Tunisia - WikiLeaks Revolution
January 15, 2011 4:58am CST
Tunisia is really in total chaos, in what is believed to be the WikiLeaks Revolution where the whistleblower site is responsible for. Without a doubt, the government of Tunisia is really questionable and corrupted with allegations that the present president ran the country in "mafia" style and the first lady gaining huge profits from the building of an exclusive school. However, I must question the viability of resorting to violence to overthrow the president. The chaos just creates more issues for the country and just will not solve the current mass unemployment, corruption and rising prices problems. The questionable president had already left the country and if I may add reveling in Saudi Arabia while the country is in turmoil, innocent people are being killed and economy worsening. At the end of the day, is it worth it? So much about the freedom of speech which includes irresponsible ones as well. Is it time to punish such irresponsible utterance? Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1347323/Tunisia-riots-3-000-holiday-Britons-trapped-violence.html
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15 Jan 11
great point! What are the protesters accomplishing? Nothing but the destruction of their own country. Peaceful protest makes more sense. It isnt always the most effective though. Regarding punishing the protesters, I think they are already being punished. It will take a very long time for Tunisia to recover from this....
16 Jan 11
laglen, Like you've said, the current violent outbreak is not achieving anything. Drastic times though calls for drastic measures, however, people just forget to be resourceful in sorting out these differences and take the easy way out. I am sure the country is being punished already especially with a further regression of the current situation. Until then, it will be sometime before we can see Tunisia turn around.
17 Jan 11
laglen, I am unsure if these uprisings will ever cease to let recovery or even rebuilding commence. It is like some incurable disease like cancer once discovered are usually in its advance stages. Look at Taiwan, South Korea or even Thailand where people will just declare and take to the streets to make their point. Democracy sometimes is a big joke where people vote and are still dissatisfied with their choices. Then, make all an all hell break loose for everyone around. Now, with this volatile whistle blowing site like WikiLeaks ever around to rile up unnecessary and wrong sentiments - I wonder if we are going to have more more of these ugly outbreaks. I certainly hope not.
15 Jan 11
This is a difficult one as we are not involved emotionally. Maybe they just had enough of corrupt government like we are facing where I live. Then again, it may have started out as peaceful and the usual mob agitators went to work.I always get worried when the army steps in though. The problem is that sometimes the army does not step out and when that happens democracy has gone up the creek without a paddle.
16 Jan 11
cynthiann, The state Tunisia is undergoing, could have been avoided. The people should have realized than to let some whistle blowing site rile them to the extent of loosing one's self control and turn violent. While the government should place some measures in case the people in office turn rogue. Or, protocols to prevent any abuse of power which is detrimental for the country's well-being. I hate to agree with you but it is evident here that democracy has gone into the white waters without a paddle.