As we know, when a corrupt government loses control of its people, the first plan of attack is to silence the rebels and sequester the suffering. The government desires complete control and complete obedience to the injustice.
And to no one's surprise, some governments are even willing to kill for it.
Commoners know that survival depends on their adherence to the rules, and the one who has the gold makes the rules. You are to remain in your place in this caste system; you will live your life in the shadows, eke out a miserable living, marry, procreate, and then you will die.
Most commoners have lived and died under the unjust system and never questioned it, out of fear or habit, and they taught their children to do the same.
But these children of common men didn't get that memo. Instead, they got the Tweet -- and a revolution took place in the street.
The children of the systematically disenfranchised have organized, sacrificed, and vowed that their new day begins now. No more forced poverty and promises of pie in the sky; these children demand their piece of heaven while their feet are on the ground.
And to everyone's surprise, some are even willing to die for it.
I've been transfixed with the plight of these young adults -- a legion of David that went after their Goliath.
They are not Americans, they are a world away, it seems, but thanks to social media, injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere. And many eyes and ears of the world can relate.
But now what?
The cynic in me says that when the world returns to normal, very little will change. There may be a shuffle of preselected leaders, a review of the news footage, and, of course, the rebels may be rounded up to face a fate unknown.
Or perhaps a charismatic revolutionary will become a head of state. Will power and the riches of the land make him, too, an oppressor of his own people?
If social media can organize a protest, then social and traditional media must also keep tabs on the progress of the people.
Think about it; how much evil can a tyrant do when the whole world is watching? Not as much as he'd like to do -- so we must keep watching.
Let's continue to document this one small step on the path to justice and basic human rights.
... And the children shall lead them.
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