11/11 11:11

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009 11:11 am
flwyd: (rose silhouette)
91 years ago today, peace was declared in Europe. The war to end all wars left an unstable continent that fell in to war again two decades later.

20 years ago this week, the Berlin Wall, the most tangible piece of the Iron Curtain, was declared open. Although Eastern Europe's transition into capitalism and democracy has not been free of pain and strife, dictators and warmongers have little traction there.

America and its allies, primarily European, are today at war in Asia, in places outsiders have been at war in recent memory. If we do things right, hopefully Iraq's and Afghanistan's next two decades can be like Europe's in the last 20 years, not like Europe's in the 20 years after World War I. If we do (more) things wrong, we may be back for thirds.

Peace takes time. Peace takes work. Peace is worth it.
flwyd: (bad decision dinosaur)
Riot 4 Peace (Next Step: Screw 4 Virginity)
The next step is Screw 4 Virginity.

Democrats say some pretty dumb things. But radical leftists say some pretty dumb things too.

Flickr has my DNC photos from Sunday.
flwyd: (blue sky red rose)
I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote
peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much
that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them
have it. -- Dwight D. Eisenhower
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