Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Scott the Poet to perform
The Twisted Tree will be protesting for peace on Sunday, February 10th. I will be one of the performers that day (slotted in for 6:35 as of now). For too long, the Bush Administration and the neo-conservative movement within the Republican Party has been warmongering as a pretend response to 9-11. The war in Iraq was never right and never necessary. It has cost the U.S. close to 4,000 lives and countless more wounded. Iraqi civilians have died to the tune of at least 150,000 people. The number is likely much higher, and does not account for those who are refugees in other areas or countries. Iraq was torn apart on a false premise.
Now the Bush Administration is beating its war drums again as it manufactures a need to attack Iran, simultaneously pretending its surge has done more then served as a time-out for violence. Meanwhile, terror networks grow, we are less safe in the U.S., America's image abroad is at all-time lows, and domestic issues are ignored (except in the context of turning immigration into a hatred of people with brown skin.).
Join me and some wonderful musicians and poets in a protest against the criminal behavior of a government, our government, gone mad.