people believe that behind Arab Spring lies one poor vegetable street seller
who was slapped in the face by municipality female officer who confiscated his
vegetable cart as well. The late Mohamed
Bouazizi is seen by many as the symbol
of Arab Spring.
the real hero is not Bouazizi. The real
hero behind Arab Spring is the smart phone with it's videotaping capability. Since when a dictator in the Middle East
visits a wounded street seller in the hospital ? What
brought down the regime of Bin Ali in Tunisia and sent him into hiding
somewhere in Saudi Arabia is the smart phone. Had the seen been not videotaped , Bin Ali's corruption
and dictatorship machine would be still grinding the Tunisian people and Tunisia's national income.
to Bouaziz's episode, there was Khalid Saeed, an Egyptian young man beaten to
death by Egyptian police in June 2010. The
photos of his disfigured corps spread through the internet. This coupled with another video of Egyptian
police torturing a prisoner in a very harsh and humiliating way, have indeed
ignited the Egyptian people and made them
ready for the Bouaziz's domino effect.
doubts in my mind that the greatest set back to dictators, corrupt and even
arrogant people, aside from the internet, is the availability of the smart phones with
their video cameras at a mass level. So
we, the people who adore freedom and hate dictators and dictatorships, need to show
respect to the smart phone. statue? by dno1967b
question is how? Would it be fair for
France to build another Statue of The Smart Phone and send it to New York to be
raised next to the Statue of Liberty ?. Or may be a statue of another women raising in one hand a laptop
and a smart phone in the other? I like the later, because this twin combination
have the ability to capture a seen and air it across the world in a few
minutes. What a powerful deterrent that
made politicians, educators, business people and many others control their
emotions and think twice before taking
any step or move.
Peace Loving Saudi Citizen