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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 14 2013: it's quite simple ..to make a revolution we need at first evolution and this one involves all aspects of life essentially mentality.We should have such level of maturity and civilazation to do a revolution. As a Tunisian I lived all these stages from maturity to revolution.Before maturity the majority of tunisian people were satisfied because they thought that all development happening in the country had been thanks to the president Ben Ali,so he took advantage of this confidence granted by the people and he began with his wife's family to steal the wealth of the country.Consequently,the economic situation was badly affected by this and gradually people changed their mind. Thanks to media and social networks, tunisians knew what happened exactely in the country.When the corruption, the injustice and the poverty invade all the country and the unemployment rate achieved a high level,all tunisians said the famous french word '' D├ęgage'' to the regime ,many people were killed in the revolution but finally the previous president Ben Ali left the country with his family and finish 23 years of dictatorship.Now after elections, we speak about another king of maturity's lack because many people want asks the government to find solutions for the damage of 23 years of dictatorship and improve living conditions as soon as possible when we should normally have patience and work in order to change the situation of the country.

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