reply to post by SkyMuerte
Egyptians unlike Americans have a long history. People seem to forget what a young country we are. We do not have a "beast" with-in us any longer. 40%
of Americans are on mood altering prescription drugs. 20% (or more) are on mood altering illegal drugs.
There's a lot of differences between Egyptians and Americans. But, the only thing that changes is just the way their government will try to control
them, and therefore, the way people will have to respond to those trials, which is nothing that makes Americans less likely to achieve what they
Look, I wanna be practical here. At the very end, the most important similarity between Americans and Egyptians is that they are both human and
they're both controlled by humans (I am assuming no alien control here, alien fans). So, at the end, revolution works the same way. Prolonged,
persistent, unified, and mass numbered protests will do the trick whether it was in Egypt or anywhere else in the world. History shows that this thing
is indeed effective.
I believe it will be much easier for Americans to free themselves from corrupt governments. Way, way easier than Egypt. I am sure America will never
do what Mubarak did to Egyptians. There will be violence, yes, there will be blood, yes, and people WILL die. But, it will never be like Egypt.
My opinion is that what Americans need is this:
1- A Unified Demand
This one is the hardest, yet, it's the most effective. If all the millions in Tahrir square did not unify their demands, this revolution would have
turned into a civil war. And those in power simply wouldn't know what the people want so they can actually do it. And you know what it also results
in? Yep... the media saying that they don't know what those protesters want. So, it's not true that OWS have no demands. They have many demands that
are not unified.
2- Coordination and Mass Numbers
As is the case with the unified demand, a single day, like Jan 25, must be called for and be prepared for, days if not months in advance. The OWS is
scattered all over the calendar.
So, number 1 and 2 are basically focusing all your power in one spot and then shot in a single direction instead of having many powers shooting in
many directions. The first is effective, much more effective.
3- Become Fearless
That one is also hard and for me I just can't do what those people in Tahrir do. However, as I said above, I don't think the US government will do
what the Arab rules did. They will be cruel and yes people will die guys. But, just like the sniping incidents, if people died, you will have one of
two '1-way roads': going back to your home or continuing. If you choose to continue and grow in numbers after people die, you will win.
4- Maintain Peace
The government will do everything they can to destroy stuff and say that the protesters did so they split the people into pro-revolution and
anti-revolution. That being inevitable, you don't need to destroy more stuff do you?
After 30 years in Mubarak's regime, it only took Egyptians 18 days to complete their revolution. 18 days guys. This is nothing compared to 30 years of
oppression. Those in power always seem stronger, much stronger than they actually are.
edit on 23-11-2011 by TheAlmo because: (no reason