The neocons are getting desperate. They are losing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, public opinion has shifted strongly against them, they are implicated in bribery and influence peddling – so their response is to carpet-bomb Iraq again. Of course numerous civilians and innocents will die. They know that, and don’t care. Holding onto their power, that’s their goal. If many die or become maimed, traumatized and homeless, well, it’s not happening to them or their children, is it?
“This is what war looks like”, ANSWER LA antiwar protest, Feb. 2003.
Bobby had an eagle and a flag tattooed on his arm
Red white and blue to the bone when he landed in Kandahar
Left behind a pretty young wife and a baby girl
A stack of overdue bills and went off to save the world
Been a year now and he’s still there
Chasin’ ghosts in the thin dry air
Meanwhile back at home the finance company took his car
Just another poor boy off to fight a rich man’s war
When will we ever learn
When will we ever see
We stand up and take our turn
And keep tellin’ ourselves we’re free
From The Blue Voice
Please get involved
This weekend we will be taking to the streets to call for an end to this brutal war, and we need you there. We need you! I can’t stress this enough. Blogging is great. Signing online petitions is wonderful. But at some point “we”–the collective Left–have to get out there and let our voices really be heard. When enough of us have had enough; when enough of us take to the streets to demand change, change will happen.
Please don’t sit there waiting for the Democrats to change things. Did you happen to catch the last guy they offered us as an alternative to Bush? Thirty million people took to the streets to oppose Bush’s war in Iraq and the Democrats don’t even have the balls to offer us a candidate that is against the war.
“Power concedes nothing without demand. It never did, and it never will–Fredrick Douglas”
Please join us and demand change.
Global Days of Action, March 18-20