We know you’re plenty pissed off about the war.
Pissed off enough to write about it and comment on it, and to resort to some pretty rough language to describe how you feel.
Five years. Thousands of Americans and perhaps a million Iraqis dead. Four million refugees. Trillions of dollars wasted. Government spying. Torture. Lies. Coverups.
It’s enough to piss anyone off.
But are you pissed off enough to do something?
Even something small?
Are you too pissed off to act?
Above it all?
So cynical and disillusioned you think it’s futile?
Friday is Iraq Moratorium #8.
If you’re really pissed off, isn’t it time to show it?
There are an endless number of ways to do it.
You can attend an Iraq Moratorium vigil or action. They’re scattered across the country, and listed on the website.
Can’t make it? Nothing doing in your town?
Take some individual action. Put up a sign. Wear a black armband or a button. Call or email your Congressperson. Write a letter to the editor. Donate to a peace group.
Just do something.
That’s the whole idea behind the Moratorium: Do something on the Third Friday of every month to end the war and occupation.
Since it began in September, the Moratorium has sparked more than 800 events across the country, and countless thousands of individual actions.
It hasn’t stopped the war. But it has reached out to the silent majority of Americans who say they want the war to end, and offered a way for militant activists and non-activists alike to join forces once a month to say they want the war to end.
Try it. Do something on Friday.
Will it make you less pissed off?
I hope not.
But at least it will make you feel that you’ve done something, however small, besides piss and moan.
Give it a chance. And, whatever you decide to do, visit the website and tell others about it.
Being pissed off is a good thing; it shows you’re alive and not numbed to what’s happening. Let’s try to harness it.
Pissed Off for Peace.
That has a nice ring to it.
Is that the beginning of a movement?