Wednesday, April 17, 2002

What's the opposite of "warblogger?"
Doc Searls posts: In fact, I believe the war blog movement may be a more powerful political force in the long run than all of conservative talk radio and print journalism rolled together. He also says that we could use some peace bloggers.

I echo Shelley Powers' question: Doc, what do you want? People have been speaking out for peace -- they just aren't in your sphere. You just haven't been paying attention.

I hadn't intended my blog to become a political soap box. But neither do I intend to let the warbloggers take up all the blogspace. So I will continue to speak out against the murders committed by both sides; I will continue to insist that Israel is definitely not the good guy here. And I urge other bloggers to read Shelley's posts for peace and let her know in her comments that she should not stop -- despite all of the messages that she gets denigrating her eloquent efforts to hold the mirror of truth up the the hypocisies of the thugs who are keeping this war going for the most inhuman of purposes. We peace bloggers need to blog even louder, methinks. All that is needed for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. (Edmund Burke)

Heh. And in checking for the author of the above quote, I came across this very appropriate Chinese proverb:
If we do not change our direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed.