Thursday, November 27, 2008
Giving Thanks to The Peacemakers
Every Thursday at noon, except Federal holidays such as Thanksgiving...
...a group of anywhere from a dozen to a hundred people meet at the corner of Larkin and Golden Gate...
...to hold a peace vigil in front of the brutalist architecture of the United States Federal Building.
The group was started by Markley Morris (above) on the week after we started bombing Afghanistan in October of 2001.
Unfortunately, we're still bombing random strangers in Afghanistan seven years later along with new forays into bordering Pakistan...
...so the relevance of the vigil remains sadly undiminished.
Though most of them seemed quite happy about the Obama election and the end of the Bush/Cheney regime, they also weren't particularly hopeful that the implacable war machine could be stopped anytime soon.
So thank you, peaceniks, for your time, energy and witness to the fact that there is another possible way of living in this world.