VOF Week 2: ( Visions Can Become Reality )
Growing up in the 1960's was a time unlike any other time in America. We were living through the Vietnam War, the Womens Rights Movement, and the Race Rights Movement. Many of us became activists, in an effort to change these things. We didn't approve of the war, or the lack of rights for all people, and Capitalism, with its big corporation's destroying the natural earth for money. We held gigantic peace marches, peace sit-ins and other various forms of showing our disproval. There were even riots in the streets. It was the birth of the Black Panthers, The Womens Liberation movement, The Weather Underground, and then, Kent State, which proved just how dangerous it became. It was no game, people were killed and died in America over these issues.
Some of you are to young to know what a sit-in was, we would gather in large groups, sit down someplace that would make an impact, and hold signs of protest, and just not move. Often we were in literal battles, and would wind up in jail. We also held great musical events to gather together, like Woodstock, where the musicians, who felt the same, wrote and sang their own protest songs of all these issues.
I have always been an activist for peace and equal rights. I think this should be a global way of life. No more wars! Instead we could be communicating with all our sisters and brothers world wide. And building a world of peace and equal rights for every one. In fact, if we took all the money we have spent on wars, there would be no starving children in the world.
In all these years I have not changed my desire to see world peace, open communications, and helping those in the poorest countries in the world. So when I came upon PulseWire, I thought to myself, this is part of what we wanted to create! I very much want to be a part of that, as I have been part of the times in the 60s. There are not many things stronger than the written word, or communication. Therefore, PulseWire and Web 2.0 is a part of my life's vision coming true. :)