Monday, August 22, 2005
Larger than Life
This famous picture to the left was for an "Unknown Rebel" or who was called later a Tank Man. It demonstrates the strength of a Chinese man standing against governmental tanks and eventually climbing one of them and asking the soldiers to leave his town.
Given its political signficiance (a movement against the communist government in China), this picture and video were distributed worldwide by the Associated Press and this man became a symbol of the Tiananmen Square protests.
I used to think of this man as the most courageous man ever ....
until I saw the other 2 pictures of Palestenian children throwing stones at an Israeli tank
can you even try compare the sizes of those children and the tank?
Those kids are physically smaller than the tanks but for me they are larger than life.