The John Lennon Wall is dedicated to peace and the freedom of speech.
Situated in Mala Strana in the Czech Republic's beautiful city of Prague, this once very ordinary wall has, since the 1980's been transformed, painted over and painted again and again by many thousands of people who initially defied the authorities and risked imprisonment to voice their views in their quest for personal freedoms.
John Lennon influenced and inspired the 'Velvet Revolution' which eventually led to the fall of communism in the former Czechoslovakia in 1989.
In 2011, The Protester was Time Magazine's Person of The Year.
Perhaps The Protester will, in 2012, become even more of a figure of hope.
We might even witness less greed and our world may become less punitive, more benevolent, more giving and caring.
Maybe the campaigns against world and local governments who continue to take personal freedoms away from their citizens will be won.
Maybe governments will listen to what their people want.
Maybe I'm being silly and naive again.
Welcome to my first post of this new year.
I wish you much love, peace, happiness and good health in 2012...
Sunday, January 1, 2012
John Lennon Lives On In Prague...
Posted by The Flying Tortoise at 12:01 AM
Labels: a figure of hope, freedom of speech, imagine by john lennon, john lennon, mala strana, personal freedom, prague, the john lennon wall, the protester, the velvet revolution, time magazine's person of the year
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This could be your most important post of this new year 2012. The message of personal freedoms that this wall represents needs to be heard even more clearly today, over the clamour of global governments bureaucracy and corporate greed. Hopefully your message will not fall on deaf ears.ReplyDelete
Awesome post! Imagine an entire world living in peace… John saw the beauty and inherent good in humanity. I tried to do his legacy justice and channel his world-embracing and loving energy this week with a tribute portrait inspired by his music and his passion for changing the world. You can see this new work of art in memoriam on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/12/john-lennon-just-imagine.html along with some pictures showing how I created it. See John holding the Universe in his hand and spreading his message. When you stop by, let me know how his words and music have affected your life and creativity!ReplyDelete
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