As those who wish a war in Iraq are unrelenting in their push for violence, so must those who are against that war be unrelenting in their cries for peace. With that in mind, there is another global day of protest against a war in Iraq this Saturday, March 15th. The Toronto rally is at noon in front of the US consulate. Of note for those in the United States is the emergency convergence on the White House in Washington D.C. along with parallel protests in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
I will be among those in Toronto even though it seems somewhat futile at this point. If you are against a war, please attend a rally near you. If you are not quite sure what your stance is, I urge you to immerse yourself in meaningful arguments from both sides of the debate and draw your own conclusions. I view a political rally of this nature as a vote with my physical presence. Like all votes, I feel that it is not a decision one should take lightly. If you are against a war but are feeling powerless against the notion of war, remember the words of Mahatma Gandhi: “Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.”