In today’s world, countries that we call “developed” consist of the west, such as France, Italy and England. Developed countries are the ones who ameliorated themselves into better and more equal systems than monarchy, dictatorship or royalty. They also have democracy, freedom of people, and freedom of the press. Most of the people think there are not any rulers or presidents whom rule their country without democracy. But, there are. These people now learn the facts of the Middle East’s regime from the world news. When the news about the Middle East’s countries were announced, people around the world started to understand that there are countries still ruled by kings and dictators. For example while Tunisia and Libya are govern by dictators (Mabazaa and Gaddafi), Bahreyn and Oman are govern by royalties (Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifah and Kâbus bin Seyd El Ebu Seyd). If a country is ruled as Bahreyn or Libya, it means that the rulers have been in there more than 30 years. This is one of the main reasons why the countries in the Middle East have strikes and protests; people are trying to get their freedom and a reputation as the west did 100 years ago. But, while the society of these countries try to get rid of the system, rulers are standing up to them with using their powers in a bad way (violence, etc.) to not stop the rise of oppressive dictatorship and show their power to the world and their citizens. That’s why rulers should not resort to all means necessary to retain power, because people will be hurt and the regime will get stronger day after day, if people cannot overpower the ruler.
Rulers are chosen by the people, which means that the power they have in their hands is connected to their citizens. It is the leader’s choice to use it in a bad way or in a good way, but what they usually forget, like the heads of the Middle East’s countries, is that people determine in accordance of their decisions. In order to retain power in both situations the leaders go on with the path of agonizing and enforcing violence against own citizens, limited freedom of speech and politically motivated arrests which makes people want to rise against their
ruler and become aware of what is going on around them. But, when the situation comes to the point of revolt rulers get more strict, ruthless and cold-blooded. For example in Iran’s 2009 election the Iranian government confirmed the deaths of 36 people during the protests, the state news of Oman announced that eight protesters had died in two days and a Zawiya (Libya) resident told “They’re tr
ying to starve us to death” to McClatchy Newspapers by telephone that vital items were in short supply. Violence and ordering someone to suffer are illegal even the user has the authority, because it is not different than crime. So, the leader should be counted as a criminal and should be taken from his job; instead of allowing and trusting on law, citizens decide to start rebellions and made their voice heard. People of Libya thought same and have made themselves clear: “It is time for Gaddafi to go, now, without further violence or delay”. These events happened, because of the mistakes of avidity, injustice, ego, oppressive dictatorship and not caring about the citizens as much as they did about their rulers.
The Ethernet and social networks have been developing day by day. The Ethernet becomes a habitual thing for people and it helps one another to meet, connect with someone else or publish things about yourself or where you live. In today’s life while people get things done in Ethernet they learn what’s going on in the world quicker than before. Therefore, when a leader uses his power negatively it goes into Ethernet and affects his own country in economics, reputation and livelihood. For example, the first rebellion was in Tunisia. The rebellion and afterwards improved by social networks and ethernet. First there were couple of people who opened a facebook group which became millions of people in few days for a rebellion, which was successful at the end and it accomplished the goal to get rid of
Mebazaa and the regime of dictatorship, but it also lighted a start fire to other Middle East countries, too. While people were following the process from Ethernet or news, they decided on their minds not to been there in the future, which proves us that there had been a decrease in tourism, economy and reputation.
Leaders get support from their society; by using violence and political oppression against own citizens, their right to be leader should cease to exist. If the rulers keep repeating themselves in the ways of retaining power, circle of society searching for freedom will keep chasing rulers to show them how a country should be managed.