2011, the year of transition-Remembered

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In rememberance of 2011

Submitted: January 01, 2012

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Submitted: January 01, 2012

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WHITEWATERS POETRY PRESENTS:

2011 REMEMBERED: AN ESSAY

 

As you know, 2011 was a year of transition worldwide for many reasons, particularly regarding the Arab Spring of 2011. Although a few Arab dictators still remain, they will not last long, it can be assured.

 

We have now entered 2012, which we expect to be an even better year due to the Olympics in London, Euro 2012, the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and of course the US Presidential Elections of 2012- will Obama fall on his own empty promises?

 

2011, however, was blighted by the global recession, the Eurozone crisis, the brutal repression and murder of innocent people in Syria by the Assad regime, the tsunami in Japan, and corporations taking inordinate amounts of money whilst the rest of us suffered for a recession we did not cause.

 

We do not expect 2012 to be perfect either, because the good old analogue era will be ending soon, as cassettes have ceased to become viable some years ago and the quality analogue television signal this year will be switched off in the UK and many other nations, e.g. Portugal and Japan. Digital television, whilst modern, is in many minds pretty lifeless and sterile.

 

Nevertheless, we would like to congratulate 2011 for helping us stand up to the might of evil corporations, foolish governments, and the destructive nature of current consumerism around the world. We hope that 2012 will correct the mistakes of previous years, but as 2012 only started today, we are unsure what will really lie ahead and what this year will mean for us, the human race.

 

Thank you.

 

 


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