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It is time for the regular folks of this world to stand up and demand peace.

A grassroots peace movement like weíve seen before. Just peace. Period. Peace.

"I would like to see every single soldier on every single side, just take off your helmet, unbuckle your kit, lay down your rifle, and set down at the side of some shady lane, and say, nope, I aint a gonna kill nobody. Plenty of rich folks wants to fight. Give them the guns."
Woody Guthrie

A pacifist progressive voice.

A question about War by a long-standing member of the Pacifist, progressive left.

I'm 73 years old. There is not, or has not been, a war that I've supported since I've been alive. Here's my question: how can one support a war that one is not willing to fight in or play a supporting roll in. If you are a vet of foreign war then you've exhibited your support for this method of change, but I'm referring to people like myself, who have never participated, or intended to participate, in the military lifestyle. This seems a bit insincere to me. Killing is an extremely personal undertaking, not an act that should be considered because someone else thinks it's a good idea, or for any reason one does not fully understand. As we see in returning vets, taking life is a crushing weight for young healthy minds to bare. Every potential warrior should be educated about the ramifications of, and given time to consider, what he/she might be asked to do.

This is what I find a unsettling about this astro-trucker clusterf..k:

Why canít the forces of voting rights muster the same enthusiasm and powers of mobilization as these astroturfing anti maskers?

This kind of energy can also be directed into positive direct actions and civil disobedience, yet, there isnít a will or a spark, or even any organizational attempts being made as far as I can tell.

The ignorant disregard for facts and disrespect for otherís wellbeing make me cringe, but the determination gathered behind their misguided convictions is noteworthy.
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