Muntader al-Zaidi, Hero
Muntader al-Zaidi Hero
By Gerald, Internet Anthropologist Think Tank.
Dec 16, 2008
Muntader al-Zaidi I think is a hero because of what his actions
say about what the Arabs have learned.
He threw a shoe, Nikita Khrushchev pounded his shoe.
Both were expressing a form of Free speech.
This may signal that the Arabs have learned to be heard
they don't have to be violent.
And he knew he wouldn't be killed.
He seemed to trust the American Secret Service
wouldn't kill him for shoe throwing.
And he had some confidence that the new
Iraqi Government would not have him
As far as Arab protests go this was right on target.
He was heard world wide, and he injured no one.
This was an extreme form of Free Speech,
but they seem to be learning,
they can be heard without killing anyone.
And he has demonstrated this for all the world.
The President may have to learn to duck.
But this might suggest they are ON THE LEARNING CURVE.
His demonstration was a success and a Secret Service nightmare.
But his complaints will be investigated and heard.
The Press has already talked to his family and friends
to discover what was behind his actions.
This is what America wants from the Arabs.
And even from the Persians.
You don't have to be a violent terrorist to be heard.
Its progress, Maybe.