I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones
-Albert Einstein (contemplating nuclear devastation)

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Peace Fleet's meaningful message - We can afford peace!!!

Ahoy me heartys!!!  The U.S. Navy's War Fleet was a no-show in Seattle's Elliott Bay today for the annual Seafair festivities thanks to the government's attempts to pinch pennies (well, actually millions $$$).  No cheerleading for militarism and warmaking today!!!  Landlubbers who showed up at the Seattle waterfront today were still treated to a seagoing (albeit nonviolent) spectacle.  The Peace Fleet was out to share the message that "We can afford peace."  That's pretty hard to argue with, considering the fact the warmaking is bankrupting our nation.  Check out the Peace Fleet in this KIRO News clip.

Although the Navy's parade of warships and flying exploits by the Blue Angels (in Seattle) costs taxpayers $millions$ every year, the Peace Fleet didn't cost taxpayers a dime.  And when it comes down to the bottom line, peace is priceless.  Linda Newton, who is a member of Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action and Veterans for Peace, explained on the six o’clock news, “We don’t need funding to come here with our hearts and our souls and make a stand for what we believe in.”

YES, We Can!!!
Ooooh Aaaargh.  Here's to an end to militarism and to a nonviolent, peaceful world for all.  Peace IS Priceless!!!

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