There are many examples in history during the two World Wars, the holocaust or even in Indian revolution where Tilak started the newspaper Kesari to spread awareness against the British rule.
In this era of Digital revolution with the advent of the new Social Media and Networks for communication like Twitter, Facebook, Wikileaks etc - a whole new wave of peoples participation is taking place. The aim of the resistance is One but there is no one clear leader to guide the process. This is what I find the most interesting. This process is truly the new world of Journalism - 2.
Am not sure of how the whole process will transpire but it is a radical change in the way revolts and revolutions are perceived and initiated.
Just a few questions that I am mulling about -
- Are there more countries to follow suit? North Korea, Cuba....
- Do the people really know what they want or are they just happy to use this freedom of expression that was bottled up for so long?
- Will these revolutions lead to selecting leaders who are maybe worse than people already in power?
- Is this slowly eroding United States so called Power as they are now facing a double edged sword of picking between a dictator or abiding by their principles of true democracy?
Leaving you with a song from John Lennon: