Every time I see someone holding a globe in their hand such as this one, I start to wonder what it symbolizes. Is it a representation of man’s greatest victory – colonizing our planet, or does it symbolize our responsibility to protect what we’ve been given?
One one hand, I can’t help but think that maybe it means that “Mother Earth” is trying to protect her baby planet in presenting this small scale earth as a fragile possession, like it’s our keepsake. In nearly every picture like this in existence, it’s always smooth feminine hands holding the globe, I mean, have you ever seen hairy gorilla-man hands holding a globe like this?
On the other hand, every time I see a globe like this, it’s sectioned off into our countries, states, and territories and is labeled with our names for things. It’s almost like a showcase trophy of man’s greatest victory: conquering planet earth. We’ve claimed these areas of land as man’s possessions just by the existence of a labeled map or globe. So here’s a question for you to answer, all who view my blog: