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Work 4 Peace,Hold All Life Sacred,Eliminate Violence! I am on my mobile version of the door-to-door, going town-to-town holding readings/gatherings/discussions of my book "But What Can I Do?" This is my often neglected blog mostly about my travels since 9/11 as I engage in dialogue and actions. It is froth with my opinions, insights, analyses toward that end of holding all life sacred, dismantling the empire and eliminating violence while creating the society we want all to thrive in

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

back to jacksonville & medea speaks!!!

I returned to jax or j'ville early in the wee hours this morning, slept for a few, took some time to update journals. Then i picked up Cindy Sheehan from her hotel. Cindy is yet another one of our heroes. She is a mother who has suffered the death of her child, which in and of itself, is and has always been an incomprehensible tragedy. My 101 year old grandmother, who lost her daughter many years ago when my mother was only 52, still spoke up until days before her death about how it was utterly wrong & unfathomable it is for a child to preceed her mother in death.
But cindy knows her child was killed because he was a good and honorable man who believed in serving his country so he followed a commander in chief who lied, misled, and totally used him in order to secure riches for this chief & his friends.
Cindy doesn’t like to be called brave: she says it is casey who was brave. He went into the army proud & idealistic; he went to iraq to protect us from non-existent danger; he went into battle unprotected – he was yet one more american soldier without proper armor. Cindy is here in florida, she flew in last nite, to bring her message to us, to do her part in defeating this bush regime, to insure that her son’s death will not go unheeded, and to mourn the loss of her son, a war hero who gave his life for bush’s war.We spent the afternoon talking, riding, bannering, eating, crying, and laughing together. It was way too short. Cindy agreed to pass for republican & get us tickets to go see bush on saturday. To be continued

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