Monday, May 4, 2009

Dancing the yes-we-can-can, and knitting, for peace

May 4, 2009

by Ann Garrison

I just came across Code Pink Women for Peace's “How Obama Welcomes Peace Activists,” a report about how nicely the Obama People treated them, on Inauguration Day, January 20, 2009, while they danced the "Yes we can-can for peace" in Washington D.C.

I've tried, several times since 01/20/2009, to explain to Code Pink activists, that Obama invaded D.R. Congo, with African proxy armies, on Inauguration Day, 01/20/2009, and, that the Congo War is the most lethal conflict in the world, and, that the U.S. military industrial complex could not manufacture for war without the geostrategic mineral wealth of D.R. Congo, the most resource rich nation on earth.

Code Pink's Jodie Evans told me, in response, that Code Pink is a small organization that has to prioritize its efforts for peace, and that feminist playright Eve Ensler is the expert they turn to on D.R. Congo.

But, to be fair to the goodhearted women of Code Pink, and, to the “beautiful, quilted cozy” that they've been knitting “to cover the fence in front of the White House to honor Mother's Day," May 10, 2009, they are far more conscious than most Americans, who, as Friends of the Congo Director Maurice Carney says, “can't even find Congo on a map.”                                                                     

And, they show signs of true geographical genius when compared to Republican heiress apparent Sarah Palin, who, during her 2008 vice presidential run, identified Africa as a country.

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