Friday, February 29, 2008

I'm walking

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) philosopher, naturalist

you may have noticed a new icon on the mouse's sidebar over the last week regarding a blog 'event' for march 19th. if you haven't done so already I encourage all bloggers interested in peace to join the blogswarm.

march 19th will be the 5th anniversary of the u.s. invasion of iraq - an invasion which was based on lies about iraq having weapons of mass destruction (wmd). although we did learn that iraq had no wmd's, by the time this information penetrated the veil of lies, the war machine had taken on a life of its own. new 'justifications' and new lies were being issued. in the early days and years of the iraq occupation, the claims of 'links' of iraq to terrorist organizations were roundly discredited. a by-product of the iraq invasion and occupation has been an increase in anti-american/ anti-western sentiment in iraq.

add your footsteps in the creation of a path and plea for peace. blog for peace on march 19th. help spread the news about the blogswarm by adding one of their graphics to your site and encourage your visitors to join in.

if you are wondering about the claim 'one million dead' just click here it's not just soldiers whose bodies are piling up.

photo: rocky river reservation, 16 february 2008


dennis said...

Dennis thinks the war should be protested vigorously!

dennis said...

Dennis adds a link for you to check out:

R.L. Bourges said...

good idea, adding the link to the documented death toll.
Hope others join into the swarm.

Bobby D. said...

Rocky River is such a nice name --sounds unspoiled and rugged...with rocks.

Thanks for this post!

Barbara said...

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are so reminiscent of Viet Nam and that is scary.

lettuce said...

i've got my draft post in place to remind me!

did you get any of the news about prince harry over there? i've been spitting furious about the quantity of media time its been getting
- not that i blame him personally for that, he doesn't seem to relish the attention.
the week was full of "hour long special"s.


Unknown said...

As is ever the case, it is always civilians and innocents who are worst affected.
I'll post a link - thanks for the heads up.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

dennis - you are purrrrfect! thanks for the link!

lee - and thank you for bringing my attention to the swarm in the first place!

ched - it is a lovely place. you are welcome thanks for always making the world smell a little better!

barbara - ain't that the truth

lettuce - excellent that you are participating & spreading the word. thanks. harry has been in the news here, but nothing I expect to what you are being bombarded with - no tv specials that I know of.

vanilla - thanks!

R.L. Bourges said...

just saw letty's comment about Prince Harry. I used that as my blogswarm reminder today. Great minds... and all that, yes?