Episode 6 – Story 5
‘Goddess Of Democracy’ – Length 1:43
The car park at the back of Exodus has played host to the Dalai Lama and the homeless for Christmas lunch. Now it has a new guest. A replica of the Goddess of Democracy from the 1979 Tiananmen Square student revolution.
“Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.”
– Franklin D. Roosevelt
“If we desire a society of peace, then we cannot achieve such a society through violence. If we desire a society without discrimination, then we must not discriminate against anyone in the process of building this society. If we desire a society that is democratic, then democracy must become a means as well as an end”
– Bayard Rustin
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