posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 07:56 AM
For nearly a week I have been covering rather extensively the political uprising that is occurring throughout the Middle East and North Africa. With a
particular focus on one nation, Tunisia, where there has been an unofficial revolution that has seen 3 presidents in 24 starting January 14th as the
people finally rose up against the tyrant Zine El Abidine Ben Ali who has been oppressing the people of Tunisia for 23 years.
Finally the people have risen up in an attempt at taking back their country and replacing tyranny with freedom. In protest against unemployment, food
inflation, corruption, freedom of speech, and poor living conditions. The protests were sparked when a vendor of fruits and vegetables set himself
ablaze in protest against the government when police confiscated the produce in his cart because he lacked the proper permits.
Since then there have been protests and severe tensions in Jordan, Egypt, Algeria, and now Libya due to the same conditions but inspired by the
Tunisians whom they are proud to stand in solidarity with. Yet with all of this occurring in a very critical part of our world what has been the
response from AboveTopSecret members? Now remember this is the place where people love to tell others to ‘wake up’ and call for
‘revolt/revolution against tyranny’ but it simply amazes me that when an oppressed people do actually wake up and revolt ATS is mum.
I was expecting to log into ATS today, since I never logged in yesterday, to have the headlines of Tunisia either being the most popular subject or
one of the most popular but to my surprise it was nowhere. Sure there was a thread or two on the subject with about 5-10 replies but what is 5-10
replies on a site where one of the most espoused ideas is to ‘wake up’ and/or ‘revolt’?
Well this has led me to conclude that ATS, well it’s a bastion of hypocrites. No, not all of you, but so many here love to preach the words of
revolution except when their ideas are actually being implemented those who are implementing it are being utterly ignored. So many here beginning to
just reek of hypocrisy, 90% of you don’t want to ever get rid of tyranny or tyrants it appears. I can’t exactly understand why but maybe it’s
just because you want to talk a big game but never back up those hollow words.
Who am I to call you a hypocrite? I am the person making about 5 threads on this subject since it came to my knowledge. I am the person who is doing
research into this to learn as much as possible. I am the person who is showing my support to the Tunisians and standing in solidarity with them by
wearing their flag on my avatar. So what have you done to show your support for Tunisians?
Yeah there was one thread that became big on the subject of this revolution but you know why? Because it had the words ‘Wikileaks revolution’ in
the title and that is the only reason why it ever gained anything more than 25 replies. Face it, hypocrisy runs rampant on ATS. There is no true wish
to depose tyrants or support freedom, it’s just your hollow words which mean absolutely nothing. I’m glad to know exactly who things work around
Will I regret making this thread? I doubt it unless ATS can prove it's not a den of hypocrites.