18 December 2011


Today's post is a tribute to Time Magazine's choice for their annual Person of the Year.  For 2011 the editors chose The Protestor (see image above) ~ "From the Arab Spring to Athens, from Occupy Wall Street to Moscow," it has been a monumental year for social change initiated not by political leaders or prominent public figures, but rather by ordinary people gathering together in one voice, demanding that dictators be ousted, and that corrupt holders of economic power be held accountable.  We haven't seen this much public participation in shaping our own destinies since the antiwar protests of the 1960s and 1970s.  If this trend were to continue, who knows ~ we might see the day (after bitter resistance by those in power) when government of, by, and for the people is once more a reality.  

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