Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A 1948 Cartoon about Isms for Occupiers of Today

-Ism's in my opinion are not good. A person should not believe in an -ism, he should believe in himself. ~Ferris Bueller in Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

The Occupiers of Atlanta has been evicted peacefully but with some arrests. I see them as anarchists mostly and anti-capitalists definitely, but without foresight in understanding what kind of system would evolve from what they think they want. This cartoon, created in 1948, has a message for them...and for us all.

The protesters kind of remind me of Ferris Bueller, who skipped school to enjoy the freedom, but the difference is that he was not thinking of trying to change the world nor bring down our monetary system, he just wanted a break and then he would take on the responsibilities of a maturing person: In other words, even he understood that he would have to go back home and grow up navigating his life on the sea of the personal freedoms we all enjoy.

~ My Lord, please help people to see and change the course of this country so that we stop exchanging our freedom for entitlements, for one day we could lose our freedom of worshiping You. ~

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