Monday, January 17, 2011

Mohamed Bouazizi, whose self-immolation has led to the fall of the corrupt Tunisian government. 

Self-immolations across north Africa follow suicide in Tunisia | World news | The Guardian

The human spirit, in the end, will not bear repression. Those who desire to shackle their fellows will fail in the end. Religion, Dictatorship, and Militarism all will fail.

To do such work as pleases me,
Near woodland pools and under trees, 
You'll get no work at all; for I
Would rather live this life and die
A beggar or a thief, than be
A working slave with no days free.

William H. Davies, No Master, 1910

Reform of the Arab world will come from the people. It must come from its own people, from their own despair and their own disenchantment and their own will. 

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