Lessons regarding collapse of dictators, oligarchies, imperialist
states, and all EMPIRES:
In the conclusion of this New York Times front page article
today, (“Airstrikes Hit Taiz, Yemen, After Saudi Claims of an End
to the Campaign”) the former oligarchical president of Yemen, now
disposed, Ali Abdullah Saleh, is quoted as saying, “We hope that
everybody will return to dialogue to solve and treat all the issues."
This is a very revealing comment from any figure-head 'leader'
whose oligarchic, dictatorial, and local imperialist ways have been
exposed, understood, and confronted by 'a people' willing and able to
overthrow his imperialist scam.
When such corrective actions are taken by a people willing to use
violence, the formerly imperialist leader and his elitist gang
generally claim to want dialogue instead of the oppression that the
former so-called president and real oligarchic, 'empire-thinking',
and local Emperor employed.
Naturally, it is preferable if 'the people' diagnose, expose, and
confront any local or global Empire with non-violence --- since
non-violent overthrow of petty or great Empires is more effective,
lasting, and humane than violent Revolution.
However, this simple and obvious lesson that Saleh describes would
be a good 'learning moment', as Obama likes to say, for any of the
Vichy Empire candidates now auditioning to replace him as
faux-Emperor/president of this Disguised Global Capitalist Empire
only 'posing' as, and HQed in, our former country.
Liberty, democracy, justice, and equality