Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Outside the Hall, Photo Courtesy of Karen Katz
Normally, I do not expect to discuss politics here. That's not to say that I don't have opinions, or am unaware of what is going on, I most certainly am (just ask Doug, he hears my daily rants), but I just feel that so many others are able to more clearly and coherently discuss politics than I can.
However, today I make an exception. On Sunday I participated in a peace march and rally held in our small town to commemorate the third anniversary of the beginning of this inexplicable war that our lying, greedy, insensitive president and administration has led us into. I am not a sign carrying, chanting type of girl but I will support a demonstration that I feel strongly about and this war, uh, invasion definitely qualifies. Our friend and neighbor, Adrian, was one of the organizers and I also wanted to support his efforts. There was a great turnout, at least 300 people (pretty good for such a small community), adults, children, and media alike. We marched down Main Street and then gathered in a local hall for speeches, songs and performances by local citizens. Everyone who spoke was very passionate and knowledgeable about this action by our government and spoke of our dependence on oil, the importance of protest, and the tragic loss of nearly 40,000 and perhaps more, Iraqis and 2,318 of our strong, beautiful young men and women that have been sent to die. Sent to die not for our freedom, but so Bush, Cheney and crew can gain more wealth, so our civil rights can be taken away, so we can continue along happily consuming 25% of the world's oil.
Tomorrow I will go back to writing about my frivolous life as a mother, wife and artist. But I am also going to get more involved, starting with writing letters to senators, representatives, and most importantly, to our stupid ass president. Just so you know.
We should all be standing up for what is right.