act with honour

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break the web

people power

beats the spin

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This haiku shares images of two recent people power protests in Melbourne Australia that my wife Jill and I participated in . What was happening in these images happens around the world, sometimes involving tragedy for participants if they are in quasi democratic or dictatorial  countries.

When governments cross the line in the sand through their governing, people power has to drag them back, in both instances seen here we did  to some extent. The ballot box is where all people who can vote should vote and vote wisely for their future. That is unless men with machine guns stand beside the ballot boxes. Then people have to………….

To really understand the background of this haiku I invite you to visit a page sharing wisdom and advice recently posted by Al the Author in the UK. https://altheauthor.wordpress.com/2016/02/23/haiku-spider/

 

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2 thoughts on “act with honour

  1. Yes, to people power in peaceful protests. We in the USA have had so much violence in protests, I tend to feel negative. However, I know in my head that it is the violent protests who get the news. Maybe there are peaceful protests here and I don’t hear much about them. We lean toward giving positive reinforcement to the violent by popularizing them. Too bad.

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    1. Great to read your supportive comments Oneta. Most protests in Australia are peaceful but usually vastly numbered down by the authorities!! There are occasional ones with a bit of violence and they are always by racists/ bigots etc who are counter rallied by opponents who outnumber them and yell down the intolerances so the racists etc in turn get violent.

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