The Paw Print
As many are aware, several of the countries of the third world are now rising against their established governments in hope to gain new leadership, in light of the liberation of Egypt from their dictatorship.
This desire for change has begun to take effect in the very edges of our sphere of international consciousness and the protesters, the very citizens of these countries, are taking back their countries. This is a very ambivalent time for these countries, and the outcome of these demonstrations can come full circle and effect our way of life.
Some people here on the home front may not care about the overtaking of anti-government protesters in Libya, Egypt and other countries, thinking that the world is much too big to care about the politics of a country that isn’t in the commonplace of American concerns.
However, there are those who are concerned for these countries and their citizens, as their success or defeat over these dictators and authoritarians could spell great damage and distress all over the world.
It has already been said that the times are changing, that the new century is already a decade old, and that things happen quickly as time goes by. So it’s only fair to understand that the way of thinking of these countries as insignificant are outdated and greatly too narrow for the twenty-first century. It’s also been characteristic of Americans to be egocentric and ignorant of the on-going international events.
We have been losing our favor all over the world with the way we have been acting internationally for the past sixty years or more, as well as the strength we initially had from the sheer defiance, very similarly to these countries, that we demonstrated 235 years ago.
So, we can grow with the times and regain some strength and favor with the world and assert our comradery with these countries, show an interest and become a better version of Americans on the world stage, live up to our own standard of collectivism and change, or we can stay rigid, uncompromising and self-centered and become the world’s next Britain.
It’s all uncertain where Libya, Egypt, or any other rising country will be in 235 years, and it’s rather stupid to assume we can maintain international power for that long anyhow.
Perhaps, what this generation needs now is to be a different kind of leader, one that can collaborate and celebrate world differences and can interact internationally, not just intervene.
Perhaps the best thing Americans in the coming generations can do is remember their roots.
By ortiveztm on February 23, 2011
Posted in Sports