The uprising in Sri Lanka is another reminder why leaders should fear their people

As images of protesters storming the President’s residence in Sri Lanka circulated around the world, a message spread at one of the many rallies over the past few years resonated. It was crystal clear: “People shouldn’t be afraid of their government; The government should be afraid of its people.”

The events in Colombo over the weekend clearly show what happens when citizens suddenly regain the power they possess. Such uprisings have been the recurring nightmare of every king, emperor, oligarch and dictator throughout history. Interestingly, our entire civilization is designed to keep us from noticing how easy it is to unleash this power.

https://www.independent.ie/opinion/comment/sri-lankas-uprising-is-another-reminder-of-why-leaders-should-be-afraid-of-their-people-41831740.html The uprising in Sri Lanka is another reminder why leaders should fear their people

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