For those of you who think protests don't make a diff
When I went inside, the very young white woman cashier read my shirt, “Women say ENOUGH!”. I asked her if people in her ‘town’ were saying BASTA! yet about the war.
"Heck yeah," she says – they like that 'heck yeah' here in the middle of the country I guess.
She asks me if I had been in Grinnell 'a ways back'. She's referring to a ways back when they had an anti-war demonstration. Grinnell is the next town over, maybe 20 miles away. She tells me her & her fiancée were driving thru there 'a ways back' & they saw someone hold a poster which said that we were spending over $230 million dollars EVERY DAY on this war.
“For what?,” she says, her voice & face reflecting my own despair & pain, “For what?”