It’s allegedly based on some “ancient African proverb,” which means that
b) it completely contradicts the horrid reality on the ground in Africa — the last place from which we should be adopting “proverbs.”
Especially proverbs about “power” — this sculpture doesn’t illustrate the Big Man phenomenon terribly well, does it?
PS: The comments at Hillbuzz are fun. It’s refreshing watching liberal gay guys diss the liberal black guy.