3/31/05 06:18 pm
i'm sick! this is terrible! i did, however, have a supremely enjoyable day sitting in my bed reading about the bolivarian revolution, abu mazen, and how condi got her groove back, among other things.
a little after midnight last night whilst giving food, etc, to homeless people in the city, a confederate seperatist told me that i should be lynched for looking like a goddamn rastafarian, and that if i ever went to louisiana, where he's from, the kkk would "have me up in a tree." yay confederates! i'm not sure whether i that could be construed as a threat, but regardless, it was an odd experience. this same man also bragged about beating up a black girl solely for her race, and said she was lucky he didn't pull out his handgun on her. he was a pow in vietnam for two years and fought there for a total of 5. his son just died in iraq. his father fought in world world two, and his grandfather -- or great grandfather -- fought for the confederacy in the civil war. at first i was appalled by him -- in cambridge massachusetts, nobody thinks twice about dreadlocks -- but then i realized that he was a true victim of war, him and his whole family. it just breeds hate, and he is the product of a culture of fear.
i'm feeling very optimistic about the future right now. today the selective service system reported to bush that it is ready to implement a draft within 75 days, and i think that's great. seriously. i think this could be exactly what this country needs to start caring and realizing that the war DOES affect all of our lives. the draft was one of the biggest agitators of the vietnam antiwar movement, and i will be shocked if it doesn't have the same effect for today's movement. without the draft, things will probably just keep going as they are, and the media corporations will censor everything and the majority of americans won't give two shits about the war. the draft will fuck that up. because there will be no avoiding it. (www.enjoythedraft.com) iraq or military prison!! woohoo!! but who knows, i could be totally off. we'll find out soon.
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