The Reuters Editor’s Choice picture demonstrates what I have been saying about revolution. When the army defends the corruption of politicians, there will be blood in the streets. Only when the army stands with the people will government collapse. Here we have a member of the security forces firing his gun against the people to defend the Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s government. The graffiti below him reads the truth:
“If the order is against the people your honor is to disobey.”
It will always come down to where the army stands. Government has no power if the army defends the constitution and the people against tyranny. If the army is corrupted and stands only to get their’s, then the empire crumbles to dust as what took place in Rome.