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Thu Jul 3, 2014, 04:54 PM

 

"What kind of a peace do I mean, and what kind of a peace do we seek?"

What kind of a peace do I mean, and what kind of a peace do we seek? Not a Pax Americana, enforced upon the world by American weapons of war. Not the peace of the grave, or the security of the slave. I am talking about genuine peace, the kind of peace that makes life on Earth worth living. Not peace in our time, but peace in all time.

Our problems are man-made, and therefore can be solved by man. Because, in the final analysis, our greatest common link is that we all inhabit this small planet.

We all breathe the same air.

We all cherish our children's future.

And we are all mortal.

- "The Peace Speech," John F. Kennedy, American University, June 1963

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Reply "What kind of a peace do I mean, and what kind of a peace do we seek?" (Original post)
WilliamPitt Jul 2014 OP
Uncle Joe Jul 2014 #1
longship Jul 2014 #2
WilliamPitt Jul 2014 #3
longship Jul 2014 #4
littlemissmartypants Jul 2014 #5
DesertDiamond Jul 2014 #6
rickyhall Jul 2014 #7
Oakenshield Jul 2014 #8
heaven05 Jul 2014 #9
tclambert Jul 2014 #10
logosoco Jul 2014 #11
Voice for Peace Jul 2014 #12
DeSwiss Jul 2014 #13
littlemissmartypants Jul 2014 #14

Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jul 3, 2014, 04:55 PM

1. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, WilliamPitt.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jul 3, 2014, 05:09 PM

2. "Let me work."



Grass

Pile the bodies high at Austerlitz and Waterloo.
Shovel them under and let me workó
I am the grass; I cover all.

And pile them high at Gettysburg
And pile them high at Ypres and Verdun.
Shovel them under and let me work.
Two years, ten years, and passengers ask the conductor:
What place is this?
Where are we now?

I am the grass.
Let me work.


Carl Sandburg (1878-1967)


Here read by Sandburg:

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Response to longship (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 3, 2014, 05:20 PM

3. Amazing

 

Thank you.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 3, 2014, 05:50 PM

4. One from my very early youth.

Certainly grade school.

Those words, "I am grass. Let me work." Are indelibly etched into my brain in context with war.

(Also etched in there when mowing the lawn. "You are grass. Let me work."



Thanks for the response, good Will.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jul 3, 2014, 06:06 PM

5. Thanks W P !!!

We all breathe the same air and my moon is your moon.

Love, Peace and Shelter. littlemissmartypants

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jul 3, 2014, 06:14 PM

6. What a great man he was.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jul 3, 2014, 06:18 PM

7. That's why they killed him.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jul 3, 2014, 06:19 PM

8. This country will never know peace.

Not in my lifetime anyway.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jul 3, 2014, 06:22 PM

9. great speech

 

didn't matter. Didn't change a fucking thing or many minds that could effect an outcome such as he was speaking of.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jul 3, 2014, 06:50 PM

10. He was the last President who had "the vision thing."

We used to dream great dreams. Now we just argue about token raises to the minimum wage, or whether deficits hurt the job market. Even Obamacare is a mash-up of a compromise program instead of the simple single-payer system so many of us wanted.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jul 3, 2014, 06:56 PM

11. Thanks for posting this.

My son heads to the Peace Corps the day after tomorrow.

Every little bit can make a difference.

We are all made of the same stuff and live with the same energy (although some seem to be using the negative energy!)

Peace to all. Peace within.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jul 3, 2014, 07:36 PM

12. Peace is a real thing. Peace resides in the heart of every human being.

 

My commitment is to peace. I want to see peace dancing
in the heart of every human being.

In my travels around the world, Iíve experienced a lot of things ó
the most baffling of which is peopleís explanation of why there canít
be peace. People focus on the symptoms, but not the disease. If we
donít take care of the disease, the symptoms will never go away.

And we all know what the symptoms look like: greed, war, selfishness,
violence, and an increasing loss of trust.

Peace is a real thing. Peace resides in the heart of every human being.
Peace has to emanate from you. - Prem Rawat
https://www.wopg.org/en/

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jul 3, 2014, 07:52 PM

13. K&R!

 



"Because human perception is literally incarnation . . . each of us must poet the world or fashion it within us as our primary and constant mode of awareness."

~Marshall McLuhan

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