Brazil’s history has several local incidents that we could call revolution. We can mention two most important of them: the Farroupilha Revolution, who take place on Rio Grande do Sul at the 19th century, and Constitutionalist Revolution, that happened in São Paulo in earlier 20th century. These two represented the people’s desire of freedom and self-reliance. But can we consider appropriate these revolutions? In which situations a revolution is fair or justified?
American Revolution, while the starvation caused the French Revolution. Obviously, the American Revolution was not about tea, and both revolutions are strongly related with the same core: freedom.
There is not easy to judge the events that happened recently in Egypt, Libya and Syria, or even the recent commotions in Brazil. Unluckiness, people with no good intentions could use these movements for self-promotion or other hidden agenda. Or they can resort for terrorist’s tactics, claiming that the ends justify the means. It looks like a tricky and dangerous situation. It is hard to judge a revolution, but we still judge revolutionary behavior. It is not easy to ensure an ethical revolution, due to the exposed above. However, when people decide to start a revolution, it is like a tsunami. There is no possible control. Revolutions are like an institutional chaos, because most of them came from institutional failure.