While watching events in Tunisia, Yemen, Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries our thoughts would do well to drift back to the election just completed here in the United States. It was surely less violent than what we watch on TV today, but the voice was just as angry. The People are fed up with the politics as usual.
As much as anything else, the People voted to throw out the old and try something, or someone, else. And, if the new ones do not deliver, they, too, will be thrown out. It's not Democrat versus Republican, Left versus Right. Political parties of all stripes are less and less meaningful. Citizens all over are saying: We are through with undelivered promises; through with waste; through with those who are working harder for themselves than for us.
The social networks can work just as well here in the United States as they are in the Middle East. Politicians, at every level, had better check the internet. You are being watched!