Yesterday i had a conversation with a wonderful, super-nice person, with deep roots in Northern California.
i pointed out that being genuinely anti-war means drawing a line in the sand, and saying, "this community refuses to participate in the killing of Iraqi and Lebanese civilians" - and following that up with action.
in this case, that would mean cutting off the electricity to the local military recruiting offices, and escorting the terrorist recruiters out of town.
this town just lost a young person to the war, to Bush-Cheney's madness.
this town has a Economics Localization project, like Willits.
i would love to participate, to contribute some hands-on engineering experience to locally generated electricity.
but not for the US military.
the response that i hear from people that claim to be anti-war is that, "one ought not to take the anti-war thing too Literally. Let's think instead about the Progress that is being made, in other areas of society".
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it is not realistic to think that the "American Left" is going to re-gain control over the nation's military.
it is out of control, it is on a killing binge, it deserves to be stopped just as surely as Mr. Hitler deserved to be stopped.
i hope someday Canada or Venezuela come to understand that they are providing fuel for the same horrors of war that we read about at cbc.ca.
i hope Canada and Venezuela realize that they have the power to stop some of America's madness. by simply choosing to channel your & their energy resources to other nations, nations which do not engage in state sponsored terrorism.