Thursday, October 25, 2007
Hello world. Remember the war?
Is your heart sedated? Did you forget what we were fighting for?
They didn't hide it, but I never knew.
What coordinates lie at the axis of evil?
I never knew.
I don't like it anymore than you. Do something about it. Look at sand blown pictures of foreign children that don't know what you're fighting for either. Do they look a little like your kids at home?
Think about all the money that's being spent on bandages and bullets instead of schools and hospitals. Wonder why they aren't asking you to plant a victory garden, and plant one for peace instead.
Get angry or sad. Do both. Talk about it with your friends, family, and the person standing behind you at the coffee shop.
The worst thing you can do is nothing. The most awful thing you can do is forget.
Civil Disobedience is a must in order to run a true democracy.
A little inspiration from the greats:
If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.
~Louis D. Brandeis
As long as the world shall last there will be wrongs, and if no man objected and no man rebelled, those wrongs would last forever.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
~Bishop Desmond Tutu
When leaders act contrary to conscience, we must act contrary to leaders.
~Veterans Fast for Life
If... the machine of government... is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law.
~Henry David Thoreau, On the Duty of Civil Disobediance, 1849
Show your support of peace and bringing your nieces and nephews and neighbors and children home: Transfer your feelings to action. PROTEST THE WAR in CHICAGO on SATURDAY OCTOBER 27, 1:30 @ UNION PARK! For those of you not in Chicago, there are protests commencing all over the United States!
at 12:23 PM