The Smile of Hope
This is a picture of a young girl being arrested during the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest on the Brooklyn Bridge.
The picture tells us something very important, with brutal clarity. When the police are out on the streets arresting kids for peacefully protesting political issues then we know beyond argument something is terminally rotten in America.
It tells us there is hope too, though. The spark of freedom that flickered in the middle-east during the Arab Spring is being re-ignited in America. People are waking up from the long, bad dream. They are seeing the lies and exploitation and hypocrisy all around them and saying ‘Enough’.
The battles to be fought are formidable, the forces ranged against us are frightening, but now at least we have hope that a better America, and a better world, is possible.