The riots across the middle east has been a very hot topic in the news and on the internet. The want for the freedom and living a happy life and having some sort of a economically stable future seems to be a common desire amongst all humans. The imbalance of wealth and power also is a common thread in almost if not all nations of the modern world we live in. This lack of balance will create social anxieties along with political unrest if it isn’t somewhat balanced out in the future. The fact is most people just want to have enough money to live comfortable and never be in need. The governments and big business needs to see that their greed and lust for power is going to be their downfall in the future. The common man is not as docile or as ignorant to the facts as they may believe. This we have witnessed in Egypt and other nations in the middle east. Even here in the United States the state of Wisconsin is now have political problems due to a state budget that takes away rights and benefits from the working man.
When will governments and big businesses learn that it’s the middle class and lower class that is the workforce and the main consumer of their goods and services. More or less it’s the common man that pays all their bills and helps them amass their great fortunes. Don’t keep the common man happy and the foundation of the economy will crumble as seen here in the united states in the last decade or so. I wish the protesters across the globe good luck and may you survive it all in the end.
One last note, you ever notice how quick the U.S. government is in taking away from the public but slow to cut their own salaries or benefits to help reduce the deficit? Maybe if they worked for minimum wage and had to pay for their own health care without any government subsidies then we could reduce some of the national debt.
- America promoting democracy in the Middle East (tangenttalk.blogspot.com)
- PRI’s The World (2/18/2011: Uprisings across the Middle East; Panahi at the Berlinale) (theworld.org)
- Technology is forcing us to re-examine “We the People” (thenextweb.com)
- Middle East protests – LIVE (guardian.co.uk)
- Middle East, North Africa Anti-Government Protests Continue To Spread (PHOTOS) (huffingtonpost.com)
- The Looming Springtime Shutdown of the U.S. Government (dailyfinance.com)
- Friday Rant: Risk Management – Don’t Wait for African/Middle East Supply Chains to Self-Combust (spendmatters.com)
- Strategic Puzzle Shifts in Middle East (online.wsj.com)
- Wave of protests hits Middle East, North Africa (rt.com)
- Protesters in US Seek New Policies Toward Middle East (waronterrornews.typepad.com)