Today is Peace Day. I’m at a bit of a loss as to how to observe the occasion, however. At my son’s preschool, they’re going to make pinwheels. That’s part of the Pinwheels for Peace program, which I don’t believe can claim any particular peace accomplishments as a result of their glittery creations over the years.
Republican politicians are pushing for more and more war, regardless of war’s failure to create positive change. Democratic politicians are joining the Republicans in promoting record-breaking military spending, but are edging toward a gradual, creeping decrescendo to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. So, it’s become unclear for peace activists to know where to apply pressure.
What should a serious peace activist, someone who looks beyond pretty pinwheels, do to observe Peace Day this year?