If the power of symbolic acts in front of a TV camera had yet to be proven, throwing a shoe at George Bush is a perfect illustration of that. Then, add the efficiency of the web to spread such images and you’ll have a global communication phenomenon.
Without judging the act in itself, we have to recognize its « resonance energy » in the perspective of George W. Bush’s action in eight years in the Arab world and beyond… It must be sad for the almost former president of the USA to be remembered for his ability to dodge :-) rather than his ability to make the world better…
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