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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

Monday, January 19, 2009

Fatigues or Boas?

The military presence is HUGE in D.C., not to mention the police presence.

Squat, camouflaged hummer tanks sprawl across intersections and along the Mall; 10, 20 soldiers at a time march across sidewalks with backpacks and who knows what else dangling off their belts, and extend around doorways, driveways, metro entrances. Often two or three hooded soldiers stand barking orders: not there, get out the street, over here.

I ask you, imagine a line of soldiers in their full regalia lining up on a crowded street.

And then imagine a line of hot pink womyn lining up on a street. Who would you turn to, who would you rather have watching over you, keeping the peace?