This young girl will live through time, as a heroine. She still still lives, but the Taliban will probably still kill her, again.
It is time to put her on every civilized country's postage stamps. Then name plazas in her name. The U.N., if it had any integrity, would build a statue for her at its headquarters. Certainly, the Palo City council should a pass a resolution supporting her.
Only once or twice in century do we get such a presence, with such courage.
Posted by Susan, a resident of the Southgate neighborhood, on Jan 14, 2013 at 5:46 pm
"Um Susan, the MLK Plaza thing aside, it's probably because they are the PA City Council and not the UN?"
The Palo Alto city council has taken many symbolic stances over the years (remember apartheid?). Malala is low hanging fruit, a real no brainer. She will become known as a real 21st century heroine. What is our city council waiting for?
Posted by Susan, a resident of the Southgate neighborhood, on Jan 15, 2013 at 3:04 pm
MLK was a contoversial figure during his time on this earth. Black radicals were starting to call him an uncle tom. Whites were incensed due to forced busing and racism. He was also a player, outside of his marriage. He was a great orator, and he put himself out there, no doubt, but he was not a concensus opinion unanimous choice, when he was alive.
Malala is the pure thing. Why do we need to wait until she is finally, fully, killed by the Taliban, Gary? She has already earned her credit. Incredibly heroic stance that she took. She should be recognized while she is still left alive. She is not backing down, and making excuses. We should all be grabbing the tail of her comet, and be led into a better future. She is a beautiful example of opposition to the real war on women.
Why is our city council so silent? Opportunities like this don't come along very often. Malala is an incredibly inspiring choice for person of the current century, so far.