Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Escalate the People's Power

(Give it a chance to buffer...)


Mother, Mother
There's far too many of you crying
Brother, brother
There's far too many of you dying
We've got to find a way
To bring some lovin here today

Father, father
We don't need to escalate
War is not the answer
Only love can conquer hate
We've got to find a way
To bring some lovin here today

~Joe Cocker


On Point: The Antiwar Movement Today
Interesting discussion of the anti-war movement today and escalation in Iraq.
"There's a growing sense of the need for active resistance in addition to what obviously was very important political initiative around the last election. But I think there's a great need for people on the streets, for members of our churches to give much more prominent voice to their resistance to this war and to the current strategy and indeed to the whole response to September 11 which, in my mind, has been a very clever manipulation of fear and the creation of the notion of an axis of evil over against which the United States is a unilateral responder. And I think that's done great mischief and raises profound moral questions that the church and many other civil society organizations need to confront." Rev. John H. Thomas


The power to dream / to rule
to wrestle the world from fools
it's decreed the people rule
it's decreed the people rule
I believe everything we dream
can come to pass through our union
we can turn the world around
we can turn the earth's revolution
we have the power
People have the power ...

~Patti Smith

The People Have the Power.
Let it Surge.

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