In his conversation with Foreign Affairs Magazine in 1994, Singapores Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew said that there were many cultural differences between the West and the East and that the Western countries should not impose their ideas by force. In that interview, which was conducted by Fareed Zakaria, Lee Kuan Yew added that some people conclude that the Soviet demise was the result of the victory of capitalism over socialism. But he argued that it represented the triumph of democracy over dictatorship. Lee stressed that the difference between the West and the East was also about the centrality of family. He argued that Eastern societies, unlike Western ones, believe that the individual exists in the context of his family and that the family is the building brick of society. However, as an inevitable consequence of industrialisation, the family-cantered East Asian societies are also quickly moving toward self-cantered individualism and this is worrisome, according to Lee. All along his interview, Lee stressed the importance of controlling the family as he worried about the moral breakdown of Western societies due to too much democracy and too many individual rights. Consequently, according to Lee, the Western political system, with its intrusive government, is not suited to family-oriented East Asia. He rejects Westernisation while embracing modernisation and its attendant changes in lifestyle again strongly implying that democracy will not work in Asia. For this reason, the Western societies are set to face social revolution that can restore the missing balance before it is too late. Perhaps, the successive economic crises give an accurate impression about the impact of individualism with regard to public policy. Therefore, it was not surprising to see some American sociologists arguing that the root cause of the crisis is not financial or defects in laws and procedures but rather it is the moral corruption. Amid calls for creating Ethical Banking, some protest groups that have been sweeping Europe recently, raised slogan such as Lets bank the Muslim way. Certainly, this does not mean that people are looking for an alternative or that the capitalist system has failed. In fact, all societies are looking for balance and moderation being the objectives of justice to materialise. If we just look around, we will see the Arab protest movements that present some differences. For instance, in Libya, citizens live on the margin of poverty and development, whereas in Syria with a diverse society the Alawite minority rules over with authoritarianism. In the United States, one percent of the American society controls the economy. People view the West with suspicion as the West has demonstrated a high degree of double standards in dealing with the rest of the world. Though the West preaches political reform in the rest of the world, the ultimate objective has been always the quest for wealth. Some even went a bit far by suggesting that the West might be feeling nostalgia for colonization. Perhaps the militarization of the American foreign policy during the Bush administration and the already militarized foreign policy of France under Nicolas Sarkozy can be a proof of the thinking of colonization. Interestingly, Western double standards cannot be concealed. While Western leaders as well as various media outlets are delighted to see the Arab Spring unfolding, they turned a blind eye to some protest movements like Occupy Wall Street. Western protesters are opposed to the influence of big companies on decision-making and they reject the disparities in income among different social layers. They call for restoring American democracy with its human and social dimensions. Observers are asking these days whether the world will witness a revolution against injustice and political exclusion. Evidence suggests that the vigor that all societies share is directed toward justice. According to polls, Americans reject the political approach toward the Middle East. Also in the Middle East, there is a popular rejection of an American role in the region and the Israeli hegemony over the American decision-making. Equally important, a new popular perception developed and states that there is no power above the street. For this reason, the protest movements have become a source of worry for great powers. Added to this is the fact that the will of the people does not meet the Western interests. So, watch out the rage of people at a time when knowledge prospers, education gets back on track, and people are getting rid of obsolete ideas and ideologies. Arab News