a message dated 3/19/2003 2:20:20 PM Central Standard Time, ____ writes:
Subj: Re: The problem with the WorldPeace anti-war movement
I find your thoughts interesting.
The fact is that most of the people on the left are intellectual free thinkers as well as anti bureaucratic. What is also interesting is that I find many liberals live conservatively.
One example. Boulder, Colorado is the home of the University of Colorado and many intellectuals. If you try to kill a rat there, you will go to jail.
Yet, I had a friend while living there who worked for the local newspaper. He is black. He had high position in the paper. About a week or two after taking the job, his life was threatened due to his blackness and he had to quit because the threats were real. I do not think any Blacks actually live in Boulder other than the teachers and students. I never saw what you would call a ghetto there. And the student body looked pretty bleached if you know what I mean.
So I found it most interesting that people who have an ultra liberal attitude toward animals had such an entrenched bigotted mindset against Blacks.
I think the bigger part of the problem is that when people meet me, they realize that I dress like a conservative Republican. Try wearing a suit into a gathering of environmentalist. It does not work.
There is also fear of a person who is so radical as to discount the value of a family name. Yet virtually all women who marry change their name.
I do not want to be a leader. I just suggested that I be the focal point. And if you are the focal point, what better name to have than WorldPeace. Have you ever considered the fact that it is the only racially, nationally, religously nuetral name. One of the things that bothers people who hear about me but have not seen me is that they have no handle upon which to categorize me.
Not having any video of myself, cost me a lot votes when I was running for Governor of Texas in the Democratic Primary. It is one of the reasons I was banned from what I labeled the Hispanic only debates. The Democrats knew if the public saw that I was white, I would pick up a lot of votes. Bill Lyon, a White guy, who also ran in the governor's race with no advertising got 50,000 votes. I received 20,000 votes which is really a lot and tends to challenge your idea that I am not a viable focal point for the anti-war WorldPeace movement.
One of the reasons that I put my picture on my web page was so that people could at least have some point of reference.
What is going to be required is for one or two peace groups to meet me and understand what I am really talking about. They will spread the word. But I am not inclinded to make that effort right now. I want to pepper the internet first with my idea of a focal point. Then at the right time and place, I will step forward.
My email went out in order to reach the people who are destined to work with me. I am looking for that dozen or so "True Believers" around which to form an engine to drive the WorldPeace movement.
I like your question because it reminds me of how much people wonder about me. They hear the name, form their pre-judgments and then have a lot of trouble integrating the reality of me with their preconceived notions about me.
In the end,
How can we manifest peace on earth if we do not include everyone (all races, all nations, all religions, both sexes) in our vision of Peace?
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