Our Troops Can Stand Down in Iraq (and Leave)...
Today, August 28th, is National Take a Stand Day
Thousands of our fellow citizens are holding candlelight vigils and Town Hall meetings in cities all over the nation today. The purpose is to remember the human cost of the invasion and occupation of Iraq and urge our members of Congress to stand up in September and end this madness.
The first rule of demonstrations is that they never have any immediate effect. Witness the fact that this criminal invasion of Iraq launched by Bush and Cheney was the first war I know of that faced mass demonstrations around the world and throughout our nation - before it started. But demonstrations have a cumulative effect. Participation in an event might distract the MSM away from the superficialities of the day toward the central issue of our times. Besides, I'm a team player. If some one tries to pull something together to give expression to my political views, I'm going to do my best to support their effort.
So, remember: demonstrations never have any effect until they do. That's why I'm planning on participating tonight. Because I found one playing in a street theatre near me. I'm thinking others can find one, too!