Jun 03 2009

WorldView: On This Day, Nothing Happened

Published by at 3:30 pm under Current Events,human rights,WorldView

Unless you live outside of China, in which case, you may be aware of something very tragic and very significant happening on this day 20 years ago in Tiananmen Square, Beijing.

UPDATE June 8 2009: From Change Therapy, Vancouver blogger Isabella Mori’s ideas on what it takes to stand in front of a tank.

What does it take to make a decision to stand up? How often are these decisions planned, and how often do they happen in a split second? I wonder what it was like for the tank man at Tiananmen Square. Hard to imagine that that was a deliberate, conscious decision. Most likely, he saw the situation and just walked out. Perhaps there was not even any self talk; it just happened…

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