For me, Tiananmen Square comes down to this moment that I still vividly remember:
I watch that man stand in front of a sixty ton tank and what I see is raw courage and the true beauty of the human spirit.
There are at least four tanks, one right behind the other (and probably several more behind those): one man, one incredibly brave human being, stopped them all with his act of defiance against brutal dictatorship.
We don’t even know who the man was. He was probably executed by the brutal regime. His act, seen by millions and maybe billions of human beings, is anonymous. And in a way that is fitting, because he represents ALL of us who defy totalitarian authority.
We think about the Tiananmen Square Massacre. How many died in the crackdown? An Orwellian State has made sure that no one will ever know. It is probably in…
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