(An analysis by Prof (Dr) Ratnesh Dwivedi- An Awarded Sec, Intel & Def Expert looking back From Arab Spring in the Middle East to Farmers Protest in India Ratnesh Dwivedi Diggs the root and show the way forward to counter these protests in the name of Democracy)
Farmers' protests which are going on in India for the past three months carries all of us to the protests during the UPA-2 regime led by the likes of Yogendra Yadav, Arvind Kejriwal, Kiran Bedi, Anupam Kher, Baba Ramdev.Gen V K Singh in the leadership of none other than Anna Hazare.
But I would like to carry all of us Little earlier toe ven that. Yes, it all started from a small country Tunisia and son spread across Egypt, Libya, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and many other countries. Had Russia not intervened in Syria Syrian leader Asad would have either been killed or terminated.
What are these new kinds of protests in the second decade of the 21st century when 90 % of the world have gone virtual and Social Media decides many a thing in the various spectrum?
During Arab Spring there was no clear leader to lead the protests, Social Messaging sites spread the messages like a hurricane, and millions of millions of people gathered protesting for months and resulting in capturing, killing, and terminating leaders like Muammar Col Gaddafi and Husn-E-Mubarq in Egypt and Libya who had ruled both countries for as long as 30-40 years.
Fort the first time a wave in favor of Democracy uprooted political stalwarts in Arab. These were the first of its kind of Protests triggered by Social Media sites controlled in-house and remotely from western countries. One of its kind where without any decisive leader people used Social Media unexpectedly resulting in What's App, Instagram, and Twitter earning trillions of USDs and overthrowing deeply rooted governments.
The same happened in India during the UPA-2 rule. A Corruption which bécame trademark of government triggered Social Media driven protests but unlike Arab here there were leaders who sat on one stage and protested for months resulting in a rather right-wing NDA coming in power with the thumping majority which had a corruption-free image.
Social Media Tool Kit, though we are listening to it for the first time, now’ was widely used to guide protestors during Arab Spring and UPA-2 Protests. A Social Media Tool Kit is like style book of a newspaper which contains all information about speeches, venues, name of leaders and how to move forward.
So what's happening in the case of Farmers protests. Same as what happened during Arab Spring and UPA-2. Protest in name of protest by playing in hands of mighty few who control Social Media and have vested interests. Social Media revolution is a completely virtual revolution where to whom you see protesting are mere pawns while remote remains in hands of those who are elite, mighty, and either or sitting at distant locations in the country or outside country. Social Media Toll Kit guides the pawns, sepoys, Vajirs, and Sipah Salars while Kings & Queens remotely control protests from their fort. They hardly fear the loss of life or property because their bank balance has already been negotiated by their masterminds.
So to counter these virtual protests rulers needs to fight with more powerful virtual weapons and have to be faster than enemies, penetrate in the dark web, get the hold of kings & Queens and have a tab on pawns, sepoys,wajirs, and sipahsalar which public sees on the ground. Remember their brahmastra is Social Media and its tool kit which allows millions of millions to gather on one site this day on another site on another day. It's a warning otherwise it's just the tip of the iceberg of Arab Spring. For Gods sake let the public understand between Information, Misinformation and Disinformation otherwise masterminds will keep filling up their bank balance, media will keep sitting on tip of the gold mountain, political leaders will remain indulged in Dog Fight and the public will keep suffering while the economy going haywire and governments overturning every now and then.