:: Tuesday, February 25, 2003 ::

This Land Is My Land

"I don't know what their motives are or what their degree of pacifims is. I don't know if they ever mourned the loss of Mantegna's first fresco, bombed by mistake in the effort to get a Germans' depot, if they were ever touched by the bronze shield sent by King George with apologies. Or if they ever paused before the shelter, hit by a stray bomb, where among too many of Padua's citizen died the wife and child of the local Resistance commander. I don't know if they look at the sky in disquiet, in fear or in guilt because no torrent of fire and iron will fall on us from there. I don't know if they have read Love Thy Neighbour - that's difficult, because it's not translated - or Chomski, or maybe Joe Haldeman. They can't tell me because the flags are silent but for a very faint swish-swish, and their message simple."

Italian blogger Anna doesn't post very often, but when she does it is always worth reading. She describes above the growth of Italy's peace movement which saw three million on the streets of Rome and the phenomenon of the peace flags which spread throughout the country. The peace movement in Europe has been strongest in those countries whose leaders support war - UK, Italy, Spain. Maybe the "anti-French" USAnians should remember that. (by the haggis-eating surrender monkey)

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