Lennon, the Internet and the Protests

Well if America - as the beacon of freedom and democracy - becomes detested and despised by the world for covert democratic imperialism, political usurpation and other democratic complicity, then now she has a friend and companion in modern technology - the Internet and social networking - that helps accomplish the same objectives through non-military and non-combative means.

The wave of protests in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and other countries seem to find a commonality in the catalytic role of the Internet and social networking influences.

The influence of the younger generations who are at the forefront and who are spearheading these protests should not be discounted or condemned. These are the Internet - Google and Facebook - generations. At the very least, social networking sites have helped facilitate the organizing and rallying of support for the protests as we saw in Egypt. Do these young people feel left behind and/or shut off from the modern trends, life-changing events and progress especially those fostered by technology? Do they seem to be catching on to the concept that freedom is the main facilitator of innovation and prosperity?

Notwithstanding, the long-suppressed desires and hopes for freedom for the people of these countries seem to have finally reached a breaking point. Enough is enough. What we are witnessing today may be the beginning of a lasting trend and resurgence of the cliched "people power".

These revolutionaries should use the late John Lennon's "Power to the People"  song as their protest anthem:

Power to the people
Power to the people
Power to the people
Power to the people, right on

Say you want a revolution
We better get on right away
Well you get on your feet
And out on the street

Singing power to the people
Power to the people
Power to the people
Power to the people, right on

Or use this modified line:

"Power to the people, march on!"

~Viva la Freedom!

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