The people have awoken. Driven by the injustices committed by those who were supposed to protect and provide for them, they can have no more of the oppression, no more of the lies. First in the Arab world, now in Latin America and Eastern Europe as well. They did not realize that the action of protesting could terminate not in change, but in its unpredictable consequence, violence.
The leaders of outside nations like Russia claim to have attempted to help these nations. This help, however, seems based in vested interests rather than in the interests of the people who started the unrest in the first place. Funny that Russia chose to militarily enter Ukraine, considering that in the case of a similar conflict in Syria, it called to remain calm. Let us not forget times when American invasions too ended in augmentations in violence overseas.
Yes, the people have awoken. Now, however, they lie perpetually awake, as they hope and pray that their efforts were not in vain.