D = R = WAR
Earlier during the last presidential campaigns, the war of ideas in party politics was bubbling hot. Its still quite hot and just under the surface.
Talk radio amplifies this dialog. Mike Savage, Rush Limbaugh, Randy Rhoades, Thom Hartmann, or Ed Shultz is between warring parties. KEX vs. KOPJ. Other radio stations are here too. KBOO too is anti war, but there are many more pro war stations
Not one god damn anti war TV station comes to mind.
Churches too play a role here in this dialog. Yes we have a lot of warrior cults a foot. The Mormon church comes fresh to mind. I do not recall it as ever standing up against a war. Perhaps once, when it figured the US government finally had it cornered in Utah and was going to really reorganize it; perhaps it did. Other pro war churches that come to mind are the Southern Baptist, Judaism, Lutherans, Methodist, Pentecostal and Catholics to name a few in the west. In the Mid East of course those of Islamic faith come to mind. And in the East, Hindus and Buddhist participate in war as well. Atheists are not exempt, but few atheist institutions come to mind that nurture the mental wounds of mass murderers.
Now I admit my brush is very broad, but very few churches in America or the world are peaceful. Quakers, Jehovah witnesses come to mind as non war religions. I know of a few Christians, Jews, and Muslims who are anti war as individuals but these institutions are not.
My point here is ideological war talk can be heard in the media, between citizens, and in churches. I debate people who think you or they can win a war. War is ripe in our culture and our State. I was born during our war against communism, which transcended and expanded to the war on poverty, war on crime, war on drugs, war on illegal immigration, and war on terror. All are bipartisan issues. D=R=War issues
All these issues are fake issues too. These issues are to distract you from your own personnel interest. To keep those who hold power (huge corporations) in power. These are corporate issues. This bipartisan war is on the poor, the blind, the mentally ill, the deaf, the un-employed, the un-educated and ultimately you.
Of coarse most Americans know this. They know there legislature passes laws against them. 1 in 136 Americans are in prison. Only 1 in three vote. So there is only one mandate. It is my good individual republican and democrats who are in denial.
The people calling for this protest are calling on local Democrats to pressure Rep. Baird and Sen. Cantwell (both of whom will speak) to support ending our occupation of Iraq. Please bring your own signs--appropriate ones. The organizers want the withdrawal of troops, and to encourage votes for peace candidates. They are not objecting to the local Democrat party.
Location: Hilton Hotel, downtown Vancouver at Esther Short Park (6th and Columbia)
For more information contact Genny Kortes, 885-4793 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Vancouver for Peace as a group has not chosen to sponsor this protest.