“When the time for things comes, they happen by whatever means are available,” Werner Erhard said. (1)
Three recent events illustrate that. The first is the recent commemoration of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
When the time came for freedom for East Germans, not even a concrete wall could prevent its advent and spread to other East-European countries as well.
While earlier movements for democracy and freedom had been quelled using tanks and soldiers, now the wall that symbolized tyranny fell and tanks and soldiers could not contain the freedom movements elsewhere.
A second example is Bolivia, where the Organization of American States declared the recent election to have been corrupted and the population (and the army) so strongly protested that President Evo Morales has resigned. That story is found at the bottom of this page.
And of course the third is Hong Kong where protesters have gathered in their hundreds of thousands – I don’t know the exact figure, if anyone does – to protest.
All three demonstrate that there’s no stopping change based on an idea whose time has come. Freedom from tyranny, exploitation, and corruption are ideas whose time has come.
In part, as you and I know, that’s because the vibrations on the planet are rising in this time of gradual Ascension and they no longer support the dense vibrations of oppression.
What the population of the world now wants is becoming an unstoppable force, overcoming the existing forces of domination and suppression.
These movements need to remain focused on behavior, rather than personalities. But there may be no containing popular uprisings if they are met with even stronger oppression.
The first few may be. There may be no holding people back. But I predict in time that world governments will more easily yield to popular sentiment.
The spontaneous uprising of the world’s populations is one way that we’ll create a world that works for everyone by Jan. 1, 2023. It won’t be to overthrow people; it’ll be to transcend behavior such as corruption and oppression.
(1) Werner Erhard, The End of Starvation: Creating an Idea Whose Time Has Come. 1977, at http://www.wernererhard.net/thpsource.html
Update: President Morales resigns….
Evo Morales: Bolivian leader’s turbulent presidency
BBC. Com, Nov. 10, 2019
With almost 14 years as president of Bolivia under his belt, Evo Morales was one of the longest serving leaders in Latin America – and his country’s first indigenous leader.
After a controversial decision by the constitutional court to scrap presidential term limits, Mr Morales ran for a fourth consecutive term in office in October 2019.
But the result of the presidential election was disputed, and Mr Morales’ main rival, Carlos Mesa, cried foul – leading to weeks of unrest across Bolivia. Eventually international election monitors called for the result to be annulled – and on 10 November, Mr Morales delivered a televised statement announcing his resignation.
Bolivia’s Morales to call fresh election after OAS audit
BBC.com, Nov. 10, 2019
Bolivia’s President Evo Morales has said he will call a new election after international monitors questioned the validity of his victory last month.
The Organization of American States (OAS), which monitored the elections, called for the result to be annulled.
Mr Morales’ announcement comes after weeks of anti-government protests over reported irregularities and fraud.
The president, who was first elected in 2006, has denied any wrongdoing and ignored calls to resign.
In his announcement on Sunday, he also said the country’s electoral body would be overhauled before the poll, with parliament choosing its members.
Mr Morales, who is Bolivia’s first indigenous president, told reporters that he made the decision “to reduce all tension”.
“We all have an obligation to pacify Bolivia,” he said.
What did the OAS say?
In its preliminary report on Saturday, the OAS said it had found “clear manipulations” of Bolivia’s voting system and it could not verify the result of the 20 October race.
During the audit, it said it found physical records with alterations and forged signatures, and evidence of wide-scale data manipulation.
The international body concluded it was unlikely that Mr Morales had won by the 10% margin required for a victory. It recommended that a new electoral commission be set up before a fresh election could take place.
Why has there been opposition to the election result?
Bolivia has been rattled by protests, strikes and road blocks since the night of the election.
At least three people have died during clashes. The mayor of a small town was also attacked by protesters earlier this week, who dragged her through the streets barefoot, covered her in red paint and forcibly cut her hair.
Tensions first flared after the results count was inexplicably paused for 24 hours.
The final result gave Mr Morales slightly more than the 10% lead he needed to win outright, giving him a fourth consecutive term.
Watch how police took part in Bolivia’s anti-government protests
Carlos Mesa, the election’s runner up, asked Bolivia’s congress on Friday to pass an emergency bill to prepare for new elections.
In an escalation of protests on Saturday, opposition supporters overran two state-run media outlets in La Paz and forced them off air.
On the same day a number of uniformed police officers also joined crowds of demonstrators in several major cities.
Mr Morales condemned the seizure of the TV and radio stations, but Bolivia’s defence minister said there were no plans to deploy the military to quell the police “mutiny”.
Bolivia’s armed forces have also called for the crisis to be solved by democratic means.
Elsewhere in the region, the leaders of Venezuela, Cuba and Mexico – and Argentina’s president-elect Alberto Fernandez – voiced their support for Mr Morales.
“We demand respect for the will of the Bolivian people who re-elected him as their president”.