Posted 5 years ago on Dec. 26, 2011, 1:53 p.m. EST by infonomics
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I posted this Photoshop creation of mine for two reasons:
To recognize and celebrate an important historical moment of an OWS affiliate, the Russians, as they continue their struggle for a better life in the face of corruption and oppression.
To inspire OWS with a philosophical understanding that the status quo sometimes ends as portrayed by the photo above. The photo above was captured from the movie Nicholas and Alexandra, which was a screen version of the book by the same title. The importance of this particular photo is that it captures the very moment when Nicholas II first learns of the eventual demise of his reign; that is, he learns that his palace has been commandeered by the revolutionaries. Nicholas attempts dispatch a message that his generals should quell the uprising when he learns from the staff officer in the photo that many of his generals have defected to the revolutionaries. The expression on Nicholas's face is one of utterly disbelief. Thus, Czar Nicholas is learning for the first time that the Romanov's imperial rule over Russia, reigning from 1613 until 1917, is coming to an end, albeit he does not fully accept this fate just yet.
It can happen here, too...again. So, don't just read history, make it!
The first comment on this post makes a most salient point, so I thought I would recognize here:
We all know that the following rule was as corrupt if not more and destroyed millions of lives. Not saying that imperial rule had desired results. Just saying that change for the sake of change is of little value. Clear vision of what you want the change to be is of utmost importance. So, we overthrow the existing condition. Replace the ensuing vacuum with what? IF, it has no value, we are destine to be in a possible worse condition than we are now.
I followed with an acknowledgement by citing our founding fathers (excerpt from the Declaration of Independence):
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty (a), to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
(a) In my opinion, within the system, which, I maintain can be achieve by proposing modifications to the Constitution; for example, the implementation of a plural executive to supplant the current unitary one.