Last week, Dede's (my sister) cancer journey culminated in a long-awaited mastectomy. Unfortunately, we also discovered that her cancer has spread so the fight is not over by a long shot.
Even though I have had to cancel a few trips to protest because of Dede's cancer, there have not been a lot of opportunities or invitations to raise hell against the Empire. It is very disheartening to be trapped in a continuous election cycle where fear of the other rules the airwaves and good people who used to care about war under a Republican president fade into the wallpaper when a Democrat is CEO of USA Murder, INC.
The bottom-line is that the Democrat nominee is already a devoted war criminal and the Republican nominee attracts scary support but No Lives will Matter (except the lives of the 1%) to whichever one of these two scoundrels "wins" in November.
I feel like the Maytag Antiwar Activist--lonely and discouraged, but never dissuaded from the path of peace.
Peace and solidarity