Suggested by The Daily Post’s Topic #240:
Is revolution always good?
There have been an amazing number of revolutions and uprisings in the world this year. Are they always good events? What makes a revolution a progressive or regressive event?
This is my reaction to the topic:
Revolution is good for overthrowing a dictator. Just like here in the People Power Revolution last 1986, the people gathered in EDSA to overthrow the 20 years regime of Ferdinand Marcos. Unlike the revolution in the Middle East, the revolution here is nonviolent where the soldiers are offered flowers and rosaries as part of the resistance.
But I think after a revolution succeeds in their goal, the people should be more vigilant about what will happen next since the transition of the new government is crucial. Replacing the one system is rewarding for the people but after that, creating a new system is a difficult process. It might be a good start for the country but other problems arises from the replacement of the dictatorship since the government and its people goes back to the beginning in rebuilding the nation.
The first People Power was the most pure, spontaneous, and morally justified , I think… the rest were questionable, and quite lame.
I hope the ones that happened in the Middle east turn out good, but I’m not waiting with bated breath. Well, it has something to do with their religion that does not allow freedom for everyone. Women remain second class citizens in these countries.