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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, September 11, 2019

What ever happened to Ohio???

Entering Ohio, it is very distressing to see the wealthy and/or non-thinking amerikkkans that are STILL not ashamed to put out their tRump/pence signs but the worse is the gadzillion flags still flying, I'm thinking, left over from July 4th? Is that possible?

Then I see the ones hanging on tall posts flying at half-mast and I'm thinking, I am in Ohio, Youngstown, not Dayton, but still. Could the Ohio attention span for grief last this long?

Then it occurs to me it's the 11th of September and I hear my grandmother's 99 year old authoritative voice directing me to grab the children and run, leave the country as fast as I can! She knew it was happening again, the nationalistic fervor echoing that of Hitler's Germany.

Obviously I didn't leave the country but now I'm thinking about the wisdom of being in Ohio, as regressive as this state has become, as anti-womyn, anti-mother earth, anti-men of color. But Ohio doesn't stand alone, rather has a LOT of company.