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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

Saturday, January 20, 2007

You shoulda been a hippie smokin dope in the 60's

A large, angry, old white man, his face as red as his dark red shirt, confronted me at the rest stop as I was walking down the sidewalk.

"Lady" he yells. "Is that your your your *#@*@#*#@#@*truck?" he stutters. I confirm his suspicions and he tells me it is offensive.

I ask him what he finds offensive - he screams "that" motioning to the truck. I ask him if he can be more specific and he rants about how disrespectful I am to our commander in chief, our president, our Bush. He believes we should respect our leader, and support his decisions. He says I am offending him.

I say Bush is a war criminal. He attacked people who never attacked us. He's imprisioning people illegally. He's condoning torture and attacking our civil rights.

He tells me Bush had to attack them before they attacked us. I say I thought Bush attacked them because they attacked us.

He tells me again I'm offensive, I'm an American - I HAVE to support the commander in chief for god's sake!

I point out that Germans said the same thing about Hitler. He tells me it wasn't the same thing and I was comparing apples and oranges.

I ask him how so and he just sputters I was born too late - I should have been born back in the 60's so I coulda been a hippie smoking dope!