"If there’s a world here in a hundred years, it’s going to be saved by tens of millions of little things. The powers-that-be can break up any big thing they want. They can corrupt it or co-opt it from the inside, or they can attack it from the outside. But what are they going to do about 10 million little things? They break up two of them, and three more like them spring up!"
- Pete Seeger, in YES! Magazine

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Listen to a Marine

The project:
Take time to learn more about an active Marine, heading out for his third round in Iraq.


Why bother?
This particular member of the U.S. Marine Corps was a friendly, intelligent, interesting guy who was willing to educate even a relative liberal like me. Listening to others offers a fresh perspective. Hearing real stories without the "hurrah" and hype was educational and refreshing.

Worth it?
You bet. These are, again, tough times for the folks who volunteer for our Armed Forces. Whether or not you agree with the politics surrounding ANY given action, it doesn't hurt to hear the front-line soldiers' points of view.

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