"Not eating chard. That's what all those weirdos eat at their stupid picnics on the Hungry Ghost lawn." -Nina

May 10, 2008

Hmm...

From an anonymous commentator:

"I've been a fan and sad to lose your commentary on N'hamp --- until I read this post.

I'm blown away by your harsh judgment of those vigiling for peace on Saturdays. Not only for your failure to recognize their bravery in having their voices publicly counted in this country as our civil rights are being whittled away daily, but also for your short sightedness in assuming the vigil is the only things these people do.

Several of the folks who have, without fail, shown up to vigil have been working for peace since the 1940's and 1950's. They have lobbied members of congress as well as their state reps. They have been arrested standing for their rights and yours. They helped bring an end to the Vietnam war. They started hospitals in Asia for war victims who needed prosthetic limbs. They brought independent news voices to our airwaves so we could here non-corporate driven stories. In short, they have affected change, the very thing you claim you aspire to.

Its too bad that you didn't take your camera and mic to these folks and ask them not only what they are doing by vigiling but also about their other actions over the many decades they have stood up for not only the rights of Americans but also for other people of the world who suffered at the hands of governments and extremists.

Your videos asked us to consider the stories behind the many homeless in N'hamp and not make assumptions. Just because you are laying down your mic and camera here in N'hamp, do you think you should end challenging assumptions too?

I'm disappointed, but hope you find some clarity and growth in NY."

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