We are still at war!
We can't go on meeting like this!
One of the greatest aspects of returning to El Paso was reuniting with our beloved friends at the weekly Friday noon peace vigil, right on the corner of the Federal and the County courthouses in downtown El Paso.
For me, it was also a blogger meet-up with Dada of Dada's Dally (the blog from which I "borrowed" the photo on the right.
We've been fighting in Iraq now longer than we fought in WWI and WWII combined!
We have destroyed
- treasures of the human family
- our image in the world
- the infrastructure of two nations
- the lives of millions of people: dead, grieving, homeless, displaced, walking wounded, and the no-longer-walking wounded
And what have we gained?
I'm happy that people are faithfully and publicly protesting our nation's aggressive, violent actions and that I can be one of them. If you are unable
- to serve prison time for conscientious objection,
- refuse to pay war tax,
- march in the streets,
- stand on a corner,
- sign a petition,
- write your congressperson
You may always regret your silence if you do not.