The place to be tomorrow is our nation’s capital for the “Massive March, Rally & Festival” to End the War on Iraq.
I can’t even count the number of these protests I’ve been to in DC, but I’m really looking forward to this one. We’re not only clearly losing the war at this point, now they’re losing the public relations battle too. First Cindy Sheehan, and then Hurricane Katrina. Americans are waking up to the fact that the Bush administration has been working hard to make us less safe in every way. They have given the world new reasons to hate us, at the same time they debilitate our ability to understand and solve national and global problems. They decimate the environment and spend fuel as fast as they can. I still wonder how I will explain this era in American history to my children, except to say that I objected fiercely and did everything I could to change it.
Whew, I didn’t know that rant was there! Anyway, democracy depends on giving voice to our dissent, in the streets if neccesary. If you know what’s good for you, you’ll be there too. Meet me at the southeast corner of Constitution and 17th at noon to join the massive North Carolina contingent who will be raising hell something like this:
… puppet art, NC’s Cakalak Thunder drum corps, marching bands, dance troupes, radical cheerleaders, choirs and other performance arts groups to bring southern flavor to the March. We will express out politics with lively, engaging and inspiring performance and art.
And just this week I learned of the Operation Ceasefire concert going on after the march, featuring a few of my favorite bands, like Le Tigre and The Coup.
Bonus: Saturday is also the 35th birthday of the love of my life. I can’t think of a better way to spend it.