Horton Hears a Who!Ever feel like one of the Whos?
The book tells the story of Horton the Elephant who one day, on the fifteenth of May in the Jungle of Nool to be precise, hears a small speck of dust talking to him. It turns out the speck of dust is actually a tiny planet, home to a city called "Who-ville", inhabited by microscopic-sized inhabitants known as Whos.
The Whos ask Horton (who, though he cannot see them, is able to hear them quite well due to his extraordinary hearing) to protect them from harm, to which Horton happily obliges, proclaiming throughout the book that "a person's a person, no matter how small". In doing so he is ridiculed and nearly murdered by the other animals, such as the Wickersham Brothers and the Sour Kangaroo, in the jungle for believing in something that they are unable to see or hear.
Demand destruction - stadiumWhat does it take?
...This silent crisis receives almost no attention in the developed world media; it is certainly not on the minds of Joe Sixpack as he complains at the pump. The precarious position of millions of our fellow global citizens seems to be below the radar, not a factor to be considered at all in how movers and shakers, planners and public go about creating our future...
Sense and NonsenseNot Bomb Nor Abortion nor Even Frawg, just little old us, the underdogs.
the humanism of "Horton Hears a Who!" (Though this book, published in 1954, was a response to the atom bomb, a persistent urban legend interprets it as an anti-abortion parable, imposing a pro-life gloss on the refrain "a person's a person no matter how small.")