Mother's Day Weekend Vigil w/Code Pink at the White House May 9th and 10th 2009
With the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States we were optimistic that there would be a obvious departure from the policies of the Bush Administration. While our new leader is a glorious orator and truly dedicated to presenting a new face for the United States we find our deepest, most sacred covenants sadly neglected. The most pressing of course, at the heart of Breasts Not Bombs, is the safety and well being of women and children in this world. If you closely examine the trickle down effect of; home foreclosures, job loss, continuing wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Gaza and many countries in Africa you will see that Women and children bare the brunt, the devastation, and terror of ongoing violence.
Just tonight we witnessed President Obama speaking with the president of both Afghanistan and Pakistan and his rhetoric was eerily reminiscent of the Bush Administration in relation to "rooting out terrorism" and defeating "Al Queda" I don't know about you, but I am severely tired of hearing the same repetitive jargon and proven failure in foreign policy as we've had over the last umpteen years. It is time for the leader of this nation to stand up and say. WE MUST PROTECT THE FAMILIES! We will redirect all our resources into true security. This has nothing to do with the Pentagon, Boeing, XE (formerly Blackwater) Halliburton, or Guantanamo. It has everything to do with Hospitals, medicine, education, housing, and food. It is apparent to so many of us in the peace movement that we are falling deeper into the abyss of endless war.
The members of Breasts Not Bombs cannot spend this Mother's Day sleeping late and enjoying breakfast in bed provided by our well-meaning and beautiful children. We cannot ooh and aah over a box of chocolates or a new shirt. We are in constant empathy, sympathy and agony of what is happening to the mothers of the world. We cannot abide more of our children being sacrificed to this insatiable war machine. As Julia Ward Howe said, the first Proclamation for Mother's Day,
"Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn
All that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy and patience."
We will not sleep late. We will stay up all through the night until somebody in the White House gets the message. Can't you see the first Lady coming out on lawn to find out why on earth we would go to such extreme to be heard?
We believe that in baring our breasts we reveal the truth of our privileged existence, that we mothers are the source and sustenance of life. We must shift our attention, respect and motivation to that order, if we are to survive. It is the mother's milk that will save us. Let us feed, nurture,adore and elevate the women of the world to their natural sovereignty. See what paradise awaits.
In the meantime we are subject to gross indecencies I say. Whether it be permanent states of war, looting of our Global Treasuries, Bailing out Multi-National corporations, turning a blind eye to hatred and persecution of Gay,Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered people of the world. We will bare witness to these atrocities.
We ask you to join us and Code Pink either at the White House on Mother's Day Weekend or in actions around the country to stand up for Women and Children and the most vulnerable communities while there is still time.
Please, do what you can. Take the Mothers Day pledge! Go to these sites for more information
and thank you for doing the breast that you can.
Mother's Day for Peace Website: http://www.mothersdayforpeace.com
Mother's Day for Peace Blogs: http://codepinkalert.org/article.php?id=4865