Thanks for taking the time to reply.
You are probably right. I’m just a simple minded old fool. I started demonstrating against wars that I felt were a stupid meaningless waste of lives over 50 years ago. I have gotten into more detailed discussions many many times, but most of the time no one is listening to a degree that just stating “stop the wars” makes any more of a impact than 30 minutes of banter. I personally feel that our military is being used solely to make a few people richer and more powerful at the tax payers expense, and not for the reasons generally given by our leaders.
What I didn’t state that I normally do is “stop the greed” along with stop the wars, and stop the hate.
It is everything I believe boiled down to a few words. I truly believe these three things are at the root of our largest problems.
I have been tear gassed for carrying signs that had nothing more than these words on them. They obviously have a deeper meaning to some. These statements are not campaign slogans, or an advertisement for a brand of hot dog.
Throughout time some of the most powerful leaders have made huge impact using statements of brevity. Christ, Muhammad, Buddha, Moses, and Abraham being just a few.
They also tend to carry very different meanings to each person who reads it, many of which are strong and deeply formed.
So there you have it. Sometimes I will dive deeper into the meanings of my short statements. Sometimes not.
Stop the wars!
Stop the hate!
Stop the greed!