Political Cartoon: Tunisia the Catalyst
Here is a great political cartoon that pretty much speaks for itself. It all started with Tunisia, then it spread to Egypt, and now Libya. Needless to say that the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia was a catalyst, sparking numerous uprisings across North Africa and the Middle East. These uprisings are fought in the name of freedom and democracy, a big blow to dictatorships everywhere.
This democratic movement has gained tremendous momentum, affecting not only the Middle East, but potentially reaching Asia as well. It is now common knowledge that the rulers China and Vietnam, the last of the Communist dictatorships, are terrified of what this could mean for their one-party rule. That is why they are sinking all their resources into preventing their people from becoming aware of the events spreading across the Middle East.
Even so, anonymous democratic organizers are calling upon the people of China to come together and fight the oppressive rule of the Chinese Communist Party. In Vietnam, the police are preparing for the coming conflict against the Vietnamese population who are ready to fight for their rights and freedoms. It started in Tunisia, but has swept passed Egypt into Libya, and is now seeping into the tightly controlled totalitarian countries of Vietnam and China.
It is a ticking time bomb, one that these Asian dictatorships are desperately trying to prevent. This cartoon suggests that the revolutions will not only hit Vietnam and China, but will wash away the oppressive regimes in Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar (Burma) as well. The governments of all these nations are doing everything they can to keep the Jasmine Revolution from coming to them.
They are scared out of their minds as they witness the fall of their counterparts in distant countries. Now they must come to terms with the very real possibility of being toppled by their people. The time is right for the citizens to overthrow these oppressors and bring the world ever closer to a period of peace and cooperation. We must send our best wishes to all the people in this struggle. Support the revolution! Freedom and democracy now!