Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Peace-it's not just for hippies anymore!

I don't know about the rest of you, But I was in a state of "shock and awe" yesterday, seeing the amazing response from all of you fellow bloggers!

I started out reading your posts and going from site to site until I visited each and every one of you. There were around 60 participants in this event and, after entertaining my family all afternoon, I went back to reading your posts until 8p.m. last night! That's a lot of peaceful writing, my friends!

It was truly inspiring to read your thoughts, watch your films, laugh at the cartoons,to know how much you care about this issue of peace, and all the other social issues that intersect peace.

Peace-it's not just for hippies anymore! We are evolving as a blogger society to see the extended destruction that war, erosion of our civil rights, and loss of faith on our government can bring to us as a society. And I hope we are evolving to the point where we are ready to commit ourselves to becoming active in our demand for a more responsive, transparent government.

We have started something amazing here as a group, as a community, we are together in a way that the conservative forces do not believe us capable of. Let's keep the momentum going and give the right something to worry about, an ORGANIZED community!

23 Comments:

At 4:47 PM, Blogger betmo said...

somebody say "hoo-rah!!!!" i agree. we need to stay focused, mobilized, and organized. we have already seen that the right can't handle anything not scripted. all aboard the peace train!

 
At 4:47 PM, Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

Oh yes, it was wonderful and empowering. I had dreaded the 4th as I just didn't feel there was anything to celebrate. This Peace Posting brought me right out of the slump and into a highly energized state. Thank you, Glenda. It was a brilliant move.

 
At 5:23 PM, Blogger Hillary For President said...

I so no what you mean. WIth a lady hillary for presidnet, their will be WORLD PIECE, END TO STARFATION, and NO MORE WARS!!!!!!!!!

Trust me that what we need is a lady Hillary Clinton in Wite House and no more NEOCONS!!!

Merci

 
At 5:41 PM, Blogger glenda said...

I really enjoyed this. I am posting a call for volunteers soon over at the peacetrain.org. Please sign up and get in line, for there is plenty for all of us to do to start mobilizing!! I'm also taking suggestions. I really, really want the blogging community to join in!

 
At 6:02 PM, Blogger John Good said...

Glenda,

Thanks for taking the lead in this effort!

 
At 7:58 PM, Blogger thepoetryman said...

Roll on Peace Train!
Roll on down the line!
You've passengers clamoring
Rolling down the line!
Roll on Peace Train!
Roll on now, roll on by!
Roll on Peace train!
Your whistle to the sky!
Roll on!
Roll on!
Roll on!
Roll on!
Roll on!

 
At 4:16 AM, Blogger Mary said...

Yes Glenda, it was truely amazing. Thank you, thank you for all your hard work.

 
At 5:10 AM, Blogger PTCruiser said...

We're with you all the way, Glenda.

 
At 9:04 AM, Blogger celticfire said...

I just finished an interview with Roxanne-Dunbar-Ortiz.

A veteran activist and scholar, the author of Blood on the Border: A Memoir of the Contra War, Outlaw Woman: A Memoir of the War Years, 1960-1975, and Red Dirt: Growing up Okie. She has played important roles in a number of movements and struggles around the world, including the women's liberation movement, the American Indian Movement (AIM), and has fought for self-determination among various people's around the world.

Her writings have appeared in numerous human rights, international law, and history journals as well as such publications Monthly Review, and on the CounterPunch website.

Check it out:

http://celticfire.blogspot.com/2006/07/interview-with-roxanne-dunbar-ortiz-by.html

 
At 9:26 AM, Blogger thepoetryman said...

celticfire,
Thanks for the linkage!

Peace.

 
At 10:00 AM, Blogger glenda said...

wow. That is so cool, cf. Be right over.

 
At 11:56 AM, Blogger Rhino-itall said...

actually peace IS just for hippies.

 
At 12:46 PM, Blogger sumo said...

It really made me feel good also...I'd like to do more with you Glenda...just say the word.

 
At 6:21 PM, Anonymous spooky said...

Is there room for disagreement and discussion in your bubble?

 
At 7:19 PM, Blogger Frederick said...

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At 7:43 PM, Blogger Changeseeker said...

I agree with Peacechick Mary. I really feel sad on July 4th usually, especially these last few years, but as a result of your posting-for-peace idea, I felt connected and positive and like I was doing something rather than just limping along and feeling left out of the festivities. Thanks for being.

 
At 2:31 AM, Blogger BZ said...

It felt good to not feel alone in wanting an end to this madness. Keep me posted on future events.

 
At 8:45 AM, Anonymous elizabeth said...

CelticFire- I will read that ASAP.

Thank you, Glenda. Thank you for your efforts, and for all that you have been doing.

 
At 12:41 PM, Blogger glenda said...

It feels good to have others who want to share this too. Elizabeth, you have been such a source of support. Thank you.

 
At 9:20 PM, Blogger Diane S. said...

Glenda,

Thank you for dreaming into being the July 4th blogging for peace program.

May Power hear Truth.

 
At 1:11 AM, Anonymous Pekka said...

As is my habit, I am way late here. I would like to point out one interestin difference between the peace movements there in the U.S. and Europe. The European peace movement wasn't, and still isn't, associated with hippies. I guess, the relatively recent disstruction of Europe was printed in the memories of the older generation.

 
At 10:13 PM, Blogger dusty said...

I for one, am very glad I participated. I found alot of wonderful blogs along the way that I didn't know existed and linked them.I am glad you had this gem of an idea Glenda..it was a great way to spend my afternoon and early evening reading the thoughts of others about a day that many miss the significance of.

 
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