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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

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Let us remember...

... we are talking about foreclosures, about torture, about police brutality, as if these are new phenomenon and not the legally and intentionally accepted way of life in this country - from the very beginning, when the first white European set foot on this land.

We talk about Guantanamo, as we should, but how about the 25,000 to 80,000 prisoners held in solitary confinement in the u.s.? How about the U.S. Prison Industrial Complex has been enslaving black and brown people and poor white people since the 1800's, when overt slavery was allegedly 'outlawed'.

I can't stand us talking about torturing as if it is a new phenomena that started w/Bush and this recent war/invasion against Afghanistan/9/11... or about foreclosures, no health care, etc.etc.etc. as if this is something new in our country, when in reality it is newly hitting white people who thought they were immune, who thought it was okay, acceptable, even what 'those' people deserved, as long as it was happening to black and brown people... grrrr


  • At 30/12/11 12:18 PM, Blogger Am I A Lesbian? said…

    I'm glad others are starting to speak up when it comes to our policies.

    Our foreign policy.

    Our wars.

    I think it's terrible what this country is becoming.

    We need change!!

    Love your blog!!..KEEP SPREADING THE WORD!!

    Linda xoxo


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