Why recent democratic unrests are failing? And what is the solution?

Hong Kong was known by modern society as a symbol of modern and high-tech society in Asia, even before recent china developments. But after returning of Hong Kong to china, and establishment of communist regulations of china in this region, in the first decades, the Hong Kong society resisted and when little by lithely they found their British heritage democracy in real danger, the turmoils and unrest commenced. The Hong Kong civilizations used very peaceful rallies and attempted to use creative methods for expressing their democratic inquiries.

But they encountered the harsh responses of police and many arrested or punished. Step by step, despite all efforts, what were sometime requested by the protesters were denied by Chinese government and democratic laws were abandoned or replaced with autocratic laws based on what other Chinese regions are ruled by.

In 2020, unrest was commenced in Belarus, when Alexander Lukashenko was elected for one more time to be the first and the only president of this country after establishment of the office in this small European country.

These unrests was continued for several weeks and became a routine after several months in a weekly manner on weekends. While in each week the anti riot police behavior became more violent and more were arrested and tutored in prison. These unrests and protests continued for months without any results.

The outcome of Arabian spring that started from Tunisia and extended to Bahrain and Syria, rarely ended to establishing of democratic government or even change in behavior of the current regimes and making the autocratic rulers to become more responsive to their people.

But the question that arouse here is why these societies fail to change not their regimes, but at least their government behavior?

These are some reasons that might make sense in these cases:

  • The powerful governments with social acceptance
  • Lack of social agreement or readiness for change
  • Conservative civilians afraid of revolutionary actions
  • Violent suppression by government by anti riot police
  • Lack of agreement on post-Revolution scenarios and fear of worst situations.
  • Lack of an independent messaging system that unite the protesters and let them communicate and arrange

CEO of DoNotEdit, Health researcher and activist and University Professor. Consultant of WHO and UN and an artist.