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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

Saturday, August 01, 2009

ALL of them! to be continued

I have a good 45 minute conversation with a 40 something older white male, tall, beer gut, aggressive, the kind I'm sure has guns and will use them, standing on the side of the road behind one of those huge trucks that often flip me off and attempt to run me off the road, yelling at me from across the road at first, but continues to dialogue as I park and get out the truck to face him on his ground, until we part, shaking hands.

He probably would have hugged at the end; but I wouldn't. He probably hasn't a clue.

I'll write more but he's from the school of "we gotta get them before they come over here and get us", which he declares about 20 minutes into conversation.

After talking for 10 minutes about that mentality - and the reality of who is going around the world "getting people", I ask him to tell me, of all the people in the world - and I sweep my hand and arm around to indicate EVERYONE - of all the people in other countries in the world, exactly how many are you willing to kill in order to prevent them from "getting us".

He does not hesitate, but his eyes slip away from mine, as he declares "all of them".

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