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This is how John U.K. described an awakening:
"An awakening is an event or occasion where great combinations and masses of fragments decide to change their experiences from one course to another. The blossoming can occur quickly and fade, or may take considerable amounts of time. The American blossoming is more the latter. The European awakening is more of the former.
The reasons for the differences are due to the constrictive nature of the society before the awakening occurs. The more constrictive the society, the more the awakening energies are held within until they explode into view. However, after the explosions, which may of course take a year or several, the fallout occurs nearly as quickly and events generally settle into a drab sort of existence. Things have changed but things have not.
For example, the French Revolution was a quick violent bloody awakening that when it was complete the common individual was in the same status as before except for various unimportant changes, for example, the poor were still poor. Their basic education and opportunity for advancement had not changed. The previous rulers were gone, but in their place were rulers of similar nature and types. A king was replaced with an emperor; Luis for Napoleon. And the common people still did not have any great say in their government.
However, the American awakening was over several decades, perhaps centuries, and through slow change, opportunities were steadily advanced to those who had not. Thomas Jefferson’s purpose was to be sure that this awakening, although slow, was given the proper direction. He could only do this by realizing that the awakening was a slow process, planning his future life for such and then in his lifetime espousing those ideals that were important for the society to understand. These concepts would have not had the same impact and force in the French Revolution, for they would have been lost in the clamor and activity.
Now, having stated these points about rapid awakenings, in the long run they produce positive results. Once given the vision of freedom and equality, even though perhaps suppressed quickly after an awakening, they linger on and slowly produce positive results.
Even though the French awakening was short, bloody and destructive, the results in your times are positive. And so it may well be in the European awakening. As noted before, these events are difficult to control and predict. Perhaps after the euphoria and elation have passed, things will return to their dismal state, but with a spark of hope an enlightenment that will provide the guidance for the future. Perhaps the situation can be controlled and focused and therefore produce a great step forward, for this seems to be the case at present. This is evidenced by the lack of conflict or bloodshed.
To awaken the individual, there is a sense of purpose and meaningfulness that becomes stirred within him/her. These insights, although basic and positive in nature, are not readily transferable into a workable and functioning society. In contrast, Thomas Jefferson capitalized upon these basic concept that had been accepted widely before and focused the attention on civil liberties.
The American awakening is still occurring. It has not stopped yet. The focus and attention is on higher ideals, such as woman’s equality, gay rights, etc.
Great movements start when large groups of society feel positive about certain ideals and concepts. Once a sufficient mass of the population is so focused from that group natural leaders will arise to catalyze the ideals. These leaders may or may not produce the best of results. If the results are positive, the movement moves rapidly on. If the results are negative, the leader is usually left behind and a second or third arises to replace them.
In other words, great movements are self-producing of leadership. They key is to create the necessary mass of popular ideals, which will then allow the movement to self-lead. It does not work in the opposite direction.
There are two ways events happen; either through physical force or political motivation. Physical force will only be effective for short brief periods of time, but political motivation of society is long term and long lasting. Even in the most decadent of societies, political motivation was the initial catalyst of change. An example is the 3rd Reich. Its leadership could not have obtained their power without popular support. Once the support was obtained, then they could enforce their power through physical pressure. This once used destroyed their popular support causing its downfall.
The world is now seeing an awakening in many parts of the world, most recently in the Middle East. There are some similarities to the French Revolution where revolts took several attempts over many, many years, but the ideas lingered and slowly produced positive results."
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