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>One Well Placed Word by Stephen Craig Rowe


      I once wrote that one well placed word can change the world forever as one well placed stone can topple the strongest wall and at the time did so in a poetic context.  Recent events have shown that this is true.  The revolution in Tunisia inspired by the act of fruit vendor Mohamed Bouazizi is an example of the innate human desire to improve not only one’s lot but to improve the common good.  It is reported that Bouazizi refused to pay a bribe in order to operate his fruit stand, he was then slapped by the official and his scale was confiscated.  When he went to the officials to reclaim his scale he was refused entrance.  He then bought some petrol and lit himself afire in front of the office.  A well  placed word, a small stone placed to topple the wall of oppression has freed his people.
     This act in Tunisia has inspired others in the region to demonstrate for human rights, freedom from oppression caused by age old dictators, kings and queens appointed by themselves, rule with a total disregard for the people, enrich their own coffers while the subjects suffer.  This is not a new story as this sort of management of affairs has been going on forever.  Make the rich richer and fuck the people has been the rule.  Pretend to care, give a little here and there for personal gain and fuck the people into poverty.  Well, Kings and Queens, those that rule.  One well placed word, act, and small stone is about to tumble the wall and change the world forever. Or so it seems. 
     I for one pray for peace, the right of people to choose a government of and by the people. 
As ever be well.  Stephen Craig Rowe
  1. February 21, 2011 at 3:08 am

    >Well said Stephen. World peace is a daily prayer of mine too.

  2. February 21, 2011 at 3:43 am

    >As you noted, it has been the abuse of governance that has caused so many uprisings. To many times it is poor government that upsets people.Glad to see you are still bouncing around.

  3. Mei
    February 22, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    >Dear Stephen, I don't know much about world news around me, been out of touch with the world for tv and news. Only read abit from blog friends sometimes. Talking about peace… I really hate seeing another war in my blog again, is it something I need to watch over with my writing? Freedom… some have freedom to give out recipe… "Recipe for Homicide" What a kind heart doctor she is… i hope you know what i am moaning about… have a good night from UK. Meips: maybe a good story to write about…

  4. February 24, 2011 at 3:15 am

    As do I Stephen!

    We are seeing the changes that were long overdue and how the despots and tyrants are trying desperately to cling to power.

    People should not fear their government – the government should fear the people…

    God Bless!


  5. Seth@ChaosHQ's
    February 24, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Where there is money there is power, where there is power there is corruption and this goes without even saying. Even if they change the man, politics will still wear it’s own suit and we will never see this change, at least not in your life time Stephen or mine. I can only hope Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt amongst all those other nations seeking freedom… will not only request it by voice, but will consistently demand it through action. Some of these countries had no weapons and no power when they were colonised, yet the people sent the French home packing because they united as one. (no offence intended, using this as an example) It will take time no doubt, effort and sacrifice (blodd, sweat and tears) but if people are willing to trade all of this for their freedom, as well as the freedom of the generations to come, it will surely be a price worth paying, as the value of Liberty is timeless and precious as we here in America know.
    Great reading Stephen!!!

    • Seth@ChaosHQ's
      February 24, 2011 at 2:40 pm

      blodd – ‘blood’ 🙂

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