Monday, December 2, 2013

Billboard thoughts

Passed this billboard on the way to work this morning.

Isn't it from some conservative organization? Who knows.

Why did they put up this billboard? How are they asking me to think and behave like Nelson Mandela? Do they want me to go to prison for 30 years in defiance of my government and then return to lead the people? Or is he a symbol?

What would be this moment's cultural equivalent of Nelson Mandela? What would it be like if a portion of us behaved like Nelson Mandela? Is that what Occupy was? Where did that energy go? What's next?

Will getting health care for all be remembered as Obama's space program? Isn't it a logical step towards wellness for all? How can we return to wholeness/planetary awareness?

1 comment:

I'm principal of a said...

Talked to my brother about Mandela this morning. For him, it was Mandela's embodiment of love and forgiveness after 27 years of unjust imprisonment that really made an impact. Shaking the hand of every one of the guards as he left. Healing, making whole.