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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

Monday, September 06, 2004

'what is christian re:bush' day 2 - west virginia

on our way to justice, we drove into a small town that had large, old brick buildings looming on either side of the 2 laned road. most of the buildings were deserted storefronts, and except for a few folks lounging on the streets and an old truck parked here or there, the town looked deserted & desolate. but we saw a county clerk's office!!! so we found a park in a small hilly lot squeezed between an old bridge & a brick building. as we parked, the folks who were around, stared. as we tried to address one middle-aged white womon, she hurried back into her vehicle.
as rae went into the clerk's office to pick up voter reg forms (i had on my pink slip bush t-shirt so i thought i'd wait outside in case they had a partisan problem!) a white womon in her 60's was also standing on the side walk a few storefronts down. she was totally against bush, calling him a 'mean, little man'. she was also a christian & agreed to be videoed so as soon as rae appeared w/the forms, we began - again, i'll let the video speak for her but suffice it to say she was an extreme anti-abortionist but just as extreme proponent for ending the war.
to be continued