I eased the pain by chatting on The Independent Media Center IRC, making MST3K-like comments throughout. It was nicely cathartic.
Hope this one makes it into some history books, or at least a few amusing protest signs:
Your enemy is not surrounding your country. Your enemy is ruling your country.
Anyhoo, here is my rather daunting collection of peacenik links. Please take one and pass to the left.
Anti-War PSAs Rejected @ Last Minute By Comcast
This one is interesting to me since Comcast is about to officially become my new ISP. A peace group spent $5000 in vain, trying to show that many (if I dare not say MOST) Americans are at the very least uneasy about the prospect of a renewed war with Iraq.
If you can slog through this, you're a better human than I
United Nations Resolution 1441, Finalized back in November 2002. Tony "Prime Minister of the Brits" Blair was the one who sent me this link-- actually, I was listening to NPR and they mentioned the 1441 magic. Obfuscation aside, this is the official unofficial declaration of the war which will begin Real Soon Now. Speaking of war...
How would you like Some Pictures From the First Gulf Oil War?
Click and ye shall receive. Not much to say about these, except that photographs always make me think twice about callously looking the other way while my government murders my fellow poor people. C'mon, let's have some more delicious links!
Brian Eno is Still A Genius
Read Eno's Time Magazine Article to find out why I'm being so gooey. Also, buy or download a Brian Eno album at your next available convenience.
Another Link I've Ganked From Tom Tomorrow
Enthused about our Next Iraq War yet? Still reading? What would you say if I told you that we're hitting those non-American so & so's with 800 Cruise Missiles in the first 48 hours of this still-pending WAR? You wouldn't say anything, since I'm just a computer screen? Ok. Fair enough. One more makes it magic:
Oceania is at war with Eastasia. Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia!
The popcorn you're eating has been pissed in, film at 11.
If you don't understand my choice of logo, ask your local library to explain "the 1980s" to you, or just keep chanting "USA! USA!" and feel soothed by the prospect of a Missile Defense Shield. Either way, champion.