This picture of a young man standing in defiance of a brutal government and its tanks sent to control an unruly people is famous, and seen by almost everyone in the world circa 1989.
As with most snapshots, it fails to capture context. Well before the confrontation, the young man, now known only as “Tank Man”, set himself in the path with much time to think, to be overcome with fear, and to retreat. In the second picture, as others run and bike away, “Tank Man” can be seen in the left side of the picture as the tanks approach in the upper right.
When — not if, but when — today’s emerging U.S. Government sends drones rather than tanks and hacks into computers, tablets, smartphones, even automobile computers and bluetooth to control an unruly people — the, maybe, 25% of Americans who know liberty, love liberty, and will fight as necessary to retain liberty may well a quarter-century later have to be America’s “Tank Men”.
Will the U.S. Military fight with or against the American people?