Peace: For What it’s Worth

Ok. OPOL inspired me to give it a try so I  gathered some of my personal photos from years of covering peace protests along with some music I recorded on a bus trip to a DC protest and made a video of it.  I had planned to make my debut on the Garden Blog on big orange with something about plants, but it’s happening here first.

I think some of the images rotate too quickly, and, for mine, there is no motion. If I had to do it over again,  I would add a zoom to the woman in the orange jump suit [DONE] because her sign is hard to read on Youtube — the resolution is poor.

Warning: There is some nudity and profanity in my video.

I wish I had made this one: Bush sings REM.

Happy New Year!


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  1. but it’s nothing compared to what the Bush administration has done over the past 7 plus years.  

  2. and thanks for tagging it for us.

    I wasn’t bothered by the rotation, I think it has a good tempo.

    • pfiore8 on December 31, 2007 at 15:00

    the war is profane… not people’s freedom to be able to say FUCK

    one of my favorite words btw

  3. I knew you could do it.  Peace . . . it’s worth everything!

  4. The pic of the white haired senior woman holding a picture of two young women is evocative.

    There are two very important elements get lost in our protests:  

    1.  Look at the sheer length of time that this abomination has been going on (and it’s only getting worse).  March 2003 to end of 2007. FIVE YEARS.  FIVE FRICKING YEARS (so far).  That’s just the Iraq theater.  Afghanistan is SIX plus years.

    2. Then I think about a similar clusterfuck — Vietnam.  I was like 11 years old when Nixon started bringing soldiers home.  Wasn’t there a sense of victory?  Didn’t we get through the 1970s thinking wanton imperial war actions initiated by our govt might be a thing of the past?  40 years later, we are in the same spot, tho significantly less empowered to do a damn thing about it.

    I would love to see two types of videos put together to add perspective to our protest.

    a.  what if those protesting this war were to upload the pics of who they were in the vietnam era, and pics of who we are now?  

    b. How on earth have the neocons completely buried the length of time.  I would love to see a side by side comparison of time in ww2 vs iraq.  What was accomplished by the allies in the same amount of time? And where are we in Iraq?

    If we could get Americans to get a mental grasp of the sheer time that has been lost on absolutely no progress…..the numbers for calling for an end would increase dramatically.

    Just rambling.  I just want the occupations to end now. What in god’s name is it going to take to wake people up?  1 year ago, the nation was noticeably agitated and wanted it to end right now. What happened?  Oh, a 3 month surge was sold. And those same Americans are just sitting on their asses. 1 year later.


    • Slugbug on December 31, 2007 at 19:35

    I recommended people at Democracy Cell Project come over and see it and I think you ought to put it up at… too.

    Keep up the good work!  Love putting music with it!  People, I have known this author for 30 years now and he never stops.

    Ted Kennedy once said:

    The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dream shall never die.

  5. I’ve always liked your pics Kayakbiker.  The video is a nice medium for you.   I’m sure you’ll have fun with it.  OPOL’s was good too.  

    I can’t imagine how much work it took to put all those Bush clips togther.  That took some advanced editing skillz. Hilarious!  


    That’s how it will appear on other blogs.

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