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Monday, March 02, 2009

Lest we forget

This morning as I was sipping my fresh ground coffee (basically enjoyng some of my fast evaporating rights {more on that later}), reading an article about Rick Santelli from the People's Cube (an Amendment X highly recommended parody site), I came across a picture that I had seen nearly twenty years ago. It reminds me of who really has the power in any state. He was on his way to work. He only had a briefcase and a plastic bag. I don't believe he planned his actions ahead of time, but if he did, that makes him all the more courageous. I''ll include the picture as a still and I'll also embed the You Tube video. This man did one of the most courageous things I've ever seen a human do:

My sister and brother-in-law where graduate students in IT at the U of MN in 1989. There were a number of Chinese graduate students also in the IT Dept. My sister and BiL related that the fax machines in the department were being used constantly, nearly 24 hours a day communicating with the students in Tiananmen Square in that spring of 1989.
And I'm still impressed, in awe and humbled by the courage of a single man who was willing to put his life on the line for liberty-a man that I've never met and still don't know his name.


Blogger sequel said...

The ChiComs put a bullet in that guy's skull about 2 yeas later.

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