Saturday, January 7, 2006

All We are Saying...Is Give Peace a Chance

John Prine is on my stereo singing...

"Your flag decal won't get you into heaven anymore

It's already over crowded

From your dirty llittle war

Jesus dont' like killin'

No matter what the reason's for

So your flag decal wont' get you into heaven anymore"

He wrote that song during the Viet Nam days....

Kinda chilling to hear it again.

We went to an anti-war rally today.

I was surprised by two things...

The only people there under 30 were the rosy-cheeked toddlers playing with balloons.

Wouldn't you think the ones who are of an age to go to war might be more interested?

In our mostly conservative town that always elects Republicans in national elections, we only got yelled at twice by passing motorists!

Mostly we got smiles, waves and peace signs.

Maybe the tide is turning.....

or maybe it's just that southern inclination to smile and wave when you pass someone.....

11 comments:

lv2trnscrb said...

interesting thought.......it was good to see a picture of you and your husband.

betty

b4i8clover said...

That takes us back ... the only under-30s were toddlers? How inexpressibly sad how apathy has spread. It is not a comforting thought.
Bon & Mal

karebear4x4 said...

Great pics!    wish i could have been there!~kbear

lurkynat said...

hugs Marti
natalie

sanforized6 said...

John Prine!! Right on!!

I've noticed that around here too. The kids that are gonna have to go, don't seem to be very active. I think it's got a lot to do with our terrible education system. Very few of them seem to be able to THINK !!

Thanx for the pics and doing your thing! rich

ccancu said...

Good point . . .  young people had better start making some noise unless they want to end up with their lives on the line for this trumped up war.

I am SO sorry for the families that have lost their beloved children to another war that makes NO sense!

Way to go, Marti!  HUGZZZ . . .
                                          Cyndy

demandnlilchit said...

It's good to have passions, isn't it? I have a plaque on my bathroom wall, you know the place, where it's yours and only yours and the click on the lock sends a wave of tranquility over you?? Well, it's where I keep things in view that I need to keep close to my heart, mass cards, parenting quotes and the one that get's top billing on the wall is "IMAGINE." Lennon made that such a powerful world in his legacy left here on earth.

bosoxblue6993w said...

i love that line from john prine:  "THERE'S A HOLE IN DADDY'S ARM WHERE ALL THE MONEY GOES"

kudos for taking a stand.

alphawoman1 said...

Love John Prine. I recall going to a protest rally  against  Desert Storm and having our pictures taken! I could not believe it. Guess I am some black list somewhere.

anarchitek said...

I haven't heard John Prine in too long, now!  I loved his wry take on thing, sort of like a '70;s Phil Ochsm another excellent protest singer.  Perhaps some of today's artists will step up to the mike and deliver their take on the current state of dissarray in National affairs.  I won't hold my breath.   It was good to hear you expressed your feelings.  I wish fewer people we bedazzled by the pomp and circumstance of rampant nationalism masquerading as patriotism.  Bruce

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