I am...a New Yorker

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Thursday, October 24, 2002
Going to D.C.

Wisdom will prevail over greed among world leaders.

Citizens for Legit
continues to document the Bush coup d'etat. The site features the U.S.
Government's Top 5 lies
about the war against Afghanistan; the same facts
apply to a proprosed war against Iraq.

Michael Moore's new film, Bowling For Columbine, is far more directly related to September 11th than abortion and feminism, as American religious fanatics would have you believe.

I am...getting on the bus at 5:30 a.m. Saturday morning to participate in the anti-war protest.

We are moving toward a war we cannot win. We cannot win, not only because nobody wins when so many lose their very lives, but primarily because the sides do not agree on the arena or tactics. This will not be some clean, little war -- 3,000 miles away.

I live half a mile from the spot the media has so charmingly dubbed as “Ground Zero.” Most of us in New York are just trying to live our lives and get by. Yet we know that this won’t be a war we watch on T.V. or read about on the Internet. I wonder if it will hit at the corner deli, on the bus during my commute or when I'm typing a memo. Perhaps while I email a faraway friend.

Please think of me and do something. I have been avoiding taking action before now, feeling too disheartened and scared to do much of anything, not knowing what I could possibly do to change things. What I can do is write and ask people to see the truth of what is going on, rather than what the unconstitutionally-selected President of the United States is spoon-feeding Congress and the mainstream media.

So, when you think of this war - I ask you to think not of some distant land with disdain or indifference, but of New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, or Des Moines -- and please, think of me.

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