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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 9 2013: Hello Talha:>)
    It appears that revolution may be part of the process of evolution for humans. You mention the example of Egypt.

    We were told in the US that Egypt was a democracy, and we supported the government for many years with billions of dollars in aid. This is what our government wanted us to believe, and this was the information released to the press.

    When I spent time in Egypt, talking with people about their government, I was told about the corruption in their government, and was very surprised. When the revolution began, I was not surprised that the level of discontent had reached a stage where that action probably needed to happen for change to take place.

    I much prefer to see peaceful revolution/evolution in our world, and I'm wondering if we will ever evolve enough to be able to achieve that state of "being".

    Welcome to TED conversations Talha :>)
    • Oct 12 2013: who support the corrupt governemnt, isn't the same governement who pays billions & billions for aid... who controle the same media-who told you what you have mention-to make fool of you & all her citizens .Sir .i know that you know, Poor countries hold 40 per cent of the world's population, but receive only 3 per cent of the world's income from trade. Rich countries makeup 14 per cent of world population and yet get 75 per cent of the profit from trade..where is the Aid you talk about??????is it fair if we said that the US governemnt pays only 0.5555 of what she steals from poor countries???is it right if we said that your governement sells weapon to thos people???they take far more than they give.
      lets talk about syria & obama allegation, do you beleive that America well do what needs to stop what happens there-like what happen in Iraq????
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        Oct 13 2013: Zakraoui,
        I do not believe anyone is a "fool" if they/we are not accurately informed. I believe it is common for governments to tell the people what they want them to hear. Governments need to be more transparent.

        The aid I talk about is the U.S. assistance to Egypt, which averaged about $2 billion a year since 1979.


        No, I do not agree with the U.S. taking the same action in Syria as in Iraq. I would like to see the Middle East alliance (the neighbors of Syria) responding to what is happening. I would like to see the UN responding....that is why the UN was formed, and they appear to be useless.
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