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Editorial | Why should we NOT revolt?

It is easy, and at the same time difficult, to write about the Syrian revolution as we come to the end of its twelfth year, especially amidst the statistics and data being released by documentation centers at this time of each year which bring nothing new except more numbers of victims, more detainees and disappeared, and also more displaced persons and refugees.

Feasibility questions arise with each anniversary of the Syrian revolution. Was the revolution, carried out by the Syrian people twelve years ago, right? Wouldn’t it have been better if it hadn’t happened? Was it worth the cost we have paid and continue to pay?

In theory, with the increase in poverty and the weight of difficult economic and humanitarian conditions, many Syrians became disbelievers in everything: The revolution, slogans, human rights, the United Nations, and the civilized world.

the revolution and the will to change are the raison d’être of our existence as human beings

But on the other hand, another segment of Syrians, most of whom live in tents in northern Syria amid stifling humanitarian and economic conditions, still rejects this regime and expresses its anger and denunciation of any rapprochement with it. After having lost their homes, money, and perhaps their children during the past years of the revolution, those people are still clinging to it.

Stampeding is the norm of the universe, and the only constant in life is change. In this sense, the revolution and the will to change are the raison d’être of our existence as human beings, regardless of immediate gains and losses.

Man must be a rebel because revolution is the means by which change and improvement can be achieved in societies

Biologists say that humanity owes its continuity to a few individuals who revolted against the community system and moved to live elsewhere. Humans have withstood climate change and major natural disasters and did not become extinct, as happened to dinosaurs and many animals and plants that lived on our planet and disappeared without us even hearing about them.

Man must be a rebel because revolution is the means by which change and improvement can be achieved in societies. If there were no people revolting against injustice, corruption, and bad conditions, it is likely that things would remain the same and there would be no change in politics, economy, culture, and the promotion of freedom, justice, and equality.

Even nature which we consider to be inanimate is always revolting and this is expressed by storms, earthquakes, and volcanoes that erupt suddenly

Sufis say about the secret of the spinning dance: All galaxies revolve and we live in a world that is always spinning; the earth revolves around the sun, the moon revolves around the earth, and electrons revolve around the nucleus of every atom that makes up our body. Then why should I not revolve around an going revolt?

Even nature which we consider to be inanimate is always revolting and this is expressed by storms, earthquakes, and volcanoes that erupt suddenly. So, what about us? Why should we NOT revolt?

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