I was too happy to break out of study mode and march in a "demanding truth" rally regarding the whole 9.11 thing. Being sufficiently roused after writing my final paper for my World Religion class (an article on Islam with the required theme of educating the public about Islam) and with a newly acquired piece of information that I read this morning about the Carlyle Group funding the Pakistan - India Conflict, I was ready to blow off some steam. My theme for this weeks rally: "WAR IS PROFITABLE". It is completely beyond comprehension to me that there are corporations and individuals who get rich at the expense of human life!
As we marched from the university to the federal building in the strong wind (that at times seemed to carry us along), and the bright blue sky with cottony clouds, onlookers and passersby watched and wondered what we were all about. Lots of support which I am happy to report is steadily growing each time that I am out there in the street. My favorite response this week probably was the one from an elderly man on a bike. He looked at our signs as we stood at the federal building and said: "I think it was about the oil", and then pedaled away.
The backside of this sign, originally a box for a DVD player, had a picture of a television on it. On the screen was an airplane. with a little help from photoshop i juxtaposed the two together to show what I think is interesting symbology...
It's really pretty inspiring to be out there, especially with others who are also demanding truth. Some of the group was passing out informational fliers to anyone who would take one, a way to educate and wake america up form its slumber! Sometimes I feel so enraged at the political circus that is running the show from behind the curtain, so taking that energy to the streets helps shake off some of the buildup.
Today, as I was standing out there with the nourishment of the sun on my face, I thought about what Che Guevara said regarding the true revolutionary acting from a place of Love. The universe gave me a clear sign of that truth after I left the rally and started heading for home, spotting this etching in the sidewalk.