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article imageOp-Ed: The World is Really Changing

By Oscar Brooks     Oct 24, 2011 in Politics
Remember back in 2008 how much the word change was used during the presidential campaign? It was used constantly and of course candidate Barack Obama said it was change you could believe in.
Three years later, the world is changing in places where it didn't seem possible before. The death of Moammar Gaddafi's in Libya certainly has caused a celebration there. Just what kind of affect his death will have on the new direction of the country is unclear. There will be changes and hopefully for the better. CNN has shown the gruesome pictures of Gaddafi's's corpse and by now most of the world knows he is dead. NATO's efforts were criticized, but it appears that they worked.
Egypt said no more to Mubarak. He no longer is in power there and that country has to decide on what kind of democracy if any they want to have. The deaths of Osama Bin Laden and other followers of his certainly has put a dent in terrorism. However, it is by no means over. The world is definitely a better place without these men around. The United States will assist these countries, but these countries must create a future where its citizens won't be under brutal dictatorship any longer.
That would be change that not only Libya and Egypt can be proud of, but the rest of the world as well. They won't be the United States nor should they be. They should be free to express their concerns and to even criticize their government without being persecuted. Not too long ago, the Civil Rights movement of the 1960's helped create change that some people didn't agree with. However, those changes have made our American society better in so many ways. Out of the Civil Rights movement have come so many other movements that have helped to make our country a better country. We should remember that change doesn't happen over night.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of DigitalJournal.com
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