Flash mobs used to be innocent little dance numbers. Now they’re a way to go viral with a message and raise awareness about democratically-inspired revolutions.
Syrian-Canadians in Mississauga (near Toronto) took their campaign to the center of one of the area’s largest shopping malls to express solidarity with protesters demanding an end to Bashar al-Assad’s regime.
Woop Woop. This is a raid by the ministry of fun. RE-RE. Reports are rampant of citizens taking large amounts of pleasure in sights and sounds not approved by the authority of the state. Everyone please step away from the truth and eye-opening amusement. We will now run a series of tests so that your conformity and apathy can be properly verified.
One flash mob does not a trend make, but consider this AND the concurrent release of a new music video in support of the revolution in Egypt (and the OWS protests) by American pop star Miley Cyrus.
But what does it all mean? I’m not entirely sure, but let’s just go with it.