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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

Friday, July 27, 2018

my mistake..

When my camping neighbors invited me to share a meal tonite, I assumed it was safe to accept the invitation without asking if it is organic because Jim had confided that he is an organic farmer. I thought my biggest concern was going to be confronting their christian advances.

I was spared any form of christian conversion barring the 'grace' where jesus and gawd were thanked for providing the meal - to which I merely raised my voice to add thanks to Lynn and her daughter Mya for providing the meal.

I assumed the dinner would be organic.

It wasn't.

Only the chips I brought with me to share were organic.

Needless to say I retired to my camper and ate my leftover soup.

Born Again...christians

I’m being invited for dinner by the white fundamentalist baptists camping next to me and I’ve accepted although I briefly considered turning down the invite – but just because I'm camping doesn't mean I’m not working. Earlier, walking around the campground, I was thinking how I could hold readings here or at other campgrounds and most likely reach folks I don’t normally reach.

These fellow campers are from Chippewa Massachusetts, home of monsanto – maybe the original home of monsanto. We connected earlier over my anti-monsanto mural. The father of the oldest generation there, worked for monsanto, all his co-workers died from cancer and he himself had four different kinds of cancer before alzheimer’s  took him.

They are now organic farmers! The present elder John told me another farmer camping down the road from us who asked him how in the world can grow organic, given all the super bugs attacking the crops. John said he just doesn’t grow those crops that are susceptible to the bugs that dwell here.

As they were talking to me and being friendly, I asked them if their church is progressive, assuming they must be if they are going to be open to talking. That’s when they told me they’re fundamentalists. I can’t wait to find out what they mean by that.

I hope they don’t try to convert me.