Tuesday, April 24, 2007
post for peace
don't know what they official topic is at one million blogs for peace yet- but hey, i got stuff to do so i decided to write my own. there are a million reasons, afterall, to be an activist for peace. there is no defense for continuing the war in iraq and afghanistan at this point and we should be working diplomatically with the folks in the region to stop the insanity. that includes israel. at this point, it would probably be ineffectual. but that's not the point of this post. 'movin' on...'
if you take all of the lies and machinations and manipulations from the bush admin over the last 6 years and you sum them up and really think about them, there are no good reasons to have done what we did. al quaida is still out there; homeland security is a joke, and the world is more dangerous than ever before. that is why we, the people, have to work hard to show to the rest of the world that our government is not representing us. we have to take every opportunity in our daily lives to get that message out there- to fellow americans and to the rest of the world. we have a real shot at repairing our image if we can prove ourselves to a global family. the value in that- we can re-establish diplomacy.
the reason for peace? think about why there is 'terrorism' and how it is set up. anywhere in the world- here included- it is the hopeless and the disenfranchised who feel trapped in despair. why is there a hamas? a hezbollah? an al quaida? think about the fact that there are entire generations of young people being killed and the impact that will have on the world- our sciences and technology- our math and literature- our political spectrum. america has sent a generation of young people to die and to kill-- we are killing generations of young people indiscriminately- just think about the middle east for a moment. cities in ruin and their future undetermined. because of us. because of greed. we must fight for peace- and win.
lying, dying, crying
troops deployed; bombs dropped; lives lost-
our mother earth weeps
cross posted at the peace train and the peace tree