Last night, I finally saw "Bobby" a great film, a blend of drama and documentary. Go see it if you have the opportunity. Sadly, the film reveals just how much we need courageous, articulate leaders right now who will speak truth about unjust wars, poverty, and the need for profound change.
According to the BBC the President is going to propose sending more troops to Iraq, all under the theme of sacrifice. This New Year's it was reported that 3,000 American troops have already been killed in Iraq. How many more? What will it take for this insanity to end? I read a post over at Dailykos about sacrifice. Let us pray the President changes his mind, and that the new congress will stand strong and end this war. Also let us pray for those witnessing for peace such as those at the Golden Gate Bridge and the grandmothers in New York City.
In words attributed to Bobby Kennedy,
"It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance."