I don't know why, but I was stunned when I saw the timeline above.
Invest in kids not war!
The little graphic sent me to Clovis/Fresno last Friday afternoon to hold a sign with the other caring people who feel strongly that war is not the answer to anything.
I keep hoping that we the people will decide that the cost of war is just to high in the human toll. That we demand an end to the sacrificing of our young men and women in wars we can't possibly win. That indeed there is nothing to win.
That we come to realize the old ideologies just don't work in the world.
I keep hoping as more and more people wake up to the fact that these wars the USA is engaged in are not about democracy, not about national security,
not about saving the world from evil,
they will make their voices heard too.
There are many ways to do so.
Is this the cost of our addiction to oil?
I keep hoping that as people look around at the unemployment rate, the lack of job creation, the declining opportunity for education, the closing of schools, the lack of affordable healthcare, the environment, the high cost of food, our countries decaying infrastructure, more of us will be inspired to demand change.
One of my daughters travels by train to Los Angeles fairly often...on her last trip she noticed an increased number of homeless encampments. They are easily seen along railroad tracks...She said they were 'upscale'...nice tents and campers...she said the people didn't look like what be like to think homeless people look like...they looked like us.
While we are simultaneously rebuilding and destroying Iraq and Afghanistan,
America is becoming a third world country.... have you noticed?
Why don't we have a department of peace?