Alice Walker’s take on the “War on Terror”

Alice Walker on the “War on Terror,” Yes magazine, Fall 2012

I think the War on Terror is really absurd, especially coming from a country founded on terrorism. The hypocrisy of that is corrosive; and we should not accept it. There is no way of stopping terrorism if you insist on making enemies of most of the people on the planet. Why should they care about you? All they feel is fear.

So, I would stop the War on Terror and start making peace with the peoples of the planet by trying to understand them. I would like us to be able to say, “If that happened to me, I would feel exactly the way you do. And what can we do from here, from this understanding? What can we do together?”

About (They Got the Guns, but) We Got the Numbers

I'm an artist and student of history, living in Eugene, OR. On the upside of 60 and retired from a jack-of-all-trades "career," I walk, do yoga, and hang out with my 10-year-old granddaughter. I believe we can make this world better for her and the young and innocent everywhere, if we connect with each other and create peaceful, cooperative communities as independent of big corporations and corporate-dominated governments as possible.

Posted on October 2, 2012, in Communication, Non-violence, Relationship, Spirituality, US foreign policy and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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