dictatorship that has to go even though they know full well that such sentiments may be applied at home as well.

What we are witnessing is a none economic kind of creative destruction that will bring down all the pillars of false power – government corruption, fiat monitory schemes and religious dogma.

The American revolution lead to years of instability and adjustments as the theory of individual sovereignty met the reality of human existence. Without the isolation and vast open lands giving the US space and time to experiment,1776 might just have been another Tienanmen Square or Prague Spring.

Today the world is moving forward a bit. Let us hope there is enough room or someone hurries up and opens the next frontier – Space – so we can catch our breath while figuring out how to live and prosper without ANY evil enemy empires, local government mafias or in-deflatable paper dollars.

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