Lone Star Iconoclast: Updates from today by Gene Ellis

Lone Star Iconoclast: Updates from ‘You Don’t Speak For Me, Cindy’ Campaign

CNN: Crawford, Texas, gets ready for dueling rallies — Thousands coming to town for rallies, counter-rallies

MSNBC: Thousands attend dueling rallies at Crawford — Bush supporters hold rally to counter Cindy Sheehan’s anti-war vigil

Crawford Peace House: Update on Saturday

It looks like it has been a pretty intense day in Crawford, far more so than I was expecting. It sounds like from the totality of the news coverage that the pro-war folks acted like ***** honestly, I don’t even want to go there, except to say that it makes me wonder what hope there is for this nation when people can get whipped up into a violent frenzy so easily.

But you can’t let the anti-war folks off the hook to easy either. I know from my conversations with those present, that the angry and verbally abusive protesters are the minority there, but they sure are throwing gasoline on the fire. I know lots of folks feel hopeful about the peace moment right now, but I don’t. I don’t think we have the disclipline and spirituality that folks had in Ghandi & Dr. King’s day, and without this I don’t see much hope for true non-violent revolutionary change. — I hope I’m wrong, but somehow screaming at the haters seems rather contradictory to the cause of peace.