Like many, it has taken years for me to evolve to my current anti-war passion. I’m a stay-at-home Mom who never returned to a full-time job. I was lucky to be able to get involved in volunteer and educational activities and even politics. I realize many people aren’t as lucky. Just surviving takes so much energy and so many people are stressed – leaders should make life easier and better for people.
Try as I do, I’m still amazed at what I don’t know and how things are not easy – for instance I get confused with the following three Latin American leaders: Maduro, Moreno and Morales – all who have felt the effects of U.S. imperialism. FYI, here’s a little info listing the country and how long each has been president:
Nicolas Maduro (Venezuela since 2013)
Lenin Moreno (Ecuador since 2017)
Evo Morales (Bolivia 2006-2019 but many question coup validity)
I’ve been involved with Dining for Women for more than 5 years. This is a great way to learn about other countries and try to help them. I do feel that the U. S. has a responsibility to help others who have so much less than us. But we need to emphasize correcting so much in this country (homelessness, poverty, etc.).
Suggestions for further understanding of my beliefs (and in parenthesis, major topics):
Noam Chomsky (American exceptionalism)
Paul Chappell (Waging Peace)
David Swanson (World Beyond War)
Popular Resistance (letting each country choose for themselves their government)