“There’s a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious—makes you so sick at heart—that you can’t take part. You can’t even passively take part. And you’ve got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you’ve got to make it stop.”
— Mario Savio, Free Speech Movement, December, 1964
. . . .
The voices of millions are now being heard.
I give you…..today’s Ziggy:
Fine, he still isn’t wearing pants. But Rome wasn’t built in a day.
And sure, Ziggy creator had agreed to put pants on Ziggy yesterday, but maybe he needed to warm up to it. Take a few baby steps.
And today’s strip is that first step.
One small step for Ziggy, one giant leap for decency.
The “Pants on Ziggy” people’s movement has borne fruit.
And now, alongside the portraits of Moses, Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, you can put this little guy:
Power to the people.
Power to the pants.
— Stephan Pastis, “Put Pants on Ziggy” movement, December, 2009