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December 7, 2022

[Two Magazine Covers]: TIME’s Person of The Year & Heroes of the Year.

TIME’s Person of The Year: President Zelensky & The Spirit of Ukraine; & Heroes of the Year: the Women of Iran.

Amen.

A comment: “It’s really touching. It goes beyond President Zelensky, who is a leader and also a symbol.

It’s really about the Ukrainian people, who he represents on the world stage, and the valiant and just fight they put up for freedom, independence, and the right to life.”

“TIME’s 2022 Person of the Year: Volodymyr Zelensky and the spirit of Ukraine.

Zelensky’s success as a wartime leader has relied on the fact that courage is contagious…It spread through Ukraine’s political leadership in the first days of the invasion, as everyone realized the President had stuck around…

Courage came to define his fellow Ukranians, too. Instead of running for their lives, many Ukrainians grabbed whatever weapons they could find and ran to defend their towns and cities against an invading force armed with tanks and attack helicopters…”

Read the article: here.

And, awomen: “The Women of Iran are TIME’s 2022 Heroes of the Year.

The movement they’re leading is educated, liberal, secular, raised on higher expectations, and desperate for normality…Their ferocious character was evident well before 22-year-old Mahsa (Jina) Amini, arrested at a metro station by the morality police who enforce the dress code, died after being held in their custody on Sept. 16, setting off the most sustained uprising in the 43-year history of the Islamic Republic.”

 

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For more, see my conversation with a brave Iranian activist.

Waylon talks with a brave caring Iranian woman about the protests & cause for basic freedoms in Iran.”

 

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