Somehow, I had the date of the Blogblast for Peace wrong in my head, so I'm among the last to blog for peace today.
I am such an amateur blogger (even after two years) I couldn't even figure out how to get my own Peace Globe from http://mimiwrites.blogspot.com/p/peace-globe-templates.html but I have the best of intentions.
When I was little, a long time ago, I thought we had peace. Everyone talked about "the war" being over, and "the war" sounded so dreadfully awful I was sure there could never be another one.
I was wrong.
I can't begin to explain it. I know Canada didn't deliberately start a war with another country (invade the US, perhaps?) but, as things turned out, (click the link to see how) we found our troops being deployed as active participants and many of them coming back in flag-draped coffins.
We now have a prime minister (I do not dignify him with a capital P or M) who is buying armaments and fighter planes, who has discontinued the gun registry, and is building prisons for his war on crime (at a time when our crime level is lower than ever before, but he's after "criminals" who have the audacity to be poor and helpless). He is a warmonger. I don't know when we ever had one of those in power before.
In North America, we're turning the clocks back tonight, so I'm pretty sure I'll be up earlier than usual tomorrow. If I am, I am going to go to church. At my church, we greet one another every Sunday by saying, "Peace be with you" to which the reply is: "And also with you."
Peace be with you... and also with you, and you, and you, and you...
(And no, this YouTube video is not the title of this post.)