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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

Friday, October 07, 2016

Speedco and Eloy

I'm surprised it is so hot here, close to 90 degrees! grrrrr. I travel through Phoenix rush hour traffic and feel like not one person is reading the back of my truck. I wonder if I should take some of the sentences out and just have 3 or 4 of the best ones.

I am going to participate in the Puente and SOAW (School of Americas Watch) action today in Eloy Arizona, which I find out was 'established' in 1949 according to the first sign on the 'city' limits, but another sign 'downtown' on Main Street says 1909, 1900 feet above sea level, in the middle of the desert between Phoenix and Tucson.

I stopped to get my oil changed and not one of the all male, mostly white workers engaged in conversation with me. They all found reasons though to walk around the truck and read my messages but I think they are most perturbed by the "Disarm: Military, Police, All Men"...hahaha. I say to the air how difficult it is to visualize a country without guns.

Of course, someone pipes up and says they can use other weapons, like knives and billy clubs. hmmmm

When I pull out of the bay and park, one of the 2 brown men standing inside the bay, reads each line in a booming voice - some lines he reads twice. No commentary from anyone - except me. I say I'm quoting USA Today and ask if anyone is familiar with that newspaper. They all nod knowingly but unknowing USA Today took a position against rump.

I think that's the best I'm gonna do here. There's that fine line between engaging white males that are going to work on my truck or just hoping to get out with quality service.

I think they did a good job - we'll see.


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