So far this global recession has led to a relatively interesting era.
Whilst most governments are cutting public spending, a revolution has been dawning ever nearer.
But will these protests actually change anything, and if so how long will the change last?
Well in order to predict where the future may take us, firstly we need to look into our past.
The last time this happened was in the 18th century and it all kicked off back in France.
They call this the age of enlightenment, and as a result our freedoms were enhanced.
At this time the printing press had just emerged, and at first it was completely unrestricted.
Such freedom of speech led to mass revolution, the scale of which no one would have predicted.
Simply from listening to one another we realised that we all wanted a complete change of scene.
We were all fed up of living as peasants, under the oppression of a king or a queen.
And that was the end of our feudalistic society, and a capitalist one was born in it’s place.
This gave us all the chance to earn our own money, in a competition that some now call the rat race.
But today capitalism has gotten out of hand, with such a huge divide between the poor and the rich.
And now that the printing press has been completely monopolized, freedom of speech no longer exists.
But today a new media has come to our aid, and it’s still relatively unrestricted.
The internet has the potential to bring a revolution, just like the rise of the printing press once inflicted.
But what’s the next stage after capitalism, that will come about as a result of this new revolution?
Well throughout history it seems that these conflicts are just baby steps towards our ongoing evolution.
You see way back in the start we lived in small groups, back when humans used to live in small tribes.
Back then we lived together as a community, and we did what was needed to survive.
Private property and class difference didn’t exist, since all the tribesmen had the same role.
They all had to be hunter gatherers, but then the best ones soon took control.
After this several of these tribes merged, either by agreement or by military forces.
Hence a city was formed, and the king of this city, owned all of the land and resources.
But threats to the king from other groups meant that for him it would make common sense,
To give some of his land to any people who can provide him with soldiers for his defense.
Doing this then in turn gave rise to, a brand new type of society.
A wealthy minority would now own all the land, in this land owning aristocracy.
This society was known as feudalism, where the land owners were the ruling élite.
They used the peasants to work on their land, and even sold them the food that they eat.
Gradually food and goods were produced in excess, which gave rise to industry and trade.
And it was from this practice of trading, that a new class of merchants were made.
These traders then got richer and richer, but that didn’t stop them from still wanting more.
Eventually they demanded political powers, which then led to a revolutionary war.
This war started in France, but spread throughout the west, and as a result of this famous social clash,
All land and resources would from now on be owned by the person who could bid the most cash.
We refer to this stage as capitalism, and it’s the stage that we now currently live in.
It seems that this society revolves around taking, but rarely considers the concept of giving.
In such a system that revolves around chasing money, it’s no surprise that it eventually became corrupt.
I guess the system works well when you’re born into money, but if you’re not then you’re pretty much fucked.
We now have bankers who are paid massive bonuses, when all they do is make wealthy people more rich.
Whereas doctors don’t get paid nearly as much, even though they’re the ones who cure us when we’re sick.
And we all know that the majority of our tax money, goes towards these ongoing military operations.
And yet now there doesn’t seem to be enough money to fund our human right to a free education.
Now that the recessions kicked in, the government needs cash, yet they still spend most of our tax on their war.
Instead they cut education and our national health service, which is terrible news for us all.
Because regardless of your class, gender, age, or your race, these services are our basic human right.
So if our government takes them from us, then we must let them know that we will not give them up without a fight.
We do all of their labour and pay all their tax, so we must insist that they listen to our demands.
When we come together as one, they’ll have to give us our rights. Divided we’ve fallen, but united we will stand.
This revolution will by no means be easy, but this revolution will eventually transcend.
This revolution will certainly be a long one, but this revolution will be worth it in the end.
Written by Azad Kamall
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