Friday, September 21, 2007

Something, Anything

Here I am in Charleston, West Virginia killing time after a conference while I wait to head for the airport. Walking around I came upon a local anti-war vigil. About five people were holding a banner listing the names of the Iraq war dead. They had plenty of panels left so I grabbed one and joined them for their lunch time vigil. It's not much but it was something I could do.

Minstrel Boy has written a powerful call to action over at Harp and Sword reminding everyone that as difficult and inconvenient as it is to speak out against continued war, it is something that all of us who believe that this war is an obscenity should do. If he can play the pipes at the funeral for another war casualty, joining a local vigil to remind fellow Americans about the war is easy enough to do.