Peace March

January 18, 2003

in General Interest

Sign of change. I joined the 10’s of thousands (my estimate about 75000+) marching for peace in San Francisco today. We came from all walks of life, many like me had never protested before.

It was worthwhile! Yet no words emerged from the crowd or from the speakers that were easy to take home. The crowd values represented an outpouring of uncomfort with America’s current path in the world. Time to change course and take responsibility to make the world a better place.

As we rode home in jamm packed BART cars, it was silent, all with many thoughts. We all knew we were not alone. While the factions on the podium could not speak for us, and Martin Luther King’s quotes out of time, on his birthday there was a place for them.

“One day we must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal we seek, but that it is a means by which we arrive at that goal. We must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful means.” MLK

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