A few hundred people gathered in specific spots in large Chinese cities, mostly journalists and passer by, waiting for the promised “revolution”.
An online post calling for the revolution ahead of the time, also carefully scripted the words to be shouted by anyone who wanted to participate.
But it fizzled. The Chinese police, having monitored the online posts, waited for the “revolution”. Only a few bothered to show up, and were then promptly arrested.
Passers-by did not bother to take part. They were more interested in just watching, and then be on their way for more shopping.
but the real revolutions were happening in the Middle East, and Wisconsin.
So let’s call it something like the “Cheese Revolution” in Wisconsin, where it’s the 7th day of protest (and now counterprotests) in Wisconsin, where the state government is deadlocked, because 14 state senators are AWOL to stop the budget bill from being voted on.
It’s peaceful so far, except for 9 protesters arrested.
Of course, the state police have been sent to find and bring the 14 Democratic state senators back in handcuffs if necessary.
And recalls initiatives are already being called for, but that will take time.
The GOP Governor has threatened to fire all state workers if the budget is not passed. (Of course, the protesting unions include the Police).
At a time when US is preaching more democracy and more independent “labor union rights” to other nations, Wisconsin Governor is admitting that he’s leading the GOP charge to weaken Unions in US.
Hmm…. Message confusing, you say? I did warn people long time ago that US is becoming more like China every day. Now apparently, we are at or near the tipping point.
Can the protesters in Wisconsin overthrow the GOP government, to assert their tradition of collective bargaining rights of the independent democratic (free) labor unions? (I threw in all those extra adjectives for consistency to US patriotic flag waving habits).
We’ll see how that “democracy” works out.
Viva la Fromage Révolution!!!