It's Friday around dinner time here at the camp. Bill Maher will be on a liive feed here tonite. I'm not sure exactly what that means but it sounds exciting . The media is beginning to swarm all over the place building up to this weekend. Many of us have been training how to remain peaceful in the face of opposition. It's rumored that there will be a huge influx of pro-war demonstrators and our highest goal here as a group is to maintain the highest integrity and respect free speech in all it's forms. None of us want a confrontation and we're confident that all will be well. But it is a little unsettling.
I had a verbal confrontation today with a media woman from one of the major networks....as my friend and I watched her around the camp with her camera guys, it appeared that she was only interviewing a certain profile of demonstrators from Camp Casey...tie dyed shirts, flute players etc. My friend suggested she speak to Archie for an interesting cross-section of this incredibly diverse group of people (Archie is featured further down my blog)....Archie is an amazing clean cut older gentleman who has learned a new, more progressive way of thinking since he took several trips on his own to the Middle East, Cuba, and Guratemala to learn the truth first-hand of their culture and politics. What he learned surprised him and he became disenchanted with our governments policys. I never did see the major network media woman film this facsinating man even though we introduced the two of them . His shirt was plain white instead of tie-dyed. Apparently he didn't have the image that this particular major network was looking for.