I really don’t know what else to say. It is truly impossible for me to imagine what it must of been like to live under the thumb of a brutal dictatorship protected by a vast system of oppression. The terror of living in that world.
These people who risked everything, including their lives, to change their world, and our world, are heroes. They were ordinary people doing extraordinary things and becoming transformed.
I am not sure that I would have had their nerve. I try to imagine getting up in the morning and going to a rally, not sure I would live to come home again – and I can’t. Imagine, then, getting to the rally and seeing main battle tanks – as big as small houses – and knowing that they might turn on you. And staying and then doing it the next day and the next.
Martin Luther King was right The arc of history bends towards justice.