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Work 4 Peace,Hold All Life Sacred,Eliminate Violence! This is my often neglected blog mostly about my travels across country in my mobile billboard truck as I attempt to engage in dialogue with people in hopes to wake us up and inspire action to change our country and communities and selves. And 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 and life we want

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

You don't HAVE to go! to be continued

As I walk the empty stroller against the wave of people attempting to get to the Mall at least - unless they were among the lucky thousands to snag a ticket to get up closer - I encounter many young mostly men in military gear walking about. I make it my mission to attempt to talk with as many as possible.

I approach them with the simple sentence: "Do NOT go to Afghanistan or Iraq".

Most soldiers respond with a resigned "I have no choice, I HAVE to go". Several tell me their deployment dates. My heart wrenches with each encounter.

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