A Press Statement issued by Unity for Democracy and Justice (UDJ)
What we know from common sense and what we learn from school is that people learn from their mistakes and that, as a result, past mistakes would not be repeated. However, what we see in practice and what is enigmatic is the fact that people do not learn from history. What is even more intriguing is that, let alone from past history, people do not seem to learn from the reality that is taking place in front of their eyes. Just to cite a few recent examples, Egypt’s Mubarak did not learn from what happened to Tunisia’s Ben Ali. Libya’s Gaddafi did not learn from what happened to Mubarak. Yemen’s Ali Abdulla Saleh and Syria’s Bashar Al Assad do not seem to have learned from what happened to Gaddafi. What has become amply clear these days is that not learning from what is taking place in front of the whole world is a typical characteristic of dictators.