Resistance among the ruins

CounterPunch
by Missy Beattie

12/16/07

Almost daily, I sign an online petition. “Impeach Cheney.” Impeach Bush.” “Act now to save the environment.” “End torture.” “Help hold contractors accountable.” …. Some weeks ago after hearing that Nancy Pelosi stated that she would put impeachment on the table if she received 10,000 letters via snail mail in support of impeachment, I wrote a note and deposited it at the post office. I also made calls to encourage friends and family to do the same. I later learned that Pelosi didn’t make this statement. …. In the months before the invasion of Iraq, I marched in every antiwar parade in New York City. …. I tried to talk my nephew out of joining the military. His father, my brother Mark, was devastated when Chase signed. Marine Lance Cpl. Chase Johnson Comley deployed in March of 2005 and was killed in August, two months before he was to return home. …. I ask myself what it will take to stop George Bush and Dick Cheney from ruining the world. I must be naïve. They’ve already done it. And those of us who keep signing petitions are small boats against the current...

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