Time names “The protestor” as 2011 person of the year

“Is there a global tipping point for frustration? Everywhere, it seems, people said they’d had enough,” Time Editor Rick Stengel said in a statement. “They dissented; they demanded; they did not despair, even when the answers came back in a cloud of tear gas or a hail of bullets. They literally embodied the idea that individual action can bring collective, colossal change.”

From the uprisings that rocked the Arab world to the protests in Greece and other European nations to the Occupy Wall Street movement that spanned the globe, the magazine’s pick seems a likely choice.

Hopefully 2012 will continue to be a year of restoring democracy, the rule of law and power to the people. Here is the direct link.

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2 Responses to Time names “The protestor” as 2011 person of the year

  1. Robert says:

    I don’t consider the overthrow of dictatorial middle eastern regimes by even more oppressive Islamist regimes dedicated to instituting Sharia to have have any connection to legitimate protestors such as the Tea Party Movement dedicated to preserving individual liberty, property rights, and rule of law. Time magazine has no credibility and is simply another organ of the marxist dominated Democratic Party dedicated to overthrowing the American Revolution and returning to a heavy handed authoritarian model.

  2. peter says:

    It is interesting that dissenters are “allowed” to voice their opinions by “occupying” places in “non-western” democracies (Egypt,…), but in Western democracies (Canada and the USA) spurious mechanisms and laws were used to dismantle these movements!

    Freedom of thought? Here? Really?

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