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Work 4 Peace,Hold All Life Sacred,Eliminate Violence! I am on my mobile version of the door-to-door, going town-to-town holding readings/gatherings/discussions of my book "But What Can I Do?" This is my often neglected blog mostly about my travels since 9/11 as I engage in dialogue and actions. It is steaming with my opinions, insights, analyses toward that end of holding all life sacred, dismantling the empire and eliminating violence while creating the society we want ALL to thrive in

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

xxx Bush IS "stupid" enough NOT - WE are privileged enough...

i don't believe the problem is bush is stupid enough to do anything - i believe the problem is we the people of the united states are 'privileged' enough to not stop our lives (busy getting all the material things that are made possible due to bush's wars) and put all our energy into stopping this war & preventing the next war.
the bottom line for me is that bush - and all his criminal pals - could not do one thing without our compliance.
which is why i beg all of us, to stop our lives for one little month, go to d.c., surround congress, demand they end war. it might even take less time if there are enough of us! together we WILL end this war

i know we are all on the same page & our hearts are definitely in the right place.
when the women from iraq came to speak with us, one of the most glaring, most painful things we were made immediately aware of is that we indeed have that 'luxury' of choosing to stop our daily lives, that privilege we choose every day to NOT put our daily lives on hold - even though our refusal is causing the death & destruction of much life on our planet, especially in iraq right now.
these women spoke about their daily lives - they had no choice whether they wanted to stop or put on hold.
again, i urge us to SERIOUSLY consider what it would really, really cost us to put on lives on hold for a month. and at the same time to SERIOUSLY consider what we are really willing to sacrifice to bring peace to our country & our world. because, contrary to what bush says, i do believe it will take great sacrifice on each of our parts to really end this war - and prevent the next one.
fran, i just can't let this point go - but hopefully, that's my 2 cents for awhile. peace & love, (and hope to see you all in d.c.!!!!) sam