Friday, April 20

George Clooney is Civilly Active

"Run for office? No. I've slept with too many women, I've done too many drugs, and I've been to too many parties." – George Clooney

Whether you like his politics you can't dispute that he is an activist for his causes. George Clooney spends his time and money working hard to make the world a better place. He speaks out when he doesn't agree with what is going on. He puts his personal career and reputation on the line and often stares down the world's leaders.

I recently got an iPad and began downloading information from various places about activism. I discovered the magic of reading iBooks from the iTunes Store. One book that was worth the read was "Peaceful Protests" by Michael Douglas Carlin. He captures the essence of activism that gives power to the people through protests. Book doesn't really describe the experience as this is a full blown multi-media experience. There are videos and slide shows about protesting. The final article talks about the culture of protest in America and really captures the essence of why America is great. George Clooney is a tremendous example of living up to the founding father's culture of protest.

Clooney spends his spare time visiting the nethermost places where wars and famines have swept people from their homes and into camps. He gives them hope and fights for those with no ability to fight for themselves. What impresses me most is that every time Clooney speaks about causes he encourages people everywhere to protest peacefully. I have never heard any call to violence come from his lips.

With the government at a stand-still we must all work hard to end the stalemate. The people must follow the example of George Clooney and hold our civic leaders accountable for their votes on each and every bill. We have so many tools to keep us connected and working hard to get involved in the issues is what is going to make the difference.

George Clooney – like many of us may not be able to run for office but that doesn't stop him and all of us from getting involved in shaping the discussion. My iPad has become a valuable tool to keep me engaged. I take it with me everywhere and I remain connected to the causes I believe in.