Sunday, October 14, 2012

An Arab Spring in Argentina

Perhaps, it is good that the Arab Spring protests have ended for a while, but in many regards they haven't, they are ongoing. It's as if it is a wildfire which has been put out, but it's still smoldering waiting for the next breeze to come along. Where will it flare up next time? Currently, it appears that Syria is in serious territory, and the Assad regime may eventually fall meanwhile, until it does things are totally chaotic, society has crumbled, and the civilization is being destroyed. That's the worst scenario of an Arab Spring gone bad, I'd say.

What other nations may fall during the next Solar Storm X-Flare like flare-up? Well, we might see a problem in Jordan, as the demonstrations are getting larger, and there is more discontent this time. Last time Jordan had let go some of the top people in its government to appease the masses, but back then the demonstrations were quite a bit smaller, today they're incredibly large. When the weather gets better and the springtime comes it will be hard to contain all that animosity.

Of course, Jordan is not alone, there are other nations in the Middle East and on the African continent that also look ripe for their own Arab Spring, perhaps even a rekindling by the masses who are not happy with what happened in the last Arab Spring riots and protests, some would call them revolutions. We have turbulent times ahead and speaking of other continents, how about in South America?

It seems as if the socialist government of Argentina has run its course as well. They've run out of money, and can't deliver on all the promises they made. There were two interesting pieces in the Wall Street Journal recently about Argentina's growing economic challenges;

1.) An editorial titled; "Argentina Runs Out of Other People's Money," by Mary Anastasia, November 19, 2012.
2.) An article titled; "Argentina Battled by Labor Unrest," by Ken Parks, November 21, 2012.

The first piece noted the largest demonstration since 1983 in Buenos Aires, and the second showed the on-going protests with pictures of civil unrest and fires with the situation quite out of control, similar to those in Greece, Spain, Portugal, and Italy. The rioters were union members and very anti-Kirchner (the President there).

Are we about to see the equivalent of the Arab Spring in Argentina? And if so what will they call it? Will they call it an Argentina Spring, because more than just a leak has sprung in Argentina's economy. The dam has burst, and socialism has run its course, as it always does. Just as it is now also running its course in Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Greece.

It looks as if the humans on planet Earth are not all that happy, and many of them have learned that protests and riots are one way to get their voices heard and toppling their governments - "just don't bring that spring here," I was thinking to myself while doing research to write this article.

Will these masses of people destroy their own civilization and society in the process of trying to overturn their governments, and demand either democracy, or more services from the government - perhaps some of both? Time will tell, and 2013 will be in interesting year around the globe. Stay tuned. Please consider all this and think on it.

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