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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, August 08, 2018

No, we can't live WITH guns...

An older white man today at the YMCA reacted to my "DISARM: Military, Police, ALL MEN" t-shirt by shaking his head and mumbling "oh people will never live with that".


What are people thinking when they say such things? How messages get twisted around in their minds and out comes something so inane, so counter to the truth.

I told him what I tell everyone who goes there: "You're so wrong. People cannot live without this."

And of course, I tell him the stats: the number of people and which people the police are murdering, men are murdering, the military is murdering - the people who are NOT living BECAUSE we have fuckin guns and the men who are willing to use them.

He smiles kinda sheepishly and says how he's never thought of it that way. Racism & misogyny - or white and male privilege, to make it more palatable for those folks...maybe