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August 31, 2007

You’ve gotta start somewhere!

Filed under: Advice, Democracy Now, GWOT, iraq, people power, Politics, protest, war — t4toby @ 9:49 am

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Here is a place to start.

h/t to Clapso

Check out Clapso’s blog. He is angry, and rightly so. I’m angry too, but I often feel powerless to stop the runaway train that our political structure.

It’s like the Baby Steps. You have to start somewhere small to accomplish something big.

Even the tiniest grains of sand can stop a mighty machine if enough of them get in the works.

I heard this quote attributed to Gandhi, but cannot verify that attribution. This is the plan, the essence of how where going to get out of this mess.

Attrition: 3 : the act of weakening or exhausting by constant harassment, abuse, or attack

(Hanx, Merriam-Webster)

I would define attrition as the act of weakening by tiny but relentless action.

So the Iraq Moratorium seems like a good first step for those of us who are paralyzed with inaction. So if you see people wearing the armbands on the third Friday of the month, say hello to them. Reach out. Alone, we are a voice in the dark. Together…

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2 Comments »

  1. Yes! We are the grains of sand that will slowly, a bit at a time, bring the military industrial complex machine to a grinding halt!

    Thanks for the link…

    The scientifically impossible I do right away
    The spiritually miraculous takes a bit longer

    Comment by ClapSo — August 31, 2007 @ 1:55 pm

  2. I think we should unleash armies of head lice on the Bush administration and all the arms dealers.

    Comment by CognitiveD — August 31, 2007 @ 2:59 pm


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