Saturday, January 29, 2011

The glorious revoluation in Tunis !!

hi readers of my blog ^^

I don't know guys if you have been watching the news lately or not?
The Arab world is on fire! they finally woke up from their long sleep and started demanding for change and their basic right of self determination, this is a moment that I have been waiting for as an Arab individual.

This Arab's revolution happening -including what is happening now in Egypt- started after the glorious Tunisian revolution.

The Tunisian revolution was not just out of poverty and hunger as many people think , its more than that. Its people's revolution with a clear political demand, its not just about hunger and need for food, its for preserving dignity as well. it came along with people's realization of their needs.
Humiliation and injustice are what made people angry, people could have been patient about their hunger and situation in a certain environment ( if the whole country is poor) ,however. when individuals live in a corrupt society where there is a huge gap between the rich and the poor, now this is what creates real anger!

Its a glorious revolution from the Tunisian people themselves, parties didn't take a role in this great revolution.

It didn't just started because of "mohammad albuazizi" incident - a young guy that took his life by burning himself - according to what the media said ! Many young people did that in other countries but nothing happened!!
It triggered an already bad and corrupted situation , people where ready for this revolution, with high level of corruption, high levels of education with high percentage of unemployment. All of this contributed to the birth of this revolution.
dictatorship and this system directed young people to the Media, they started discussing these issues on facebook , twitter and many other media channels.
the feeling that other people on the cyper world and in this globe living in a different way and in a much better situation ,having democracy , living in dignity , along with the incident of this young guy burning himself helped in turning this anger into a revolution that resulted in bringing this system down and the president leaving the country.

The ability of the high educated people of Tunis to demonstrate without leadership is just amazing, they took the initiative and stood against the government.
The army also played a good role in all of this , they protected the security of the people instead of the system , that wasn't expected and surprised everyone ,this show how great and patriot they are.
they realized that they are part of the people and understood what the people needed and wanted, this in fact, threatened the president and made him understand that he should leave!!

The revolution process started with burning a few buildings and destroying private properties, but as the revolution went on, people realized that these properties are public owned, the demonstration changed into a peaceful one that asked for stopping corruption and to return money. Demonstrations matured and turned into an organized one, which shows again how patriot the Tunisians are.

what is happening in the Arab world - including Tunis - is its focus on economic growth without actual development. this is mainly caused from only exporting employees and services to foreign countries , selling raw materials and tourism that doesn't really contribute to the real development of the country.
The main dependency on tourism for example, increases the prices in real estates which leads to the inability to buy houses, development of certain areas , destroying agriculture and the later leads to the internal migration from one place to another without the development of the agricultural sector ( that of course threaten the food security ).

even if there is real development, it doesn't always mean right distribution , corruption and nondemocratic systems lead to a worse situation in which only certain people get the benefits of this development (the uppers of the society). the uppers get it all and the rest of the people don't enjoy the fruits of this so-called development.

anyway , after bringing down the system, Tunis now is in the process of turning into a free country, the people want to take responsibility , and they are well educated and capable of doing so. There is a challenge now facing the Tunisians in changing the system and moving toward democracy , but I think that Tunisians can do it, Tunis is the first Arab country moving toward democracy , I hope that it will be a success so that other Arab countries follow their steps.

Tunis, what a great country and a good example for other Arab countries to follow!!

I am so happy and proud of Tunisians..

see ya next post


Sultan smadi said...

wow, what an elaborate essay, i really enjoyed reading it, well thought of and written like a pro.

how are u rua :D i hope ur doing great ;)

liza said...

suddenly I remembered Development and Development explanation in international relation class also localism class about development, uppers and lowers.. Nice article Rua ^_^

rua said...

@ sultan
Thank you sultan , I am glad that u liked it , I am proud of the Tunisians , walla bekaffi qame3 fi hai el sho3ob el 3arbeyeh , and I am doing fine , thank you for your comment ^_^

well liza ,I discovered that what we were studying through this whole semester is what lead to the current situation in Tunis and Egypt and the middle east in general , but as u said in one of the classes of localism, governments should be careful cause bad governance and corruption will eventually lead to an uprising and a revolution ^_^