Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The echoes of Democracy

Few years back when the former U.S. President declared that the goal of the U.S. was to spread democracy starting with Iraq, many people were skeptical since that area of the world is not known for ideas of democracy especially when it is being imposed from outside. But the recent events in Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Bahrain, Libya, Syria, Yemen and now Morocco have shown that democracy is being craved by all the people there. When the idea of democracy was initially floated, it was resisted or dismissed by many people in the Arab world because they did not wanted to be associated with anything that the U.S. has to offer.

But ultimately the fever of democracy is catching fire not due to some U.S. encouragement but because the people living there are just fed up with their living standards and lack of opportunities while the world surround them is passing by them very fast. They want the same thing as many other people around the world want but before there was a fear of what would have replaced the long running and deeply entrenched governments. But the fear of the governments has started to vanish slowly in the hearts of the people and they believe that if they are united then they have nothing to fear and in order to achieve their goals they will have to sacrifice. Although the struggle to have democracy has just started but surely the first steps by the people have been taken and there is no turning back for them.

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