Who knew that when a young Tunisian vegetable seller, Mohamed Bouazizi, set himself on fire because his cart was confiscated and a policewoman slapped him that dictators would begin to topple like dominoes ?
Some report it was Bouazizi's scales that were taken, and those scales had been taken from him MANY times. He would then have to "buy them back" to remain in business.
Regardless, Bouazizi had had enough . . .
My head is set to spinning reading newspaper and magazine articles about Tunisia, Egypt, Libya . . .
Today's post is just a list of words, phrases, and names of people and places that have become everyday vocabulary in our World:
cult of power
children of adversity:
Saddam Hussein (I always called him 'Sodamn Insane')
"Irhall" = Be Gone
Zine Al-Abidine Ben Ali
The tyrannical ruler, with his tacky, dyed, jet-black hair, at Bouazizi's bedside in a false attempt at humility and concern.
The only thing lacking is his crown.
So, as we go about our day, how many of these words, people, places . . . will enter in to our own conversations ?
Scary, isn't it ?