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What's more beneficial: Revolution or Evolution?

All of us had seen the so called Egyptian revolution on our TV channels, whom Karl Marx would, without wasting a fraction of second, recall as ideological state apparatuses trying to perpetuate the ruling class's point of view. But how many of us actually had thought over the need for revolution? Revolution, Revolution and Revolution is always talked about but the reason, the real one, is never debated. The Egyptian revolution geared by social media hypes ended up not different than a social media debate which pretty much clarifies the wrongly perpetuated need for a revolution. Turn the page, and think over evolution. Isn't evolution what we need? Is this the age of revolution or evolution? It's not 1789, it's modernly-trimmed society of 2013. do they need revolution? will they accept revolution? With media at hands, as Marx calls it, won't the ruling class turn the revolution toward its hidden goals?

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  • Oct 6 2013: Revolution is usualy passionate and impulsive ...sudden and aggressive in nature...it does get the job done ,but what is wrong with it is that it slowly dies down with the emotion or it succumbs easily to a greater emotion or greater revolution...one small eg Communism. It started with a bang...and it made radical changes but looking at it now all i can see are a few wrecks of what it used to be and what it used to mean...see that is what is wrong with impulsive changes.
    On the other hand the thing about 'evolutioun' or 're-formation'or 'refining' as i would like to put it is that it does require something to refine or evolve from .So in refining we are saying that the things that had been in existence were good at a time but not good enough now.For us to refine or innovate something,we must fully understand how the sysytem works presently .Refining something requires immense perseverance.It requires patience which is the yardstick that measures our dedication to the cause.Refinement requires building public opinion and convincing everyone that the change that is about to come is a one demanded by time and nature.Having done all this,refining can begin...and once its done, it can usually never be changed .I would like to state renaissance as an example of evolution in the thoght process of man.It didnot happened in a split-second and it still lives on

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