Real Face of War
We have decided to march every morning down Pennsylvania Ave from the house to begin the actions. The march to the capitol attracts a lot of attention. We get mostly positive responses. This morning we end up at the Rayburn building again - we are expecting lots of congress people as there is a memorial for a former congressman – we are not disappointed.
Mostly white men in multi-million dollar suits alight from cabs, limos, and private cars. They are greeted by a line of pinkers, holding these pictures of the Real Face of War.
Desiree asks them to look at the Real Face of War. She is angry. We are all angry. After these men walk thru this first line, there are more pinkers standing up on the stairs, greeting them with yet more pictures and banners. We ask these people to work today to make peace in our world.
Some of them answer. They are working for peace. One particularly obnoxious & huge white male gets out a limo & says to the first line that it’s his job to work for peace every day.
By the time he gets to me he is saying something like we can only have peace if we have a strong military. I immediately tell him, no way – we can only have war if we keep increasing weapons and soldiers. He looks at me & exclaims he didn’t say that. George Washington did!
Like that makes everything alright!
We read the Mother’s Day Proclamation again – it is so very moving & powerful. We do the action inside the building & get asked to leave. It is okay because many people have heard us. We are getting really good at it.