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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

Wednesday, February 07, 2007


The headlines on Monday read “U.S. threatens crushing offensive to calm Baghdad – Implementation ‘imminent’.

Oh yes, let's bomb the hell outta a city to "calm" them!

Yesterday, we sat in Armed Services Hearings listening to the Democrats ask questions of Gates as if the escalation in troops is a done deal.

Bush has asked for almost DOUBLE the obscene military budget as he asked for – and got – last year. And Gates calls reactions understandable ‘sticker shock’ – as if he’s talking about the high price of espresso’s.

I weep today. It is so clear that these men have no intention of ending this war – or any aggression in the name of U.S. opulence. One of our most reasonable, most eloquent Democrats & hopeful presidential candidate, Barack Obama, has the temerity to introduce a bill to bring our troops home in over a YEAR from now – how many deaths Obama, how many deaths????

I had a dream last night I read a headline that confirmed without a doubt that we were about to bomb Iran. I woke up this morning to see the world around blanketed by a thick, soft layer of white. It doesn’t even feel so bitter cold this morning – it does feel bitter.

I feel most bitter that the people of this country are content to allow these mostly old, white men to continue killing, hurting, torturing the people of Iraq - as long as we can have our jobs, our homes, our schools, our wonderful comfortable lifestyles.

Our fellow Americans remind me of the story when someone was taken up on a hill, shown the city below and with a sweep of the arm was offered all the riches the city had to offer. The only cost was his soul.

I feel we are being offer our lifestyle, if only we allow those men in power to war all over our world.