Sunday, January 30, 2011

"The spark that caused the riot.", "Obama are you watching?", and "Coming to a neighborhood near you!"

I hope Bernie doesn't mind that I use his analogy in conjunction with the video that follows...I think the video compliments the commentary and vice versa.  In any event, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out what is happening elsewhere will soon be here...naah, it would be stupid of me to ask, "Are you ready?"  It would be nice if I could take a bet on my predictions but what would the bet be worth?  There most likely won't be any money to collect from the loser. ~ Norman E. Hooben

From non-other than... Planck's Constant ...always a good read!

The Spark That Caused the Riots in Tunisia
By Bernie on 29 Jan 2011

A people long-oppressed can endure many hardships as long as they are not too hungry and they are not handed the final straw. Marie Antoinette learned that lesson the hard way.

And so did Tunisia’s ex-President Zine al Abidine Ben Ali although so far he still has his head. It all started over a rather small licensing problem with a vegetable stand in December 2010.
Mohammed Bouazizi, 26, spent most of his life trying to make money by selling fruits and vegetables in the central town of Sidi Bouzid.
On 17 Dec 2010 the police came by and asked him for his permit [Tunisian translation: request for a bribe]. When he couldn't produce one they confiscated his produce cart and beat him up when he tried to stop them. When he complained to a local female official he was insulted and demeaned.
Humiliated, out of work, with no food for his family, he had had enough. He doused himself with paint thinner and set himself on fire in front of a local municipal office. He was taken to a hospital near Tunis for treatment of his third-degree burns. This act of self-immolation set off a wave of protests throughout Tunisia. He died 18 days later.
Much of the Arab world is not much different than Tunisia: unemployment, food shortages, and political oppression. In the past, Israel was used to distract the Arab populace from these problems, but that ploy can only work so long before the citizenry rise up and form their own Tea Party and revolt.
Rising unemployment, high food prices, the government ignoring the wishes of the majority of the citizenry and forcing oppressive laws down the throat of the people: Obama, are you watching Tunisia closely?

The following video is a coming attractions for the U. S. of A.  ...that's affirmative!  Coming to a neighborhood near you! ...and you can take that to the bank!

Related reading/video... Exodus  Today we are witnessing a modern exodus from Egypt. Not an exodus of one religious group (Although Egypt destroyed its Jewish community in the 1950s.), but of Israelis, Americans, Europeans, and rich Egyptians.  continued

Now here's a prediction that should cause some controversy... (could that be Novemeber 2012?)
Obama's Eternal Flame

1 comment:

Findalis said...

For years Western governments lied to the people saying the only obstacle to a better life for the people of the region is to solve the Israeli/Arab problem. In other words, get rid of Israel, get rid of the Jews, all will be solved.

Now the people of the West are seeing the real reason for the problems of the Arab world and it has nothing to do with Israel.