Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Revolutionary IOTD (Icon Of The Day):
Remember the Tank Man from Tiananmen Square? The Frontline story aired on PBS last night. If you missed it you can watch the episode online as well as read program extras on the PBS site. It will be available online Friday evening, 4/14/06 and thereafter. It was one of the most powerful acts of defiance of power I can remember and stands as an icon of rebellion. One man blocking a column of tanks that could have literally mowed him down. It was 1989 and with all that's gone on since we may have forgotten him. But there are lessons in that story for the issues we face
today. I'm choosing him as my IOTD in place of my Revolutionary QOTD. Because, at the risk of sounding cliche, this is a picture that is truly worth a thousand words. More later....

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