After leaving the protest and heading back to my home on the bus I ran into a young fellow asking me if I was at the rally. I told him that I had been there and told him about the people that were there. "Do you really think that everyone getting together like that is going to end the war?" he asked. This is something I have questioned, but I feel that the more we discuss and gather to oppose US policy, the more solidified the involved 'left' becomes. We talked for a bit and I found out that he was six weeks away from heading to boot camp.
Seeing all the great people together at the protest was empowering, fun, and exciting. But my trip on the bus remind me that there is much work to be done.
Much loved to all of those that showed up to the event.