Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Regime change has started in Tunisia, Egypt and Jordan - but where will it end?

SHOOT: It's possible that this is the beginning of a cycle that may sweep the entire world. If globalization is indeed reversing, and Capitalism a system with no future, then the world [and it's constituent citizens and countries] needs to reorder itself. Imagine if we could do so peacefully?
Middle East Map (Credit: CBS)
In the 20th Century, the phrase "domino effect" brought to mind the spread of communism to vulnerable states.

Today, a popular anti-government uprising in Tunisia has turned that phrase on its head, as protesters throughout the Middle East have begun rising up against their governments in support of more democratic reforms.

Once Egypt's populace became inspired by events in Tunisia and rose up against the 30-year reign of President Hosni Mubarak, news and political pundits took to the airwaves, guessing who will be next. The truth is, no one can possibly know, just like no one knew that an enraged Tunisian fruit vendor from a rural town who lit himself on fire in frustration against government policies would inspire millions to take to the streets in protest of government policies and economic duress.

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