Thursday, December 28, 2006

Man of the Year

No, it's not me. Or "You." It's not Time Magazine's Man of the Year at all.

Over at One Angry Christian (HT: Hugh Hewitt), the Man of the Year is this courageous Iranian student.

Here in the US, protesting students feel brave. They yell about the Nazi jackboots about to swoop down on peace-lovers and rip their First Amendment rights to shreds, but nothing happens to them. No Nazis. No boots. No jail time--unless they break the law.

In Iran, though, the student's life is now in jeopardy. He knew it would be, even before he held up the sign. He knew, even before he made the sign. And still he made the sign, and he held it up in front of President Ahmadinejad.

His courage is the equal of the man in Tiananman Square.

One Angry Christian is right, and Time Magazine is dead wrong. The Iranian student is the right choice for Man of the Year.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

...Here in the US, protesting students feel brave...

I felt the same way about the guys who fled the draft for Canada back in the 60's... Somehow they were brave? "Brave" should have been used only to describe those boys who obeyed the law and served their country.

And "brave" certainly describes these Iranian students who are now forced to hide.

Great post.