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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, August 02, 2018

This morning's brief opportunity

Pulling into Whole Foods in Pittsburgh, three white men ascend upon me with different directions, all talking at the same time.

Two are old, one skinny, one fat, one younger buff fellow.

They all end up on my truck's anti-monsanto side. One talks about how he despises GMO food and before he goes out to eat, he calls a restaurant - actually he calls all the restaurants in town - and asks them if they serve GMO food!

I applaud and encourage his action. He asks us when we are going to label GMO food, which leads us into a discussion of why label, why not BAN GMO food. Other countries have done it, so can we.

The buff man wants to know if I isn't it enough I text and email, blog and facebook? I have to instadance also?

He turns out to be committed to healthy living and wants to record me talking about monsanto, gmo's and eating healthy in 15 second sound bytes.

REALLY? I do try - and as always, I'm now thinking what I COULD have said, which is only good for what I will say for the next time. If I can speak in 7 second sound bytes for tv, surely I can do 15 second sound bytes.

I get to tell all the guys about the Grannies Respond caravan, which no one has heard of - UFB. But they all heard about refugee children being separated from parents and incarcerated.

THIS state - Pennsylvania - has one of the 3 such prisons in the nation. 3 so far - u know tRump et al are negotiating the building of several more... I encourage them to go to Reading and stand outside Berg until it is shut down. The all nod slowly and say "maybe I will!"

I'm glad I'm wearing my "Abolish Prison" tshirt this a.m.

We CAN'T disrupt OUR lives.....

I'm kinda TIRED of the horrified hand-over-the heart-while-stating-as-if-fact "we can't disrupt our lives" whine while we benefit off the disruption of the lives of others. Our u.s.ofa. lives are SOOOOOOOO important and necessary to our 'survival' - i.e. the survival of our lifeSTYLE - we can't begin to consider 'sacrificing' that lifeSTYLE in order to end the u.s.ofa. disruption of the lives of others: i.e. those less deserving of this lifestyle here in this country while their less-deserving entire lives face DESTRUCTION let alone disruption.

Then when those who have no choice whether to disrupt their lives or not, when they escape our bombs, our weapons placed into the hands of men we've trained how to kill their neighbor, our corporations land and resource grab, then when they walk or bus or train or stumble through unimaginable hardship and danger, when they finally arrive at our borders believing the welcomed "huddled masses yearning to breathe free" propaganda, they get put in jail, their children get taken from them, disappeared, incarcerated INFUCKINCARCERATED!

And when I say those of us who see the horror and terror in this, those of us who are compelled to act, we need to be at every single 'detention' prison, every border, every ICE or INS or border patrol office or station or headquarters - and committed to STAY THERE until this policy of snatching children from their mothers and of incarcerating asylum seekers has been demolished and all the money for those horrific cruel agencies put into providing for the needs of these 'disrupted' human beings.

When I say a protest, a march, a caravan is a BEGINNING - an awesome beginning, but a mere beginning - I'm told I can't expect 'us' to 'disrupt' our own lives....