Surprise, Surprise!

Who knew? Who knew that a small and simple protest would lead to a public outburst? Who knew that resistance to destroying a park would lead to resistance to the nation’s highest political authority? Who knew that the lavishly praised Turkish Prime Minister, Recip Tayyip Erdogan, was so vulnerable to the passions of his own people?

Who knew? Who knew that a small and simple protest would lead to a public outburst? Who knew that resistance to an increase in bus fares would lead to resistance to the nation’s ruling class? Who knew that Latin America’s success story, the nation of Brazil, was ready to erupt at what appears to outsiders a slight provocation?

Wake up boys and girls! Get real! Go where the action is, in the middle and at the bottom, not so much at the top.

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