|Bracing against the wind|
Friday, April 23, 2004
If a half-million peace activists spent a couple hours a week handing out flyers and calmly talking to others about politics and nonviolent solutions to problems, then every adult in this country will have heard a personalized message of peace within two months. Activists can and should strike up conversation, listen and respond to people's requests for information, without anger, on a one to one basis.
TV and movies and radio are "centralized broadcast media", and, as such, are prone to all the reliability, efficiency, and control problems that any centralized system has. They are inherently inappropriate for distributing messages of peace, because peace is about working through problems, not passively watching things happen.
One great thing to do would be to research the war, learn about stuff like the Patriot Act and the Project for a New American Century, and then make your own flyer or web page. Your original voice is worth a thousand photocopies of someone else's ideas! If you create or find a printable flyers that you like, please email it to me.
For a quick conversation starter, a poster for your wall, or a picnic handout:
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