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These are the mad musings of a middle aged woman, dyke, nurse, poet. I have a dog, a cat, a mobile home, and delusions of grandeur.

Location: California, United States

Monday, January 23, 2006

Just Say No!

Checking in at Truthout this morning, I found an article by Cindy Sheehan about Matriotism. Ms. Sheehan says:

"A Matriot loves his/her country but does not buy into the exploitive phrase of "My country right or wrong." (As Chesterton said, that's like saying, "My mother, drunk or sober.") A Matriot knows that her country can do a lot of things right, especially when the government is not involved. For example, I know of no other citizens of any country who are more personally generous than those of America. However, a Matriot also knows that when her country is wrong, it can be responsible for murdering thouands upon thousands of innocent and unsuspecting humans. A true Matriot would never drop an atomic bomb or bombs filled with white phosphorous, carpet-bomb cities and villages, or control drones from thousands of miles away to kill innocent men, women and children."

Sheehan mentions Code Pink, something I had heard of but forgotten.

From their mission statement:

CODEPINK is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end the war in Iraq, stop new wars, and redirect our resources into healthcare, education and other life-affirming activities. CODEPINK rejects the Bush administration's fear-based politics that justify violence, and instead calls for policies based on compassion, kindness and a commitment to international law. With an emphasis on joy and humor, CODEPINK women and men seek to activate, amplify and inspire a community of peacemakers through creative campaigns and a commitment to non-violence.

Visit www.womensaynotowar.org to support the cause.

Kinja, the weblog guide


Blogger ~ nellenelle said...

I'm gearing up for a rant on the religious right and war, but have to be in the right mood...

this is so much more worthy, Pam.

I get really annoyed when comments are made about Cindy, like she somehow is disgracing her child. Far from it, she honours his memory in the most noble of ways.

7:21 PM PST  

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