The US riots: a mirror of the world

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What’s currently happening in the US happened in other big cities in the world in 2019. From Beirut to Tehran, to Paris and Alger,  to Catalonia and Latin America and so on, protesters screamed the same words:

All lives matter and dignity to people!

Better known as the Global Protest Wave of 2019 that continued through 2020, the US riots are a mirror of the world: same claims, same suffering, same hunger, same poverty, same injustice. Above all, governments are not trustworthy anymore. Most of world leaders are the 20th century product and mentality and we are in the 21st century, with different struggles and problems. The change needs to take place.

Economical injustice, poverty, weaken medical system (shown since the outbreak Covid19), climate change, corruption, cybernetics and the endless politicization of races and religions. Don’t expect the same leaders and traditional political parties to bring solutions. They are the ones responsible of the state of the world today.

Systems don’t last forever. Even the biggest empires in history ended up dismantled. Riots are, as the french philosopher Gilles Deleuze call it, “lines of flight” cracking the system’s wall from the inside. The reason behind it is that energy can’t be contained for too long. It will turn to anger and violence. Instead of facing the problems, most leaders are in denial, explaining these movements with interpretations and conspiracy theories showing their paranoid personality.

Despite unfortunate events in 2020 and thousands of deaths, maybe 2020 is the year to wake up and act. Maybe it is the year where we must know that we are all in this and that we need to back each others up. Maybe it is the year where we must see racial, gender and cultural differences as party outfits and deep inside we are all the same, humans. Maybe it is the year we must consider humanism and respect as the biggest values.

Fear leads to racism and fanaticism.

Fanaticism and racism lead to violence.

Violence leads to tragedy.

Maybe 2020 is the year to break this hateful cycle.

 

8 thoughts on “The US riots: a mirror of the world”

  1. So True maylynno, the US just another example of how today’s political systems for allocating leadership powers is and has been broken for way too long. Mistrust of Government is now a part of everyday life and that should never be. In theory they are suppose to be working for us the people, we give them mandate and they carry it out.

    Today, almost the opposite is true. Once in, they rule like tyrants, fueled by political self-interest and sponsored by the wealthy corporate greed. We the people mere after-thoughts in an over-politicized, self-serving and corrupt system that’s run amok.

    “Government of the people, by the people and for the people” has long been cast aside. Overall change in our political system is sorely needed to recapture this once spirit of intent. The million dollar question is — How?

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    1. Exactly! That’s the question I have been asking myself lately. Yesterday we had a protest in Beirut against corruption and the economical crisis. Within minutes other crowds gathered to fight against protesters, in the name of some political parties who made us all poorer including their own crowds. Too bad it is happening everywhere. I think maybe the problem lies in the lack of will to change.

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      1. Yes the will to change and the why! Thanks to the misguided trust we put in social media today that’s filled with misinformation, conspiracies’ and propaganda that clouds the truth from the fiction. Yet perhaps that’s human nature and that also plays into our reluctance for change. Our tendencies for short-sighted issues instead of long-term.
        Our inherent dislike for change and our adaptability as a species that can make what ever rule we’re currently living under — normal. It seems we only cognitively wake-up socially when we are shocked into it. Otherwise we, as in I, are complacent in getting by and it’s all yes, the government doesn’t reflect our needs and yes they have become over-powered and corrupt but that’s life. Nothing we can do about it.

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  2. Well said, Maylynno.

    But it’s a battle for the hearts and minds of people. Those in power will always try to persuade or bully people into accepting the status quo. Recently it’s been the bullies in ascendant, but of course that provokes protests such as we see.

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