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Saturday, November 10, 2007

  Armistice Day

Armistice Day set aside a moment of peace to remember the fallen dead of World War One - the War to end all Wars.

When I started writing this - 18 minutes past the midnight hour - 95 people had already donated to Ron Paul's campaign today.

In 1954, Armistice Day was changed to Veterans Day. Multiple wars had dashed hope for a lasting peace....

I think of all the people that died, and all the people that survived, all the wars that have ever happened, when I think of Armistice day. My head fills with Paul Simon's song about it. I struggle to remember what a Dsus3 chord is, and with how to get to sleep with a clear conscience.

Such hope was born for peace, in 11th day, in the 11th hour, in the 11th minute, of November 11th, 1918, only to be cruelly dashed again and again over the next near century. It's now been 53 years since Veteran's day replaced Armistice Day. Maybe our mindset can shift again to remember the dead of all wars, and to cherish those who survived them. I hope so.

It's 1:11 AM EST now. 189 people have donated to Ron Paul's campaign in this last hour.

Now, 190.

Goodnight.

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It's really great that Ron is raising a lot of money, but I wish he was raising awareness. Most books and articles that talk about the candidates in general don't even mention him.

*sigh*
 
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