Written by my father, I couldn’t agree more with him!
- Taking Responsibility for Peace (calculatedwanderings.com)
- When Will Violence Become Unacceptable in America? (enchantingadventure.wordpress.com)
- My Maxamized Prayer for Peace and Contentment (vineandbranchworldministries.com)
When I grew up there appeared, culturally, a symbol that would stand collectively for what would be called the hippie movement or the counter-culture movement. It was found on the sides of VW buses, belt buckles that held up hip-huger bell bottoms, on the sides of buildings and along the highways of America. I am referring of course to the “peace symbol”. Within the walls of a house that voted for Barry Goldwater there beat within the heart of a yearning teenager the desire to own a belt buckle that, from my point of view, would firmly establish me as part of the emerging “groovy” crowd. My mother, when shopping with me, asked me why I thought it was so important – I mustered this statement, “It stands for peace”.
In a world torn by the Vietnam conflict, this seemed a very credible reason and the perfect avenue to…
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