Friday, February 22, 2008

[Iraq] Sick of It - March 19th

Found on the Alt2War website:

Sick Of It Day is a day for everybody who is SICK OF THE LIES, SICK OF THE CORRUPTION, SICK OF THE WAR to make their statement in a way it will really count—CALL IN SICK on March 19, the 5th anniversary of the Iraq invasion!

In our own Declaration of Independence, it says, “Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…”

Calling in sick on March 19, “Sick Of It Day” is a powerful way for every one of us to withdraw our consent from a government that continues an immoral, illegal and SICK war.

Join us! Call in sick! Withdraw your consent! Stop the war!

I am beginning to think that it's more effective, more attention-getting, more "out there" to simply participate in local, state and federal government and use those platforms to lobby against the war than it is to protest outside official changes.

This is a new opinion for me, and it seems pretty counterintuitive. Who knows - people are pretty good at ignoring folks standing on the street these days. It seems like news of anti-war folks simply changing policy by taking over official channels would be more shocking than another protest in front of the federal courthouse or local recruiting center or whatever.


Tuesday, February 19, 2008

[xkcd] Best. Comic. Ever.

Oh, it rings so true... like it was made for me.

... the point being, of course, that it doesn't matter that someone is wrong on the Internet.

Or, anyway, that it shouldn't. Certainly it's not worth not going to bed over.

And yet...

[bz] Because I Am Feeling Uninspired and Because All Five Readers of This Blog Should See This

Found here.

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