Friday, September 08, 2006

Jeff Street Peace Statement

I thought it might be helpful and timely to repost our Peace Statement. I've done so by making it, and our accompanying Rationale for Peace Statement, a link to a separate page. The link is here:

Jeff Street Peace Statement

And I'll also include it over on the sidebar, so it is always easily accessible.

And, in the spirit of peace, I offer:

The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate. Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Love is the most durable power in the world. Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.

~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

Be not dumb, obedient slaves in an army of destruction! Be heroes in an army of construction.
~Helen Keller

In nonviolence, the masses have a weapon that enables a child, a woman, or even a decrepit old man to resist the mightiest government successfully. If your spirit is strong, mere lack of physical strength ceases to be a handicap.


I am sick and tired of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, for vengeance, for desolation. War is hell.

~General William Tecumseh Sherman

Blessed are the Peacemakers.



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